Setup — Pendulum Wall Clock: Choose the proper size wood screw typically a 8, 10 or 12 to fit the hanger at the top back of the clock, and long enough to go securely through the wall into a stud. The pendulum doesn't help much. Regulating the clock — Balance Wheel with Pointer: The clock can be made to go faster or slower by means of the regulator, which is accessible by opening the back door. That's why they cost a fortune. This is often a quicker way to set the time, as you won't have to wait while the clock chimes each quarter.
Item Details A vintage Waltham Regulator 31-day wall clock. If Clock Strikes the Wrong Hour: On most clocks, the hour hand is a friction fit on its shaft, and may be moved around to point to the hour that the clock struck. Move the bottom of the case to the left or right until ticking is even or if there is a beat scale beneath the pendulum, move the case so the pendulum points to zero when at rest. He did however provide three pictures. The company was preparing to introduce a new hall clock designed by Henry and planned to offer a complete line of regulators, office, and marine clocks.
Never let the key snap back in your hand, always release it gently after each half-turn. The main factors causing variations in rate are temperature changes, and the lessening tension of the mainspring as it runs down. Production of tall clocks declined during the 1920's, though more mantel and wall clocks were added to the line. When adjusting a hammer, grasp the shank at the end away from the head in small pair of smooth pliers, and with the other hand or another pair of pliers, bend the shank slightly up or down. Anyone have any relevant information on when and if Waltham ever made 9 tube movements? One side controls the chime, the other the time. We will tell you if the clock needs an overhaul, or will be okay for several more years. The face is cream tone with black roman numerals and hands with painted glass panels to the front door.
Elliott were still making tubular bell chime clocks with the directly driven hammers even after strung hammer lifts were introduced. This was one of Jacques' many improvements for chiming hall clocks. Open the back door, hang the pendulum on the hook, and close the door. I have one of these watches and it took me a while to find this out! Pendulum clock are usually more accurate than balance wheel clocks. Once the clock is regulated to keep good time, you will need to set the hands whenever the time is off by more than a few minutes — perhaps every week or two. In 1913, an offer to purchase Waltham Clock Co.
Tall clock offerings increased for the firm during the first decade of the 20th century, dozens of case styles were being offered with several optional movements. Make sure clock is on a stable surface and does not rock. When all the days show, the chime is on. Looking around some more, this page may be of use: All the Elliot tube chimes I've seen drive the hammers directly from the drum. After a 1925 reorganization of Waltham Watch Co. Tinker Dwight I know the type of Elliott movement you are referring to however I have seen photos of some with what appeared to be stringed hammers.
Subsequently, John Stark and Thomas Shepherd purchased his interest in the firm. . The best I can tell is that the movement looks like a Matthias Bauerle. You will need to do the final regulation once the clock is in its permanent location to achieve this accuracy. Push each in turn, the number of pushes to represent the time, ie, for 09:45, ignore the first 0 , push the second 9 times 9 -push the third 4 times 4 - push the 4th 5 times 5. If it does not, open the back door and start the balance wheel swinging by either of these two methods: 1 Quickly rotate the clock in the plane of the balance wheel to impart motion to it.
In November 1898, the Waltham Clock Co. The chime mainspring usually the right hand winding square will often take more force to wind than the other two springs. Hundreds of hours of craftsmenship are spent to adjust and fine tune them. Secure bottom of case to wall so clock is stable. Setting the Hands: When setting the clock to time, move the minute hand clockwise, pausing at each quarter hour for the clock to chime.
The clock is beautiful, but it never chimed. I even took it apart and repaired the chimes, the hammers were too far away from the chiming rods, but now that it does chime, it sounds like someone banging pots and pans together, it's horrible. I am considering purchasing this clock, so am trying to discover as much as possible about the clock before making an offer. However that brings up the next important question! So I would just wind the right side to get the clock to work without chimes. John Posted on Nov 03, 2010 I recently bought an Edward Meyer clock from Grandfather clocks for less. The movement does not appear to be a Waltham movement but I don't know because I have never seen a Waltham 9 tube. If you want the chime, press button 4 and hold while you press button 2.
Move it only a small amount each time. John Stark became president of the new corporation and William Henry, treasurer and manager. Only two companies that I know of used the beat adjuster at the top of the crutch. Clock is marked on the dial Waltham Clock Co. They represent the hours and minutes.