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Edward
Received: 5-22-19 Checking: 6-8-19 Still trying to find a movement that will work in this clock. 6-15-19 At this time, I am not able to find a movement that will fit. Still looking. 6-20-19 Unable to find a movement at this time. Still looking. 6-24-19 Still looking. 6-27-19 Still looking. 7-5-19 Still looking. 7-17-19 May have found a movement that will work. Found on ebay. Purchased the movement. 9-3-19 Movement will not work. Looking again. Work has begun: Parts Ordered: 7-17-19 Parts Rec’d: 7-22-19 Final Steps: Work Completed:
Sessiom
Repairs only finished when the work completed has a date inserted.
Received:6-8-19 Checking: 6-24-19 Looking over the clock and looking out how to remove movement from case. Work has begun: 6-24-19 Removing the movement from the case. 6-25-19 Looking at the movement. Lots of problems with this movement. Chains for chimes needs some work. The spring clip came off. Spring appears to be OK. 6-26-19 Taking movement completely apart. 7-2-19 Movement in the ultrasonic cleaner. 7-3-19 Cleaning is complete and Installed 1 bushing. 7-5-19 Movement back together & now testing. 7-13-19 Running good. Ready tp put movement back in case afther case repairs 7-15-19 The case has parts that need repairs. Doing that now. 7-18-19 Case repaired and movement back in case for testing. 7-23-19 Running good. 7-25-19 Still running good. Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: 8-5-19 Doing the final checks. 8-13-19 found problem with hour strike. 8-18-19 Still doing final checks. 8-29-19 All is working good. 9-6-19 Problem with hour strike. Work Completed: 9-3-19
Jim
Hanburg-American (1882 to 1926)
Received:6-25-19 Checking: 6-27-19 Looking at the clock prior to disassembly for any obvious problems. Work has begun: 6-27-19 Movement apart & ready for ultrasonic cleaner. 7-1-19 Polished all pivots & pivot holes. 7-2-19Installed 5 bushings in the chime train, 5 in the time train, & 7 in the strike train. This clock has never had any bushings installed. The movement was in bad shape, but now should be like a new clock. 7-5-19 Putting the movement back together for testing. 7-8-19 Movement back together & testing on test stand. Problem has occured. Checking for problem. 7-19-19 Problem found & corrected. Now testing again. 8-15-19 Movement back in case & testing. 8-17-19 Lots of problems getting the case adjusted correctly for the movement to perform propertly. 8-24-19 Movement out of case & looking for the problem. 8-28-19 Problem found & corrected, now testing again. 9-4-19 Running good. Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: Work Completed:
Ansonia
Sherry Frank
Received:7-6-19 Checking: 7-22-19 Check for any obvious problems prior to disassembly. Work has begun: 8-3-19 Disassemle of movement. 8-5-19 Movement parts in ultrasonic cleaner. 8-6-19 Polished all pivots & pivot holes. 9-2-19 Checking for any bushings that may be required. Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: Work Completed:
Bertolla
Received:7-30-19 Checking: 8-2-19 Looking for the problem. Work has begun: 8-2-19 Movement on test stand. Running and now looking for the problem. Now, I don’t think the chime level is the problem, but looking. 8-5-19 Lever not the problem. Done a few adjustment & it appears to be working. Now testing. 8-10-19 No, That was not problem. The pin that controls the chime had worked loose, Must solder back. 8-17-19 Still working the problem. 8-19-19 Still working problem. 8-27-19 All problems corrected. Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: 8-28-19 Doing the final checks. Work Completed: 9-3-19
Steve
5 tubular Winterhalder Germany
Ken
Received:7-31-19 Checking: 8-5-19 Looking at the movement parts and it appears a piece is missing, but still checking. Work has begun: 8-17-19 All parts appears not with what I got. Got to get case to see if replacement can be found. Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: Work Completed:
1800’s
Fred
Received:8-3-19 This is an insurance claim problem. Checking:8-3-19 Going to customer site to find problems & correct today. 8-5-19 Waiting on the Moving company to provide further instructions. 8-10-19 Now, ready to start work. Work has begun: 8-17-19 Count lever is missing. That caused the chimes to continue chiming without stopping. This wheel must be made. 9-3-19 Part is being Made. Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: Work Completed:
Received:8-3-19 Checking: 8-9-19 Taking movement out of case. Work has begun: 8-10-19 Movement apart & in ultrasonic cleaner. 8-12-19 Polished all pivots & pivot holes. Installed 8 bushings. Most of the pivots were worned very bad. 8-13-19 Movement back together & testing. 8-14-19 Running good. Ready to put movement back in case. 8-15-19 Movement in case & testing. 8-17-19 Running good. Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: 8-18-19 Doing the final checks prior to completion stage. Work Completed: 8-24-19
Stewann
New Haven
Rick
Received:8-5-19 Checking: 8-12-19 checking for obvious problems. Work has begun: 8-12-19 Movement apart & in ultrasonic cleaner. 8-13-19 Polished all pivots & pivot holes. Installed 5 bushings. 8-16-19 Movement back 8-19-19 Movement back together & testing. 8-22-19 Running good. 8-28-19 Still running good. Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: 8-30-19 Movement back in case & testing. 9-5-19 Doing the final checks. Work Completed:
William Potts was born in December 1809 and was apprenticed to Samuel Thompson, a Darlington clockmaker. In 1833, at the age of 24, William moved to Pudsey near Leeds, to set up his own business. [1] Initially the business was primarily concerned with domestic timepieces, however this gradually expanded into the manufacture and repair of public clocks. In 1862 the business moved to Guildford Street, Leeds, and later, a workshop for public clocks opened nearby in Cookridge Street. This heralded the most productive and profitable years of the business with large numbers of public clocks being installed both home and abroad for cathedrals, churches, town halls, schools, engineering works and railways. [1] Queen Victoria granted the company a Royal Warrant in 1897. [1] The business was renamed William Potts & Sons Limited as a result of three of William’s sons joining the company, however, after the First World War, two sons started their own clockmaking business, Tom Potts left in 1928 and Charles Potts left in 1930. William Potts & Sons Limited joined the Smith of Derby Group in 1935, but very wisely, with such a well-recognised name, Potts retained its identity and the Leeds base. Today the Potts name is still recognised and active in the north of Britain. It is claimed that there are more than 1600 Potts clocks in existence around England. [2]
English
Received:8-20-19 Checking: 8-26-19 Looking for any obvious problems. Movement very dirty. Lots of old oil. Ready to take movement apart. Work has begun: 8-28-19 Movement apart & in ultrasonic cleaner. 8-29-19 Cleaning is completed. Polished all pivots & pivot holes. 8-30-19 Installed 3 bushings in the chime train. None in the time train. One bushing in the strike train. 8-31-19 Movement back togather & testing. 9-3-19 Now testing. Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: Work Completed:
Steve
Howard Miller
Steve
Received:8-20-19 Checking: 9-2-19 Movement out of case &checking for any obvious problem. Work has begun: 9-3-19 Movement out of caseand apart in the ultrasonic cleaner. Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: Work Completed:
Regulator
Christine
Black Forest in Germany
Received:8-31-19 Checking: 9-5-19 Checking the movement for any obvious problems other than the strike cable will need replaced. Work has begun: Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: Work Completed:
Music Box
Buddy
Received:9-5-19 Checking: Work has begun: Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: Work Completed:
Received:9-6-19 Checking: Work has begun: Parts Ordered: Parts Rec’d: Final Steps: Work Completed:
Bob