How do I find the model of my grandfather clock?
Find the manufacturer of a grandfather clock by examining both the clock itself and the movement inside. Look on the dial, or face, of the grandfather clock. In most cases, the name of the manufacturer of the case and dial is painted or engraved on the clock face.
What is the top part of a grandfather clock called?
Today’s Grandfather clocks have either 30-hour or 8-day movements. The crown is generally referred to as being the top portion of the grandfather clock. The most common crown styles are the split pediment and the bonnet, which has a full arched facade.
What is the thing that swings back and forth on a grandfather clock?
A pendulum clock is a clock that uses a pendulum, a swinging weight, as its timekeeping element. The advantage of a pendulum for timekeeping is that it is a harmonic oscillator: It swings back and forth in a precise time interval dependent on its length, and resists swinging at other rates.
How do I know if my grandfather clock is worth anything?
Tips to Find Your Antique Clock’s Value
- Look for a Label or Signature. One of the largest factors in your clock’s value is the manufacturer.
- Look for Evidence the Clock is Handmade.
- Find Out What Category Your Clock Fits Into.
- Look for Signs of Age.
- Use Online Pricing Guides.
- Get a Reliable Appraisal.
What are the parts of a pendulum clock?
The movements of all mechanical pendulum clocks have these five parts:
- A power source; either a weight on a cord or chain that turns a pulley or sprocket, or a mainspring.
- A gear train (wheel train) that steps up the speed of the power so that the pendulum can use it.
Are there so many parts to a grandfather clock?
There are so many parts, both moving and stationary to a grandfather clock. Because we focus on the repairs and or replacing the grandfather clocks movement, we are going to focus at this point on the movement and the face and names of their parts. We did want to show a picture and the names of the case so you will have additional information.
Who are the importers of quartz clock movements?
Since 1979 C & L have been THE UK importers, exporters, manufacturers and distributors of Quartz Clock Movements and clock parts.
How big is a grandfather clock suspension spring?
HS248/1 Hermle/Keininger Suspension Spring for a Grandfather size (Cable Wind) Lyre pendulum. Silver color steel upper and lower blocks. Measures 15/32 inch x 1 inch. (.07mm thick) HS248/3 Hermle/Keininger Suspension Spring for a Grandfather size Wood Stick pendulum.
When did we start making clock movement parts?
We started supplying clock movements and parts in 1979 and thanks to the support of our customers and the efficiency of our service we are still here and still supplying thousands of clockmakers, large and small, with a fast and economical service.