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Sharon
Received: 10-11-18 Checking: 10-15-18 The movement is bad. We checked it by putting battery to the movement. This movement is not available any more. We have looked for it at all our supplier and none have it. 10-16-18 Still looking. 10-18-18 Cannot find a replacement for the movement. Work has begun: 11-8-18 Plan to put in a new movement, but will only be time, no sound. Unable to find a replacement with sound. 1-15-19 Still waiting on movement delivery. Parts Ordered: 12-10-18 Parts Rec’d: 12-13-18 This movement does not fit. Still looking. 12-17-18 Ordered another movement 12-20-18 Movement backed order, be after the 1st of the year before I get it. Hope it will work. Only time no chime. 12-28-18 Waiting on movement. 1-24-19 Still waiting on movement. 1-30-19 Movement not here yet. I will check on it and see what the problem is. 2-8-19 I was told it will be available in about 2 to 3 weeks. 2-26-19 Still waiting on replacement to arrive. 3-7-19 I am going to check to see when movement will be delivered today. 3-9-19 Movement has been shipped. Should have it next week. Final Steps: Work Completed:
Linden
Received: 11-29-18 Checking: 12-24-18 Taken movement out of case & checking for any obvious problems. Work has begun: 12-26-18 Movement apart & in ultrasonic cleaner. 12-28-18 Polished all pivots & pivot holes. Many bushings will be needed. 12-28-18 Look at the picture about, you can see space from the arbor on the spring barrel. Very bad. This is only one of many problems. 12-31-18 Bushing has begun. 1-9-19 Installed 4 bushings in the chime train, 5 in the time train, & 6 in the strike train. Never had any bushings. 1-11-19 Now ready to put the bushings in the spring barrels. 1-14-19 Sring barrels need bushings, very bad egg shape. 1-17-19 Had to make another barrel. 1-24-19 Barrel made. Now testing on test stand. Parts Ordered: 1-3-19 Had to order special size bushings for the spring barrels Parts Rec’d: 1-11-19 Final Steps: 1-25-19 Doing the final checks, checking the time. 2-4-19 Problem surfaced, now looking for problem. 2-17-19 Problem has not been found yet. 2-20-19 Still looking for problem. 2-26-19 Still working problem. 3-2-19 Still working the problem. Almost completed. 3-6-19 problem corrected & now testing again. 3-9-19 Running good now. After next week, if no problem, it will be completed. Time will tell. 3-18-19 Still a problem with chimes. Work Completed:
Jimmy Jimmy
Received: 11-29-18 Checking: 1-2-19 Checking for any obvious problems. Appears that this clock has never had any bushings. It looks like many will be required. After cleaning this will be determine. Work has begun: 1-2-19 Movement apart and in ultrasonic cleaner. 1-3-19 cleaning is now completed. Ready to check if bushings are needed. 1-9-19 Installed 10 bushings in the time train and 6 in the strike train. Replaced pins in lantern pinions on wheel # 3 and 5 for strike & escape wheel. 1-10-19 Ready to put movement back together for testing. 1-12-19 Testing has begun. 1-15-19 Still on test stand, testing. 1-19-19 Movement in case & testing. Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: 1-23-19 Doing the final checks. Work Completed: 1-25-19
Dufa
Howard Miller
Yvonne
Received:12-28-18 Checking: 1-30-19 Lots of old oil on everything. should only oil pivots nothing else. The time cable guard is wrapped. Work has begun: 1-30-19 Movement apart & in ultrasonic cleaner. 1-31-19 Cleaning is completed. Polished all pivots & pivot holes. 2-1-19 Installed 9 bushings in the chime train, 9 in the time train & 10 in the strike train. The most bushings I have ever had to install. This movement has been rebuilt. Should be like a new movement. Nothing has ever been done to this clock as far as I can tell. 1-4-19 Still making corrections to movement. 2-9-19 Running into several problems at this time. Looks like it will take awhile. 2-11-19 Plan to get back on this clock and locate problem. 2-20-19 Problem found & corrected. Now testing again. 2-21-19 Running good now. 2-24-19 Still running good. Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: 2-24-19 Doing the final checks. 2-28-19 Problem has occured. Chimes not working correctly. 3-2-19 Problem found & now testing again. 3-6-19 Still problem. Runs for about 4 days then the chime quits working. Hard to find the problem. 3-9-19 Still looking. I think I have found the problem. 3-13-19 Yes, the problem is resolved. Be ready for delivery next week. Work Completed:
Gilbert
