Sunday, October 24, 2010
(A side note that I must add here, for my own amusement, to reflect on in years to come. When my Mom past, my niece inherited Mom's clock. I assisted in hauling my nieces inheritances home [a two-hour trip], Mom's clock being one of the pieces that went into my car for the travel. On our way home, the clock sounded its half-hourly "ding, ding, ding" in my car, and it startled me with such amusement, as I forgotten I had the clock in my car, and thought Mom was "showing herself to my presence" lol! Quickly, I realized I had her clock within the load of stuff in my car, but for a split second, I thought, "OMGoodness, Mom is HERE!" What a fun, happy memory for me!)
So, this clock, and the ones in the shop where I'm working a few hours/week today, are much more elaborate than the one Mom had, but I LOVE them ... and want to hear their striking noise. I couldn't afford the ones in the shop, but I found this one on ebay "that works, but is in need of minor coil adjustments," so here it is! I'm LOVING its beauty .... however, I've yet to determine how to make it "tick!" So it is currently doing nothing more than driving me NUTS, lol! I can't get the key to do anything more than fit into the holes, and I'm online researching for how to "make it work," while emailing the seller to inquire about the same. I know it needs some "minor coil adjustments," but heck I'm so disappointed that I can't even get it to tick!
However, even if I never get it "tick," it was worth the purchase because, not only does it bring back great memories, but it also can be disassembled and become some awesome accessories to other pieces!
But, if you know anything about these old mantle clocks, how the keys work, and how to make them tick, PLEASE respond with any info you can provide me! Mom's didn't have a "key," so I'm clueless as to which prong to place the key onto, and how hard to turn it, but I surely want to hear it ticking ... if not clanging its beautiful noise!
Posted by Jeanne Nelson at 10/24/2010 11:40:00 AM