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Grandfather clocks

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by SpoiledBySig, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. SpoiledBySig

    SpoiledBySig Millennium Member

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    A friend of mine took up a new hobby of restoring Grandfather clocks and selling them.

    I was quite impressed and saw some of them up close.

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    I was really impressed with the moon phase feature on these (just over the clock face).

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    Here's a darker wood Grandfather clock's moon phase feature-

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    I think getting one for my wife to celebrate our 26th Wedding Anniversary would be a great thing.
     
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  2. GLWyandotte

    GLWyandotte Señor Member

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    I love pendulum clocks. I have a Gilbert kichen clock from 1860 and a beehive clock from 1850.
    I'd love to learn how to work on them.
     

  3. RichJ

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    My dad really likes Howard Miller clocks. He says they are the Rolex of grandfather clocks... for what that's worth.
     
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    double tap
     
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    I have no idea if this is a Howard Miller, but that info is good to know.
     
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    Howard Miller uses German Kieninger movements. They own Kieninger. I've heard from more than one clockmaker that its usually cheaper to replace the movements than try and repair them. I'm pretty sure all the companies that still make mechanical clocks use German movements by Kieninger or Hermle or the even cheaper Korean and Chinese movements. Kieninger is a step above Hermle in quality, but still not as good as in days of yore. I doubt any modern mechnical clock will last for generations like the old ones have.

    I'd love to have a grandfather clock, but my wife says absolutely not. I already have a small collection of wall and mantel clocks and she won't let me run the ones that strike the hours.