Received:1-9-19 Checking: 2-2-19 Strike & chime springs verry dirty. A lots of old oil. Work has begun: 2-4-19 Time spring is brike.Movement is very dirty & lots of old oil also. 2-5-19 Movement apart & in ultrasonic cleaner. 2-6-19 Plolished all pivots & pivots holes. 2-7-19 Installed 7 bushings in the strike train, 5 in the time train, & 2 in the chime train. 2-8-19 Ready to put movement back together. 2-11-19 Movement back together & testing. 2-16-19 Running good. Will start final checks next week. 2-20-19 The pendulum I am using is causing the clock to run fast; Got to solve this problem. 2-21-19 Running good now. Parts Ordered: 2-5-19 Ordered spring. Parts Rec’d: 2-7-19 Final Steps: 2-24-19 Doing the final checks. Work Completed: 2-27-19
Mark
Howard Miller
Received:1-12-19 Checking: 2-7-19 Removed the movement from case. Checking for obvious problems. No pendulum with clock. Work has begun: 2-9-19 Movement extremely dirty. Movement apart & in ultrasonic cleaner. 2-10-19 Polished all pivots & pivot holes. Installed 8 bushings in the time train & 5 in the strike train. Had to replace the trundles in the fan & #3 wheel on the strike side. The trundles were almost worned into. 2-11-19 Ready to put movement back together. 2-12-19 Movement back together. Ready to test. 2-16-19 Testing on the test stand. 2-20-19 A few problems are still here. Mostly the time is too fast. 2-21-19 Running better now. 2-24-19 Still running good. Ready to check the time to ensure it is keeping good time. Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: 2-25-19 Doing the final checks. Checking the time. 3-2-19 Running fast. Correcting this problem. Work Completed: 3-6-19
Rick
Elleby & Son 1850
Received:1-12-19 Checking: 2-7-19 Movement apart and ready to work on this clock. Work has begun: 2-8-19 Lots of rust on all the steel parts. Installed 5 bushings in the time train, & 5 in the strike train. 2-9-19 The time weight barrel sproket clip is badly worned. Going to have it repaired before it gets to the point it cannot be repaired. Movements parts are in ultrasonic cleaner. 2-11-19 Made a new clip. Movement back together & ready to test. 2-16-19 Testing is going good. However, the date is not working. The pen that changes the date is worn over the years to the point the lever does not touch the date wheel allowing the date to change.. I will have to make a extendion to the lever to allow it to touch & change the date. 2-18-19 Date problem is now working. Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: 2-18-19 Doing the final checks. 2-20-19 Date timing is off, got to correct that, then clock will be ready to deliver, Work Completed: 2-21-19
Brian
New Haven (Patent Apr. 13, 1896)
Steve
New England
Received:1-16-19 Checking: 2-18-19 Checking for obvious problems prior to disassembly. Lots of old oil. Work has begun: 2-18-19 Pivots stuck when taking apart. 2-20-19 Movement parts in ultrasonic cleaner. 2-21-19 Cleaning is completed. Polished all pivots & pivot holes. Installed one bushing in the chime train & 3 in the strike train, none needed in the time train. 2-23-19 Movement back together and ready to start testing on test stand. 2-25-19 Testing is going good. All 3 weight cables replaced. 2-26-19 Face back on movement & testing. 2-27-18 Running good. 3-1-19 Still running good. 3-6-19 Looking good. 3-9-19 Should be ready after next week if no problem occurs. Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: 3-13-19 Doing the final checks. Work Completed: 3-15-19
Received:1-16-19 Checking: 2-21-19 Movement out of case. Checking for any obvious problem. Really dirty. Taking the movement apart the pivots on several wheels stuck when removing from plates. Work has begun: 2-21-19 Movement apart & in ultrasonic cleaner. 2-23-19 Cleaning is now completed. Polishing all pivots & pivot holes. Ready to check for any bushings that will bequired. 2-25-19 Installed4 bushings in the chime train, 3 in the time train, & 6 in the strike train. Spring barrels had a lots of broken pieces of bass inside each barrel. Movement back together & ready to start testing on test stand. 2-26-19 Testing has begun. 2-27-19 Running good. 3-1-19 Problem with the strike. 3-2-19 Problem found & corrected. Now testing again. 3-6-19 Testing is going good. 3-9-19 Running good. Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: 3-9-19 Doing the fial checks. Work Completed: 3-13-19
Steve
New England
