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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.  12-12-18  Ready to repair the columns on the case.  12-21-18  Working on the case.  see picture above.  12-26-18  Case work completed.  Movement back in case & testing. 12-28-18  Problem running in case.  1-14-19  The strike spring barrel is not round.  That appears to be the problem now. Parts Ordered: 11-1-18 Springs ordered  Parts Rec’d:  11-6-18     Final Steps: 1-1-19  Doing the final checks.  Work Completed:
French
 
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. Final Steps:  Work Completed:
Linden
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. 11-16-18 Brazing is working good.  11-19-18  Escape wheel teeth were bent very bad. They were corrected.  11-20-18  E-clip missing off the back of spring arbor. 11-21-18  Movement back together & testing.  11-24-18  Testing is going good. 11-29-18  Testing is still going good.  12-1-18  The hands will not stay tight causing play in the minute hand.  The hands are not the original.   These hands are $20.00 from my vendors.  The are i type hands and not square fitting for the minute hand, that is required.  This is the problem.   12-3-18  Hope to make these hands to work.  Some mofications will be required. 12-7-18 Still working on the hands.  12-10-18  Hands are corrected.  Ready to continue testing.  12-13-18  Testing now. 12-18-18  Still problem.  Hard to get into beat.  The verge is very sensitive with adjustment.  12-24-18 Still working the problem.  12-28-18  Still looking for problem. 1-12-19  Still working problem. 1-13-19  Problem solved.  Running good now.  Still running good. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps: 1-15-19  Doing the final checks.  Setting the time.  1-15-19  Running good. 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?
Cathy
Emperor
Received: 11-2-18 Checking: 11-21-18  Checking out movement prior to dis-assemble for any obvious problems.  Very dirty & appears to need many bushings. Work has begun: 11-21-18  Clock is apart.  Checking out all parts.  11-22-18  Movement  parts in ultrasonic cleaner.11-23-18  Cleaning is completed now.  11-24-18  Polished all pivots & pivot holes.  Installed 6 bushings in the chime train, 3 in the time, & 5 in the strike train.  Suspension spring is broke. Replaced the spring.  Ready to put movement back together.  11-26-18  Movement back together & testing on test stand.  11-28-18  found problem with the hour strike.  Problem now corrected  back to testing. 12-1-18  Problem not corrected.  Back to the drawing board. 12-3-18  I had to put in 2 more bushings. Movement back toegether again.  Now the problem is corrected.  Running good.  At least I think so.  12-7-18  Running good now.  12-10-18  The chimes are not right at this time.  Making adjustments.  12-12-18  Made adjustment & testing again.  12-14-18  Running good.  12-18-18  Still running good. 1-11-19  I think we have found problem.  The pendulum leader was moved during the move without us knowing it.  Now testing to ensure problem is corrected. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps: 12-18-18  Doing the final checks. 12-24-18  Still doing final checks. 12-28-19  Looking good. Work Completed: 1-13-19  Problem corrected.  Ready to check once more before deliver. 1-15-19 Ready to deliver. Debbie Received: 11-28-18 Checking: 12-20-18  Checking for obvious problems prior to disassemble.  Several pieces have been broken off the case.  Right front leg has been brazed back on. Work has begun: 12-24-18  Movement apart & in ultrasonic cleaner.  12-28-18  Cleaning is completed.  1-3-19  Installed  3 bushings in the time train  and 5 in the strike train.  Both springs were very dirty.  One of the pins to hold back plate was broke and reworked.  1-4-19  Ready to put movement back together for testing.  1-10-19  Testing has begun.  1-12-19  Running good. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps: 1-15-19  Doing the final checks. Work Completed: Debbie Received: 11-28-18 Checking: 12-20-18  Checking for any obvious problems prior to dis-assemble. Work has begun: 12-21-18  Movement apart & in ultrasonic cleaner.  12-24-18  Cleaning is complete.  Polished all pivots & pivot holes.  Next is to see if bushings are needed.  12-28-18 Intalled 1 bushing in the time train & 1 in the strike train.  Ready to put movement back together for testing.   12-31-18  Testing has begun.  1-2-19  Running good. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps: 1-3-19  Doing the final checks.  Checking the time. 1-7-19  Problems with chime. 1-12-19  Still problem.  1-12-19  Problem found & corrected. continue testing to be sure no problems exist. 1-14-19  Still problem.  1-15-19 Found problem & corrected.  Now testing. Work Completed: Debbie
Geandfather clock (out of case)
Andrew Received: 11-28-18 Checking: 12-24-18  Ready to look at this clock.  back off & checking for obvious problems Work has begun: 12-24-18  Checked batteries, all OK.  Turned on chime.  They were out of time.  Trying to adjust.   12-26-18  Chime problem has beem corrected.  Testing has begun.  12-28-18  Testing is going good. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps: 12-29-18  Doing the final checks. Work Completed:  1-1-19
Howard Miller
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. Parts Ordered:  1-3-19  Had to order special size bushings for the spring barrels Parts Rec’d: 1-11-19    Final Steps:  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. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: Received: 11-28-18 Checking: 12-13-18 Movement out of case & checking for obvious problems Work has begun: 12-15-18  Movement apart & in ultrasonic cleaner.  12-16-18  Cleaning has been completed.  Polished all pivots & pivot holes. 12-17-18  Installed 12 bushings, 6 in the time train & 6 in the strike train.  Pretty bad shape due to pivots holes excessive wear.  Several pins missing. 12-18-18  Movement back together & testing.  12-19-18  Running good.  12-20-18  Making adjustment to time.  12-24-18  Still running good & still making adjustments to time. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps: 12-28-18  Doing the final checks.  1-2-19  All is checking out. Work Completed:  1-4-19
Friedrich Mauthe (1902)
Received: 12-4-18 Checking: 1-2-19  Taking movement out of case & checking for any obvious problems. 1-3-19  Movement extremely dirty.   Looks like many bushings will be required. 1-7-19  Installing bushings. 1-9-19  Installed 7 bushings in the time train & 7 in the strike train.  The suspension spring is bad, must replace.  1-11-19 Movement back together & ready to test. 1-12-19  Testing is going good.  Work has begun:  Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps: 1-15-19  doing the final checks. Work Completed: Bruce Received:11-26-18 Checking: 1-7-19  Should start on this clock by end of week.  Strike spring clip broken.  Many bushings will be required. Work has begun: 1-7-19  Movement apart & in ultrasonic cleaner.  cleaning is completed.  1-8-19  This movement never has had any thing done to it. It will require 12 bushings in the time train and 7 in the strike train.  That is a lots of bushings.  1-11-19  Strike spring was broken..It is now replaced. 1-12-19  Ready to put movement back together for testing.  1-15-19 A delay has occured. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: Jennifer
Ingraham
Received:12-11-18 Checking: 1-15-19  Checking for any obvious problems. Work has begun:  Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed:
Howard Miller
John
Howard Miller
Carlton Received:12-12-18 Checking:  Work has begun:  Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed:
Sligh
Received:12-13-18 Checking:  Work has begun:  Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: Mike
S. Marti French Medaille De Bronze
Mellisa
Heco Made in Germany
Received:12-17-18 Checking:  Work has begun:  Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: Received:12-21-18 Checking:  Work has begun:  Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: Susan
Colonial
Extremely dirty
Dufa
Howard Miller
Yvonne Received:12-28-18 Checking:  Work has begun:  Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed:
Dumoulinneuf all.Molle Paris (1855)
Gilbert
Received:1-9-19 Checking:  Work has begun:  Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: Mark
Howard Miller
No name
Gilbert (1879 Patent)
Lyle Received:1-2-19 Checking: 1-9-19  Movement out of case & checking for the problem. Work has begun: 1-10-19  The hand arbor is sticking.  1-11-19  old oil appears to be keeping the lever from releasing.  There should not be any oil on this leaver.  It must have leaked from other pivot oiling.  1-12-19  Cleaning off the oil from the hand arbor. Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: Received:1-12-19 Checking:  Work has begun:  Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: Rick Received:1-12-19 Checking:  Work has begun:  Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: Harold
Seth Thomas
Elleby & Son 1850
Received:1-12-19 Checking:  Work has begun:  Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: Brian
New Haven (Patent Apr. 13, 1896)
Linda
Hamilton
Received:1-15-19 Checking:  Work has begun:  Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: Steve
New England
Received:1-16-19 Checking:  Work has begun:  Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: Received:1-16-19 Checking:  Work has begun:  Parts Ordered:   Parts Rec’d:     Final Steps:  Work Completed: Steve
New England