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Ilene Received: 5-26-18 Checking:  6-7-18  Movement out of case.  Checking for obvious problems, if any.  6-9-18  Movement very dirty.  This clock was in a fire.   Case has a lots of some type of chemicals on it, probably from the fire. Work has begun:  6-15-18  Movement apart and in ultrasonic cleaner.  6-20-18  Cleaning is complete now.  Ready to check for any required bushings. 6-27-18  Still checking for any required bushings.  The case has been cleaned, but what ever is on it is not coming off.  Still lots of work needed on case. 6-28-18  Installed 9 bushings.  Ready to put movement back together for testing.  7-2-18  Problems with some of the pivots;  checking for the problems. 7-3-18  Replace suspension spring.  Old one was bent & cracked.  7-6-18  Problems corrected & testing again.  7-9-18  Problem still exist.  7-10-18  Problem corrected.  Now running good on test stand. 7-20-18  Ready to work on the case.  8-4-18  Problem with movement still exist.  8-7-18  Problem has been resolved. Testing has resumed.  8-12-18  Still running good.  8-15-18  Running for a week without any problems.  8-18-18  Case working will begin now. 8-29-18  After a week the clock stops after winding.  Back to the drawing board.  8-31-18  Problem corrected after taking movement apart again. 9-3-19  Testing is going good for now.  9-11-18  Had to bush the strike spring barrel.  Now testing again.  9-3-18  Still problems.  10-18-18  Problem is now solved.  Movement has been running without any problems for a week now.  Next week we will repair the columns on the case.  10-26-18  Problem occured again.  Back to drawing board.11-1-18  Problem has been identified.  The fire that this clock was in, created a lots of heat and weaken the springs. The springs do not have any power in them, thus must be replaced. 11-12-18  Springs replaced.  11-19-18  Running good now. Parts Ordered: 11-1-18 Springs ordered  Parts Rec’d:  11-6-18     Final Steps:   Work Completed:
French
Wanda Received: 8-3-18 Checking: 8-5-18  Movement apart & ready for the ultrasonic cleaner. Work has begun: 8-5-18  Movement in ultrasonic cleaner.  8-6-18  Cleaning process has been completed.  Polished all pivots & pivot holes.  8-7-18  Checking to see if any bushings are required.  8-9-18  No bushings are required.  However, I did close in 3 wheels that were on the borderline of needing bushings, 8-10-18  Movement back together & testing.  8-14-18  Running good. 8-15-18  Adjusting the time, otherwise the clock is working good. 8-16-18  Running good. 8-22-18  Still running good. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps: 8-18-18  Adjusting the time.  Ity has been running slow.  Also checking everything else to ensure no problems. 8-23-18  All is good. Work Completed: I will hold until you move.
Howard Miller (Forgot tp take picture before Moving)
Debbie Received: 8-25-18 Checking:  8-27-18  Movement looks good.  Ready to take movement apart. Work has begun:  8-29-18  Movement apart & in ultrasonic cleaner. 8-31-18  Polished all pivots & pivot holes.  This clock does not need any bushings.  9-1-18  Put the movement back together for testing. 9-2-18  Running good.  9-6-18  Still running good. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps: 9-7-18  Doing the final checks. Work Completed: 9-25-18
Received: 8-25-18 Checking: 8-29-18  Looking at the movement to see if any obvious problems. Work has begun: 8-30-18  Movement apart & in ultrasonic cleaner.  8-31-18  Polished all pivots & pivot holes.  9-1-18  Movement has not ever had  any bushings installed.  I installed 3 bushings in the time train & 5 bushings in the strike train.  Ready to put movement back together for testing.  9-2-18 Running good.  9-6-18  Ready to put movement back in case & continue testing.  9-7-18  Movement back in case & continuing the testing. 9-10-18  Running good.  9-11-18  Still running good.  9-14-18  Still good.  9-18-18  Everything is looking good for now. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps: 9-24-18  Doing the final checks. Work Completed: 9-27-18 Debbie Debbie Received: 8-25-18 Checking: 8-30-18  Looking for any obvious problems.  Movement has not ever been bushed.  Looks like several bushings will be required. Work has begun:  8-31-18  Movement apart & in ultrasonic cleaner.  9-1-18  Polishing all pivots & pivot holes.  Ready to check for any required bushings. 9--5-18  Installed 3 bushings in the time train & 5 in the strike train.  9-6-18  Ready to put movement back together.  9-7-18  Now, testing on test stand. 9-10-18  Testing is going good for now.  9-12-18  Running good.  9-18-18  Everything is looking good. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps: 9-24-18  Doing the final checks. Work Completed: 10-2-18
Grandfather Clock (Friedrich Mauthe)
 
Mauthe Clock Company In 1844 Friedrich Mauthe and his wife Marie (Kienzle) founded a company in Schwenningen, Germany to produce watch parts. By the end of the 1860s Mauthe began to produce their own wall clocks and movements. Some were produced through the network of cottage clock industries or so called "Gewerblern", others were produced in a mass production industrialized way. The Mauthe sons Christian (1845-1909) and James (1847-1915) took over in 1876. In 1886 Mauthe Clock began manufacturing its own spring. In 1899 a case factory was added, by 1900, 1000 employees were on the payroll. In 1915 Mauthe added their own sawmill and milling shop. In 1923 the year of inflation made competition for Mauthe tough. In 1930 2000 workers produced 45,000 clocks and watches a week. By 1923, 60% German clocks exported to London were Mauthe. Around 1900, alarm clocks, pendulum wall clocks, grandfather clocks, office clocks and "Buffet clocks" were offered. The number of employees at that time went up to about 1,100 people. In 1904 the 3rd generation took over (Eugene Schreiber (1877-1939) - son of Christian Mauthe, Dr. Fritz Mauthe (1875-1951) - son of Jacob and Mauthe Alfred (1879-1911) - son of Jacob Mauthe. In 1925 Mauthe announced a new trademark. It shows a right-looking eagle with outstretched wings, holding in its talons a three-part round plate with the letters F, M and S. In 1970, Mauthe struggled for survival, and in 1975 the company was in receivership and forced to close in 1976.
Fabrick Germania
Unknown at this time
Bradley Received: 9-11-18 Checking: 9-17-18  Movement out of case.  Checking for any obvious problems before disassembling the movement.  Geneva stops has been  removed by some one.  However, that will not hurt the operation of the clock.  Suspension spring has been bent, but should straigthen up OK.   One of the strike rods is broken. Work has begun:  9-19-19  Movement apart & in the ultrasonic cleaner.  9-20-18  Pivots & pivot holes polished.  9-21-18  Installed 4 bushings in the time train and 4 in the strike train.  9-22-18  Have to replace strike rod assembly.  Korean strike rod assembly replacement could not be found.  9-25-18  Testing has begun. 10-2-18  On test stand & running good. 10-6-18  Still running good.  10-15-18  Ready to put movement in case & continue testing. 10-16-18  Movement in case & testing.  10-18-18  Running good. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps: 10-19-18  Doing the final checks. Work Completed:
Spiegel & Co. (Korea movement)
Howard Miller (1987)
Don & Nancy Received: 9-24-18 Checking: 10-5-18  Movement out of case.  Checking for any obvious problems before disassemble. Work has begun: 10-6-18  Movement extremely dirty with old oil.  The oil has dried up.  Look at the springs above.  10-09-18 Movement in ultrasonic cleaner. 10-10-18  Cleaning is completed.  Polished all pivots & pivot holes.  10-11-18  Installed 3 bushings in the chime train, 2 in tine train & 4 in the strike train. Chime barrel is worned really bad.  Must replace.  10-15-18  All repairs have been made & now it is time to put the movement back together for testing.  10-19-18  Movement on test stand & testing.  10-22-18  Running good.  10-26-18  Problem with the time.  Still adjusting.  10-29-18  Balance wheel must  be replaced.  Unable to slow the clock down.  The balance wheel is the problem.  Everything was tried but non helped.  11-5-18  Installed new balance wheel. Testing on test stand.  11-6-18  Running good. 11-7-18  Checking to see if time is good before putting movement back in case.  11-8-18  Movement back in case  & testing.  11-12-18  Running good.  Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps: 11-13-18  doing the final tests.  11-19-18  Still adjusting the time. Work Completed:
Received: 10-3-18 Checking: 10-16-18  Movement out of case.  The time spring came loose from the arbor and broke several teeth when it came loose from the  clip that retains the spring. Work has begun: 10-17-18  The # 2 wheel pinion gear has 2 broken teeth.  That part will have to be replaced.  10-19-18  Bad parts are being made. 10-26-18  Pinion gear has been made.  Ready to assemble for testing. 11-10-18  Movement back together & testing.  11-12-18  Running good. 11-13-18  Ready to put movement back in case for further testing.  11-19-18  Movement back in case & testing. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: Trent
Aikosha (30 Day)
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. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed:
Linden
Cathie Received: 10-12-18 Checking:  10-17-18  Excessive grease on # 3 wheel on strike side. 2  pinion pins broke on #3 wheel.  Many other problems. Work has begun: 10-18-18  Movement apart & in ultrasonic cleaner.  Cleaning is completed.  Pivot & pivot holes polished.  10-18-18  Installed 3 bushings  in the strike train & 1 in the time train.  Replaced the pins in the # 2 pinion wheels and 1 pins on the #3 wheel.  10-22-18  Srike spring is broke.  10-26-18  Ready to put Movement back together.  10-29-18  Movement back together & testing.  10-30-18 Had problem with the hand spring being too tight.   Problem corrected.  11-7-18  Movement back in case & continue testing.  11-19-18  Running good.  Parts Ordered: 10-18-18  Spring  Parts Rec’d:  10-24-18  Final Steps:  Work Completed: Received: 10-13-18 Checking: 10-19-18  Movement out of case.  Checking for obvious problems.  Suspension spring is broke,& missing the pendulum & leader.  Mounting arm is broken.  Clock is very rusty.  Places on the back plate are broke.  Work has begun: 10-19-18  Movement apart & in the ultrasonic cleaner.  10-20-18  Cleaning is completed.  10-21-18  Installed 3 bushings in the time train,  & 6 in the strike train.  Ready to put movement back together for testing.   10-29-18  Putting movement back together.  10-30-18  Ready to test on the test stand. 11-1-18  Testing has begun.  11-7-18  Testing is going good.  11-13-18  Running good.  Ready to put movement back in case to continue testing. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: Rick
Charvet Lyon
After repairs, the customer wants to sell this clock. If interested just email me at bardon@otelco.net
E. R. Schlenker & Kienzle
Received: 10-18-18 Checking: 10-23-18  Checking for any obvious problems prior to dis-assembly.  Lots of old oil.   Work has begun: 10-26-18  Movement apart & ready for ultrasonic cleaner.  10-27-18 Cleaning is completed from the ultrasonic cleaner.  Polished all pivots and pivot holes.  Installed 2 bushings in the time train.  10-29-18  Movement back together & ready to test on test stand.  10-30-18  Testing has begun. 10-31-18  Still running good.  11-5-18  Still running good. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps: 11-6-18  Doiing the final checks. Work Completed:  11-7-18
Ridgeway
Lisa Received: 10-18-18 Checking: 10-25-18  The arm to the movement part is broken on one side.  Looks like it has broke before & soldered.  We will have to solder again. Work has begun: 10-26-18  Arm soldered back together.  Movement apart & in ultrasonic cleaner.  10-27-18  Polished all pivots & pivot holes.   Checking for any required bushings.  10-29-18  Installed 3 bushings,  Many of the pivots were bent.  All are correct now.  Ready to put movement back together. 11-1-18  The soldering did not hold.  Brazing will be tried now. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: Melba
French Figurine
I can try to put in another movement, but it will only be a try. I would have to modify the case in order for it to fit, if it will. Let me know if you want me to try another type of movement?
