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Hi , Looking at an old long case clock movement. Weight powered (chain). How can I tell if itis an eight day clock or a thirty hour clock? Mike
 
Posts: 124 | Location: New Mexico in the USA | Registered: May 27, 2009
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Hi Mike, It sure would help if you posted a picture of the movement. Is it time only, time and strike or time, strike and chime?

Curly
 
Posts: 245 | Location: Ashland, Wisconsin U.S.A. | Registered: November 22, 2002
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Hi Curly, Well, actually now it is a moot point. The guy who was selling it confessed that it was 30 hours and not 8 days. It was a quite old tall case clock that did have a strike train but just didn't "feel" right to me. I was just wondering if a tooth count or other action could be a give away as to a clocks duration.. Thanks for your reply Mike
 
Posts: 124 | Location: New Mexico in the USA | Registered: May 27, 2009
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An eight day movement will have 5 gears in the time train. A 30 hour will only have 4 gears.

greg
 
Posts: 497 | Location: Genoa, New York U.S.A. | Registered: November 06, 2003
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AH HA !! The answer I was looking for!! Thank you Greg!! Is this always true?
Mike
 
Posts: 124 | Location: New Mexico in the USA | Registered: May 27, 2009
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yes, Mechanical clocks as far as I know...never heard elsewise.

greg
 
Posts: 497 | Location: Genoa, New York U.S.A. | Registered: November 06, 2003
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