Chinese Double Fusee Clock

This clock is a Chinese copy of a double fusee clock. 

There is a large mainspring in the barrel on the bottom. To wind the clock, you wind the chain onto the cone in the middle of the movement. The theory behind the cone is that when the clock is nearing the end of the weak and the mainspring is running out of power, it provides the same amount of power to the mechanism using an adjusting ratio.

There is a large mainspring in the barrel on the bottom. To wind the clock, you wind the chain onto the cone in the middle of the movement. The theory behind the cone is that when the clock is nearing the end of the weak and the mainspring is running out of power, it provides the same amount of power to the mechanism using an adjusting ratio.

This is the front of the mechanism with the striking parts attached.

This is the front of the mechanism with the striking parts attached.

In this picture you can see the pendulum and winding arbors. This clock you wind from the back.

In this picture you can see the pendulum and winding arbors. This clock you wind from the back.

You can see how highly carved the dial is.

You can see how highly carved the dial is.

The clock in it's case during testing.

The clock in it's case during testing.

Antique French Floor Clock

This is an antique French floor clock. It is called a Morbier or Comptoise. It is about 200 years old. It sits in a large, decorative case that we left at our customers house. The use of removable steel plates with the gears running between them in one line is a unique trait of this style of clock. 

These are the winding barrels where the cable is held when the clock is wound. They were poorly repaired by a previous repair person. You can see all the extra solder.

These are the barrels once they have been repaired properly. We have a specialist we send gears to be re-cut. He was able to clean off the old solder and solder it correctly.

This is the clock on the bench before assembly. You can see all the gears, dial, movement plates and movement case. 

The clock is assembled and hanging on the wall. We have a bracket that allows us to hang it on the wall without the case. 

New Grandfather Clocks

We are frequently asked how new grandfather clocks arrive at our store. We received 2 today and took a few pictures of us un-boxing them. 

The clock is still in the box.

The inside of the box with the clock, pendulum, and weights inside.

Here they are up and running.

Here they are up and running.