All prices are in U. By turning the silent or evening switch on, the left and right weights will stay stationary during the off periods. Example: Let's say the current date is the 20th of any given month and the last full moon was on the 10th of that same month. A 501c3 non-profit corporation 514 Poplar St. Reinstall the nut that holds the minute hand in place. Now reset the moon dial with the observed moon phase.
Or if your clock face material is too thin, consider adding some material behind the face so the hands will sit closer to your clock face. Using an almanac or calendar, determine the date of the last full moon. This way the pendulum hanger will be able to swing nice to the left or to the right without hitting the end of its path. The bob is the round disk on the pendulum. A clockwork movement or motor is made of many moving parts precisely engineered.
The pros are they are the least expensive to purchase, they have volume control, most have auto-night shut-off, and one does not need to remember to wind one! Your clock is a precision instrument, but it will remain so only with regular upkeep. If they are misaligned, set them right by referring to the marks at the bottom. Remove the hand nut and the minute hand. Should the moon gears be active, the disk cannot be turned. Check to see that all packing material is out of the clock.
The pendulum disk is moved up or down by turning the adjustment nut. Next is the hour hand, this is only a friction fit. Grasp the small bushing under the minute hand securely with pliers and move the hand in the direction to make it coincide with the correct quarter-hour mark. I suppose I could overhaul it. Got a new electric scriber for Christmas, good idea. Step 4: Reattach the hand so it points to 1:15. Yes, closer look, the escapewheel teeth are a bit bigger than the old Urgos movements.
Re-attach the hand to the shaft and turn the hand nut finger tight. Move the minute hand clockwise as many hours as needed to take the gears out of action, then set the moon disk and readjust the time. A quarter of a turn at a time will be plenty. Also featured is a removable speaker with generous leads. Visit to see our wide selection.
To correct, bend the hammer away from the rod. Step 5 — The Moon Dial Another cause for the inconsistency could be the moon dial. Make sure that all the packing material is removed from the movement area. Letting the weights go all the way to the bottom will not damage the clock if you forget to pull up the weights. This hour hand will only be friction fit, so it will be able to turn left or right, or positioned up or down, depending on you're needs.
They should be aligned to strike the center of the rods. Do you have any instructions on how to reset this and any other upkeep like proper oiling of the movement? Some people find ingenious ways of cutting off the arbors from their mechanical movement and gluing them into the holes to make it more realistic looking. . Step:5 Snug up the hand nut. The moon dial is now set and will indicate the proper moon phases as long as the Grandfather Clock operates continuously. Step 7 — The Ticking If you are unable to find a leveled surface, then listen carefully to the ticking. The sound quality will vary with the price and the way the movement and speaker is mounted in your case.
If your Grandfather Clock gains or looses time after twenty-four 24 hours, see General Information Section to regulate the timekeeping of your Grandfather Clock. A more balanced ticking could be the solution. Put your finger at the tip of the click spring. Many times the chiming will get out of sequence due to many reasons. This is not a user fix and would suggest finding a good clock tech who could come to your home and correct it. The bottom of each weight is labeled Left, Center or Right facing the Grandfather Clock.
It includes reverse time for Barbershop Clocks , mechanism that show the day of the week, motors that operate on 24 hour military time, calendar mechanisms that show the time and date, clock, trigger mechanism that cause a device to chime on the hour and our rotary pendulum mechanism. Remove the foam pads from between the chime hammers and chime rods by first cutting the rubber band with scissors. When parts where out, and they will, there is always the question of whether it is cost-effective to simply replace the movement, or to fix the worn or broken parts, e. Step 2 — Checking the Weight Examine and see if the weights are aligned properly. Some pendulums have a colored protective plastic film covering the pendulum disk. If it is too loose, remove the hour and slightly squeeze together the projecting part on the back of the hand. The product information label is located in several locations: outside the shipping carton, back of door, back of the Grandfather Clock, top of the Grandfather Clock, inside the top back corner of the Grandfather Clock, or inside the Grandfather Clock above the back of the dial.
This is the place to get clock parts. If you decide you would rather stick with a mechanical movement please provide us with the movement numbers off of the back plate of the movement itself. Check the weights to ensure that they are tightly assembled. Michael or Whittington chimes, shift the chime selector lever on the right-hand side of the dial, beside the 3. I'm surprised they haven't been able to make adaptations to be able to use standard Hermle movements to replace the old Urgos movements. But I guess with weight differences and dial sizes, might not be practical.