Please read the full listing text as there are issues with the clock. The clock has a beautiful solid mahogany case and a pearlescent 5-3/4 dial (take a look at the close-up photo of the face). It has an 8-day movement with a Westminster chime.
It is a fairly large clocjk measuring 17-1/2" tall X 12-1/2" wide X 8 deep. It is a real bruiser, weighing nearly 15 lbs. The clock chime is made with some of the latest technology of the day.It plays the Westminster chime on 4 separate cathedral gongs. The gongs are finely tuned and play with a mechanism patented in 1894 by Stephen Willcock in 1896. The richness of the tone is secured by a Gunther Resonator, patented in 1896. The hour is struck by a 5th gong.
The clock is in beautiful cosmetic condition and keeps accurate time, but the chimes are an issue. My clock maker, who is admittedly not familiar with the Willcock mechanism, called all of his clock friends to try to get the chimes working as designed. Presently, they sound rich and beautiful, but the are goofy and chime sort of randomly and somewhat continuously.They can also be set off manually and they work wekk.... Could use some tiny adjustments to get a perfect tone on some of the hammers. I have moved the chime lever to the off position. From what my clock guy can tell me, he believes that there is a spring missing on the lift arm. He tried several springs that he happened to have around but none seemed to have the right tension/length to make the lift arm work properly. Also, he indicated that it needs an adjustment to make the chimes stop. In trying to repair the clock, he called all of his clock friends and no one had any sound knowledge on this rare clock.
Or, someone with more talent and knowledge than we have here, who can get this clock to make the beautiful music that it is capable of emanating. I will reply promptly to any questions/comments you might have. Please read this if you are outside of the U. From time to time, I do goof. Please be kind and work with me and I will do my very best to make things right.Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's. The item "Rare New Haven Mahogany No.
1898" is in sale since Thursday, May 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Antique (Pre-1930)\Shelf, Mantel". The seller is "larab1017" and is located in Buffalo, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.