Received:1-22-19 Checking: 2-26-19 Movement out of case. checking for any obvious problems. Work has begun: 2-27-19 Movement apart & ready for ultrasonic cleaner. 2-28-19 Movement parts in the ultrasonic cleaner. Springs were very dry & some rust on the springs. 3-1-19 Ready to check to see if bushings are needed. 3-2-19 Installed 3 bushings in the time train, and 3 in the strike train. 3-4-19 Movement back together & testing on test stand. 3-6-19 Running good. 3-9-19 Still looking good. 3-18-19 Problem developed. Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: 3-11-19 Doing the final checks. Work Completed:
George
Hamburg-American
Received:1-24-19 3-1-19 Plan to start on this clock next week. Checking: 3-2-19 Movement out of case. Lots of old oil on movement. Work has begun: 3-2-19 Movement apart and ready for ultrasonic cleaner. Springs were dry of oil and dirty. 3-4-19 Cleaning is completed. Polished all pivots & pivots holes. Installed 4 bushings in the chime train, 2 in the time train, & 4 in the strike train. 3-5-19 Movement back together & ready to start testing on the test stand. 3-6-19 Problem with the escape wheel. Bent teeth. Trying to straighen up the bent teeth. 3-9-19 Teeth bent too bad and cannot correct the problem. New escape is now in and back to testing. 3-11-19 Movement back on test stand testing. 3-13-19 Running good. 3-15-19 Ready to put movement back in case & continue testing. Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: Work Completed:
Howard Miller
Howard
Received:1-24-19 Checking: 3-5-19 should start on this clock next week. 3-6-19 Movement out of case. Very dirty movement. Many of the wheels stuck when trying to remove. Work has begun: 3-6-19 Movement apart & ready for ultrasonic cleaner. Springs are very dirty with old oil. 3-7-19 Cleaning has been completed. Ready to polish all pivots & pivot holes. 3-8-19 Installed 4 bushings in the chime train, 3 in the time train, & 5 in the strike train. 3-9-19 Movement back together and ready to start testing on test stand. 3-11-19 Testin on the test stand. 3-13-19 Running good on test stand. 3-15-19 Movement back in case & testing. Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: Work Completed:
Cheryl
New England
Bob
Received:1-28-19 Checking: 3-7-19 Should start on your clock next week. Work has begun: 3-11-19 Movement apart & in ultrasonic cleaner. 3-13-19 Old oil on all wheels, some of the wheels were very hard to separate from the plates when disassembling. 3-15-19 Polished a;; pivots & pivot holes. Installed 4 bushings in the time train & none in the strike or chime train. Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: Work Completed:
Sligh
Ann
Received:1-28-19 Checking: 3-15-19 work will begin next week. Work has begun: Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: Work Completed:
Baldwin
Received:1-28-19 Checking: Work has begun: Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: Work Completed:
Pat M.
Ridgeway
Pat I.
Jafger
Received:1-28-19 Checking: Work has begun: Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: Work Completed:
Received:2-12-19 Checking: 3-6-19 Took movement out of case and checking for obvious problems. The time spring is wound very tight. Work has begun: 3-6-19 Released springs and oiled them. Oiled was squeezed out of the springs causing the lubrication on the springs to be dry. Tried to see if that was the problem. Yes, it was. Movement has been running for over 4 hours. Will continue test to see any other problem shows up. 3-7-19 Clock still running on my test stand. If ok, by next week, I will put the movement back in the case. I believe the problem is winding too tight causing the oil to be squeesed out. within time the spring has got dry and binds up. Time will tell. 3-13-19 running good no problmes. Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: 3-13-19 Doing the final checks. Work Completed: 3-15-19
Ronnie
Dufa 1920
Emperor
Mark
Received:2-13-19 Checking: Work has begun: Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: Work Completed:
Garith
Daneker
Received:2-20-19 Checking: Work has begun: Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: Work Completed:
Howard Miller 1997
Received: 3-2-19 Checking: Work has begun: Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: Work Completed:
Linda
Received: 3-2-19 Checking: Work has begun: Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: Work Completed:
Gerald
Centurion
Received: 3-8-19 Checking: Work has begun: Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: Work Completed:
John
Ridgeway
Melba
Received: 3-12-19 Checking: Work has begun: Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: Work Completed:
French (Paris B & H)
Terri
Herschede 9 Tubular
Received: 3-16-19 Checking: Work has begun: Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: Work Completed: