Tag Archives: Westminster chime

French IROD Clock. Two Chime, Art Deco Wall Clock

This French IROD Clock is a two-chime wall clock from the 1920’s. Very art deco, isn’t it?

French IROD Clock

French IROD Two Chime Wall Clock

This was the first Westminster chime clock I dismantled. The movement is one of the best designed I have seen for a vintage Westminster chime clock.

Separated Movement Plates

The movement plates are separated into three separate plates enabling one to dismantle each train individually. For instance, if one wished to work on the strike train, you would only have to remove the plate that retains the wheels for that particular train. A brilliant concept.

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German box clock, Westminster chime, ca. 1920

A nice German box clock.

German Box Clock, Westminster Chime

Typically, I don’t buy these clocks now as they do not hold much interest to me anymore. This one caught my attention because it is a Westminster Chime movement and the case is in exceptional condition.

German Box Clock, Westminster ChimeThe movement will require disassembling and cleaning, a task that I’m just not ready to do just yet. I have taken apart some Westminster Chime movements, most have been weight driven. This one looked to be a little challenging so, I’ll tackle it when I have time to devote if it becomes a total nightmare.

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