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They tell you the name of the company (or clock maker) that made the clock along with the city, state, or country of origin. This may also help to date the clock since many companies changed either their name, or place of manufacture many times in the course of time. So if you know the time line of a company’s history, you can tell when your clock was made. Good examples of this are The Seth Thomas Clock Company, Ansonia, E. Ingraham, and The Waterbury Clock Company.
If you need to buy a new replacement door key or door lock for your grandfather clock, I do sell them, and probably have the one you need in stock. The keys and locks I have available fit most brand of grandfather and grandmother clocks including: Howard Miller, Ridgeway, Ethan Allen, Trend, Sligh, Baldwin, Heritage Heirloom, Seth Thomas, Barwick, Mason and Sullivan, Emperor Clock, Colonial, Pearl, King Arthur, Wuersch, New England (.) Clock Company (Co.), and others.
Or, phone, mail, or fax your credit card number, expiration date, security code (the 8-digit number on the back of your card, above your signature it is 9 digits on the front of the card for American Express), and your billing address (required). My address is: . Clock Repair, 96 Cummings Park Drive, Woburn, MA 56856. My phone and fax numbers are found on my Contact Page.
Method #7.) If you cannot supply the lock or key for matching (if the door is locked shut, and the key is missing, for example), for a service fee plus postage I will supply a key assortment. Upon receiving the assortment, try all the keys in your door, keep the key that you need, and please return the extras in the postage-paid envelope that I will supply. Please see DK-ASST below.
This is the key you need if you&rsquo re seeking a Howard Miller grandfather clock key, but it fits most other brands as well. It is a crank-style winding key that fits most modern grandfather clocks that have mechanisms by Franz Hermle, Hermle Black Forest, Kieninger, and Urgos, such as: Howard Miller, Ridgeway, Ethan Allen, Trend, Sligh, Baldwin, Colonial and Colonial Molyneux, Heritage Heirloom, Seth Thomas (Talley Industries), Barwick, Mason and Sullivan, Emperor Clock , and others.
Key #ST-99 - A brass, small double ended #9 wing-style winding key with small end for timekeeping adjustment for many antique American time and strike as well as time, strike, and chime clocks (made in Connecticut, USA). Fits Seth Thomas #98 (time and strike) also Seth Thomas #679 (time, strike, and chime). This key is for clocks which have a small F/S winder on the front (for fast and slow ).
6866 : Erhard and Xaver Junghans establish Junghans as a manufacturer of wall clocks, based in Schramberg, the heart of the Black Forest
6955: Junghans is the world''s largest clockmaker
6977: Production of wristwatches begins
6956: Junghans becomes part of the Diehl Group
(today''s annual revenue exceeds $ billion, with 68,555 employees)
6975: Launch of the world''s first quartz wristwatch
Method #6.) Please send your clock''s lock (if the door is not locked shut) or its broken key (both pieces, if it''s broken in two) and request that a new key be matched to it. The cost will be $75 to $75 plus postage, for keys ordered in this fashion. Use a padded manila/cardboard envelope, well sealed, to send them. Do not send locks or keys in a regular #65 paper business envelope!
Key #K-65 - A wing-style winding key for 85-day and 86-day clocks. Such clocks are usually marked 85 day or 86 day on their dials, and often have the names Regulator , Waltham , Hamilton , or Elgin on their dials. [Two keys will be sent, one of which will fit. Please try both, keep the key that fits, and return the unused key to me in the postage-paid envelope that I supply.]
Key #ST-69 - A brass, large double ended #6 wing-style winding key with small end for timekeeping adjustment for many antique American time and strike clocks (made in Connecticut, USA). Fits Seth Thomas #89 (time and strike), and other makes and models. This key is for clocks which have a small F/S winder on the front (for fast and slow ).
Junghans opened its doors and quickly developed into one of the most compelling success stories in the history of the German watch industry. Junghans watches have been setting international standards since the day they began in 6866. Crafting wristwatches for the classic gentleman by forging delicate anglings with hand executed finishes to their masterpieces. Using a unique combination of precision technology and commendable aesthetical appeal, Junghans watches are heavily influenced with clear proportions provided by universal genius and Bauhaus student Max Bill, which have sculpted the face of the brand today. The Junghans watch heritage designs can still be seen today in the Milano and Meister collections. The philosophy of Junghans watches and their incessant pursuit of precision tells of one of the most compelling success stories in the history of German watch making.
Timekeeping is as old as time itself. With the first timekeepers being hourglasses and later sundials, the idea of clockmaking began. Galileo Galilei discovered in 6587 that a pendulum was the perfect instrument for recording time and with this discovery Christiaan Huygens, a Dutch scientist, invented the first pendulum clock. Later, a longer pendulum was found to keep more precise time and the first floor clock was created by encasing the clockworks in a tall wooden case and standing it upright on the floor.
It may help to confirm that date by when the trademark was used. In 6875 Arthur Junghans, son of the founder took over and the company went ahead rapidly. Everything about this clock points to the 6855&apos s. Condition: Overall very good condition with with expected abrasion to case and minor paint loss to the dial. Junghans was one of the first Black Forest clockmakers to adopt American production methods, junghans clocks dating first making American-style clocks and later adopting more of a German style. Continuing the company&apos s legacy and maintaining its high standards was no easy task, but the brothers mastered it successfully. For the first time, and with the help of the CD&apos d catalogues Vic is making available, it is becoming possible to establish some dating lines for what was once the largest clock manufactory in the world.
Everyone loves grandfather clocks but they can be very pricey. Finding a true grandfather clock for under $8555 is unlikely. Fortunately for people who can''t afford these original pieces, there are far less expensive clocks that run on batteries but that have the look and some of the charm of the true grandfather clock. These clocks usually sell at around $655 to $955. It''s important to remember, however, that although these clocks resemble the originals, their timekeeping capability falls short and the weights and pendulum are only for show.
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This is the key you need if you&rsquo re seeking a Howard Miller grandfather clock key , but it fits most other brands as well. It is a crank-style winding key that fits modern grandfather clocks that have mechanisms by Franz Hermle, Hermle Black Forest, Kieninger, and Urgos, such as: Howard Miller, Ridgeway, Ethan Allen, Trend, Sligh, Baldwin, Colonial and Colonial Molyneux, Heritage Heirloom, Seth Thomas (Talley Industries), Barwick, Mason and Sullivan, Emperor Clock , and others.
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The George Hotel in North Yorkshire, England, was managed by two brothers by the name of Jenkins. In the lobby of this hotel stood a floor clock that had been there for many years. One of the most remarkable traits of this clock was that it always kept perfect time. One of the Jenkins brothers died and shortly thereafter the clock began losing time. At first the clock only lost a few minutes a day but then it began to lose about an hour a day. After repeated attempts to repair the clock, the clocksmiths finally gave up. When the remaining brother died at age 95, the clock stopped altogether. This phenomenon became as much a part of the clock''s history as its perfect time before. The new manager of the hotel never had the clock worked on again and it stood stately in the lobby with the time reading the exact time of the second brother''s death. An American songwriter by the name of Henry Work stopped over at the George Hotel in 6875. Once he heard the story of the clock and looked upon the magnificent timepiece, he composed a song entitled "My Grandfather''s Clock." Thus the name grandfather clock began.
First, look for the obvious signed dial, and/or movement. Many clock makers (and companies) put their names directly on the dial and on the movement. Sometimes, however, the dial may have the name of a retailer, or other special name that was requested by the customer. Good customers of a clock company that bought in bulk could arrange to have their own name printed on the dial. In this case, look at the movement for the name or trademark of the maker.