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Book 5 Tubular Bell Clocks
In this companion volume to Book 4 Grandfather Clocks, the reader is shown the repair techniques unique to tubular bell clocks.
Book 5 Tubular Bell Clocks is a companion volume to Book 4 Grandfather Clocks. The reader is given the Clockmakers Newsletter content on the repair techniques unique to tubular bell clocks. Chapter 1 provides set-up procedures, tube hanging arrangements, and work methods for the repair shop and the customer’s home. Chapter 2 covers German and English tubular bell clocks by makers such as Winterhalder & Hoffmeier and Elliott. European manufacturers made many of the tubular bell clocks produced from the 1880’s until the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Chapter 3 is devoted to the American-made Herschede tubular bell clock movements manufactured until 1984. The chapter is not a duplication of material from Steven’s book, How to Repair Herschede Tubular Bell Clocks, first published in 1986. Instead, it includes the articles, questions & answers, and discussions about specific Herschede repairs that appeared later in Clockmakers Newsletter. The author’s format for technical manuals is followed here. The 8-1/2 x 11 inch pages are plastic comb bound to lie flat on the workbench, and the card stock covers are protected by clear acetate. The 125-page book is fully indexed and illustrated with 209 photos and drawings.