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Book 7 Ansonia, Gilbert & Waterbury
Book 7 Ansonia, Gilbert & Waterbury presents repair procedures for clocks made by three of the major U.S. firms working in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Book 7 Ansonia, Gilbert & Waterbury presents repair procedures for clocks made by three of the major U.S. firms working in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The material in the book is based on features from the editor’s Clockmakers Newsletter, the monthly clock repair publication produced from 1987-2008. Chapter 1 American Clock Repairs leads off with many repairs that apply equally well to clocks made by any of the American manufacturers. Topics include making wire tension springs, understanding count wheel strike mechanisms, and assembling strike gear trains. Chapter 2 Ansonia contains articles and questions & answers featuring Ansonia movements. Two kitchen clocks, an iron cased clock, and a swing-arm clock are included.Several features provide information on replacing mainsprings. Chapter 3 Gilbert has an article on how to assemble a count wheel movement that strikes the hours on a gong and the half hours on a bell. “Gilbert Strike Puzzler” uncovers a strike wheel with the wrong tooth count. The Bellwood Chime is a black mantel clock playing a unique series of tones on cup bells. There are also a triple plate strike movement and a double movement chime setup. Chapter 4 Waterbury includes a rack and snail movement, the Angelus strike system, an OG clock restoration, and a walnut shelf clock, among other features.