Posted 3 years ago
According to my my mother, who died in 2009, this Waterbury "Regulator" wall clock was in her one-room schoolhouse in Bemidji, Minnesota. She told me that as a little girl (c. 1930), she was fascinated by the clock's swinging pendulum, and that she had been chastised by her teacher on several occasions for watching the clock and not paying attention to her studies. Years later, when the one-room schoolhouse was about to be closed, the county was selling the old books and desks, etc. and her mother (my grandmother) bought it for $1 – and gave it to my mother (as a wedding gift of sorts). Mom bequeathed the clock to me – and when I look at it, it helps me feel close to her. I always liked this clock, although I don't ever remember seeing it working while I was growing up. I have tried the key to wind it, but the key won't turn at all and I don't want to force it. If I give it a swing, the pendulum will go for about 15 minutes before it stops. I would love to hear if this clock has chimes. Does anyone have any advice on how I might get it working? Is this a fix that I can do? Or should I look for a clock repairperson?