Ridgeway
Received: 10-23-18 Checking: 10-30-18  Movement very dirty with old oil.  Taking the movement apart, many of the pivots were stuck to the plates. Work has begun:  10-30-18  Movement apart & on ultrasonic cleaner.  10-31-18  Polished all pivots & pivot holes.  Ready to see if bushings are needed.  11-2-18  Installed 2 bushings in the chime train, 2 in the time train & 2 in the strike train.  11-5-18   Movement back together & on the test stand testing. 11-7-18  Running good. 11-12-18  Still running good.  11-13-18  All is good. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps: 11-14-18  Doing the final checks. Work Completed:  11-19-18
Jane Jane Received: 10-23-18 Checking:  10-30-18  Movement out of case.  Checking for ovious problems. Work has begun: 11-2-18  Movement apart & in ultrasonic cleaner.  11-3-18  Cleaning is completed.  Polished all pivots & pivot holes.  11-6-18  Installed 5 bushings in the time train, 1 in the strike & 3 in the chime train.  11-7-18  Installing the bezel on case with glass.  Movement back  together & testing. Parts Ordered:  10-31-18 Glass & bezel  11-5-18 Chime spring has  been ordered.  11-7-18 Parts Rec’d:  11-10-18   spring is in   Final Steps:  11-15-18  Doing the final checks. Work Completed:
Rolls
John Received: 10-25-18 Checking: 11-1-18  Movement taken out of the case & checking for any obvious problems. Work has begun:  11-3-18  Movement apart & in ultrasonic cleaner.  11-5-18  Polished all pivots & pivot holes. 11-6-18  No bushings required.  Time # 5 wheel  had a bent pivot.  Straighten Pivot out.  11-7-18  Movement back together & ready for the test stand, for testing.  11-12-18  Bad balance wheel.  Must replace in order to keep good time.  The old one would stop from time to time.  11-13-18  New balance wheel in the movement & now testing again. 11-15-18  Running good. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps: 11-19-18  Doing the final checks.  Adjusting the time. Work Completed:
Seth Thomas
Received: 10-25-18 Checking: 11-7-18  Movement out of case & checking for any obvious problems prior to dis-assemble  springs were very dirty with dried oil. Work has begun: 11-8-18  Movement apart & in the ultrasonic cleaner. 11-9-18  Cleaning has been completed.  11-10-18  Polished all pivots & pivot holes. 11-12-18  Installed 4 bushings in the time train, & 5 in the strike train  Movement back together & testing has begun. 11-13-18  Running good. 11-15-18  Movement back in case & testing. 11-19-18  Running good. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: John
New England Regulator
Received: 10-26-18 Checking: 11-10-18  Movement out of case.  The suspension spring is bad, must replace it.  Also checking for any other obvious problems  before dis-assemble is done.  Movement is very dirty. Work has begun:   11-12-18  Movement is apart & in the ultrasonic cleaner.  11-13-18  Cleaning is completed.  Pivots & pivot holes polished.   Ready to check for any needed bushings.  11-15-18  Installed 3 bushings in the time train & 7 in the strike train.  Ready to put movement back together. 11-19-18  Movement back together & testing. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: Craig
Seth Thomas
Looks like a postwar Urgos clock, most likely made around the 1950's-1960's period when these clocks were still in vogue. They are known as 'buffetuhren' in Germany. Should play Westminster/Whittington/Winchester chimes. Some of these clocks play a regional Dutch tune called Reuzendans and will be marked likewise on the dial if it plays this. Great chimes and veneered glossy cases sometimes adorned with metalwork. Movements are typical middle-range fare and as noted above the movements with lever escapements can be a piece of work.
Cathy
Emperor
Received: 11-2-18 Checking:  Work has begun:  Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: Glenn Received: 11-2-18 Checking:  Work has begun:  Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: Glenn
Gustav Becker
Received: 11-2-18 Checking:  Work has begun:  Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed:
Keininger
Susan Received: 11-2-18 Checking:  11-14-18  checking for any obvious problems. Work has begun:  11-15-18  oiled movement & on test stand.  No problems found. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps: 11-19-18  Doing final checks. Work Completed: Susan Received: 11-2-18 Checking: 11-14-18  Checking for any obvious problems after fall. Work has begun: 11-15-18  Oiled movement & testing on test stand.  11-16-18  Running good.  No problem due to fall. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps: 11-19-18  Doing final checks Work Completed:
Sligh
Tobias Bauerle
Received: 11-5-18 Checking:  Work has begun:  Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: Amanda
Howard Miller
5 Tubular
Received: 10-31-18 Checking: 11-14-18  Ready to look at the movement for ovious problems before dis-assemble.  The time cable is wrapped around the winding arbor, not on the  winding barrel. Work has begun: 11-15-18  Movement apart & in ultrasonic cleaner.  11-19-18  Cleaning is completed. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: Steve Made in germany Winterhalder Received: 11-16-18 Checking:  Work has begun:  Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: Jay
Howard Miller