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    Posted 7 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    Found another nice clock today,but not much else the last few days. It bears a striking resemblance (pun intended) to my other D and A Regulator clock I found last month. I'm pretty sure it's Korean or Chinese as there are no names on the face or movement except "no jewels" They both have that coiled gong chime which counts the hour and strikes the half. This one is a bit mellower and much bigger and slimmer at 32". The case is really nice. It's a satin mahogany finish with ebony colored finials. The column flutes have black accents and acanthus leaves. Quite stylish. It's being a bit finicky about running. They left the pendulum on and it runs an hour and stops despite my oiling and trying to set the beat. It was fully wound so maybe it just needs a bit of TLC to keep it running till things loosen up. It's probably been sitting for quite a while. -Mike-

    Courtesy of All Experts :
    The R A on the pendulum stands for: retard/advance. It is a common pendulum bob, used by many manufacturers, worldwide. As a rule of thumb, the thread on rating nut is designed so that one full turn changes the clock about 2 minutes per week.
    This clock was probably made in Korea. They were made in both eight day, and thirty one day configurations, but they share many things in common. They all have what is known as a self-regulating beat mechanism. That means the clock, once hung on the wall or set on the shelf, and properly started, will find its own "happy medium" where the tick and tock are even enough that the clock will keep on running. They all are designed so the striking is self-correcting; that is, the hour struck will automatically correct after the clock has been reset.

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    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      After a few bouts of stopping every hour looks like it's stabilizing. Ran all night and still going strong this morning. Keeping decent time too. Trying to sync the two clocks to strike at the same time is almost impossible. They're about a 30 seconds apart. :)
    2. Elder1, 7 years ago
      Have a clock just like the one that is shown except for the finish. Mine is a very light oak finish. Pendulum stops after 2 to 3 minutes. Don't know why .
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Hi Elder1.. This one is picky too. It needed a bit of adjusting. They have to be perfectly plumb and level on the wall or they will stop. Mine looks a bit crooked on the wall but if I straighten it by eye it will stop. Even a fraction of and inch. So I put a small nail next to the case to mark the spot and it runs fine. Give it a try. Unless something it really wrong inside that should solve the problem. -Mike-
    4. Blackshiep1 Blackshiep1, 7 years ago
      Have this clock, bought it new 30 years ago and its been in daily use since then.
    5. Elder1, 7 years ago
      Okay I'll try and be patient as I put this up on a wall out in the utility shed. I know I need a straight wall to begin with. I'll keep everyone posted as to my success or failure. Thanks.
    6. ptah, 2 years ago
      I know this is an old posting but just acquired one of these clocks and was wondering if there has been any updated information regarding the origin and/or manufacturer? Any *manual links or suggestions?
      Works great when plumb and looks even better.
      Thanks all and be blessed.
      One
    7. Beery Beery, 7 months ago
      I have this exact same clock. It is made in Korea (mine has a sticker on the back saying "Made in Korea"). Had it for 29 years (my wife and I got it as a present on our first anniversary). It just stopped running this year, so I guess we'll have to take it in and get it fixed. It always kept good time, although the nut that is supposed to keep the pendulum at the right height has always kinda slipped up and down the thread (poorly matched to the bolt part), but the pendulum itself doesn't move too easily, so it's not a problem.
    8. ptah, 7 months ago
      Yeah it was a little annoying so I let it run out. Keeps great time once one figures out the weight and pendulum connection and can be patient.
      Good clock if anyone need another. lol
    9. ptah, 7 months ago
      "They all have what is known as a self-regulating beat mechanism. That means the clock, once hung on the wall or set on the shelf, and properly started, will find its own "happy medium" where the tick and tock are even enough that the clock will keep on running."
      I don't agree with this as the clock has to be plumb to keep the pendulum swinging correctly... if the clock is askew pendulum will stop. There is a peak on the gauge where the pendulum swings. That peak indicates plumb.
    10. Vfrpilot Vfrpilot, 7 months ago
      Just inherited this fine old boy. Hoping to figure out how to keep pendulum swinging,
      Also, the chime (numbered & on the 1/2) is sadly flat?!?
      Is there a [proper] way to reset this that I can do?
      Thank you, in advance. All suggestions, experience and instructions encouraged????
    11. tom1956 tom1956, 3 months ago
      ptah here is the manual for the wall mount clock you purchased 4 months ago
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    12. tom1956 tom1956, 3 months ago
      ptah...I have the same clock and I have the manual. reach out to me and I will send you pictures of it.
    13. ptah, 3 months ago
      @tom1956
      Thanks. Looks good, man.
      Just moved to PA (as very sick state) and brought it along. Looks great in this old house. Take care and be safe.
      Ptah
    14. ptah, 3 months ago
      Hope everyone is being safe out there. Great to have an online community or two to communicate and share on. Kinda breaks the monotony and angst. One

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