Grandfather clocks

落地钟售提示服务

14年6月17日

寻找祖父的时钟销售很容易。 看起来在任何地方上网,你将有折扣的话,出售,少,销售即将结束,免费赠送,最低的价格,最节省,和和和。

那么什么是1-800-4CLOCKS区别? 在超过90%,其中列出的祖父的时钟出售的地方,人们会发现他们无法找到任何人回答任何具体的重大问题,如霍华德米勒落地钟,Kieninger祖父时钟,里奇韦和赫姆勒钟柜之间的差异。 怎么样,不仅与座钟品牌的差异,但这些相同的制造商提出了不同的模型。 盯着消费者处处会便宜得多的时钟可能看起来几乎相同的人。 难道他们都传家宝质量祖父的时钟? 请问风铃质量是一样的,从品牌,以品牌? 将时钟过去几代人,或者干脆是幸运成行的家,希望得到它的运行。 那么像祖母时钟和祖父的时钟之间的差异问题? 多少运动壶重要吗? 如果您考虑购买石英或电池供电的座钟。 什么是单一的钟声西敏寺钟声座钟,三报时座钟,什么地球上的区别是管状报时座钟,我就没有考虑过吗? 那么新的与使用与祖父的古董钟表和落地钟。 而这些问题很可能是刚开始的时候了周到的座钟顾客是谁试图让市场和利弊的大座钟选择的利弊之感。

所以,你找了别人谁愿意和你交谈,并知道一些关于祖父的时钟。 但是有多少? 除非你对别人谁既是专家,可一可旋转的他或她的车轮了很长的时间。 这就是1-800-4CLOCKS差异也发挥了作用。 我们知道所有的生产商,从基业长青的“垃圾品牌”建立了目前高端落地钟品牌,让你出门与他们的商品(和经常甚至没有任何说明书)。 我们知道,品牌之间和同一品牌的不同之处。 我们的销售人员没有提成的工作,所以他们一直在寻找让你得到,希望让你的长期客户是谁了解市场的最好的建议。 有很多在那里,知情的人都希望避免的,而且在某些情况下,最低限度地走在睁大眼睛。 这是老式落地钟,在购买现金就餐机的风险实在是太真实,尤其如此。

我们的商店被人谁对钟表的热爱成立,我们期待的,在大家谁上台与我们合作。 我们的根其实是在古董钟表,所以我们知道座钟历史,运动壶的历史,不仅是目前的球员是谁,还谁的历史球员们,并具有报时今天所作的机械落地钟的影响。 这也是真正的壁炉钟和挂钟。

我们知道霍华德米勒今天的赫尔曼·米勒,而我们也知道霍华德米勒时钟由90年前。 我们知道赫姆勒落地钟,从近100年前。 我们知道里奇韦祖父时钟和奶奶钟表,更不用说Kieninger祖父的时钟,从50到100年前。 我们也知道斯莱祖父钟,著名的赛斯·托马斯监管机构和祖父钟和挂钟和壁炉钟,和宝路华和美洲落地钟。 另外扔在做了多年的蒂凡尼落地钟,所有添加的一段时间内功能,包括照明拨号和自动夜间关闭,变化如管状风铃的特性,我们有信息的虚拟宝库分享相关的花絮,以配合我们的客户的需求。 此外,我们总是愿意与客户竭尽所能,以满足他们的需求和愿望与其中他们正在现实的预算工作。

我们的目标是惊喜广大客户提供例外的服务和对细节的关注每一天。 拥有了这些,不仅会在任何地方,我们努力给你花的祖父钟物有所值,也仍然是最好的座钟售价可用。

落地钟服务奖

祖父钟周

14年5月13日

祖父钟是美国历史和生活的美国生活方式的一个组成部分。 因此,本公告,1-800-4CLOCKS宣布,本周开始5月12日,每年应现在和永远被称为祖父钟周

虽然祖父的时钟,原名长的情况下,和高大的座钟和发明于17世纪中叶在英国,他们转移到所谓的新世界作出自己的方式,与国内最早生产发生在美国宾夕法尼亚州一样,马萨诸塞州,纽约州和波士顿。 可能是最早提出和最抢手的古董钟表祖父来自宾夕法尼亚州。 其他晚来的公司,如早期的赛斯·托马斯钟落地钟和E·霍华德监管等等,都仍然高度后,这一天的追捧。

农民之间的祖父时钟最早的用户,有一个重要的功能是将旋转日月转盘这表明 - 而且仍然显示 - 的时候会有一个满月,这是每29天半。 美国早期的农民发现这个有用既为规划时种庄稼,以及何时回暖和收获他们的尘世的赏金。

许多人不知道这个词或短语的祖父的时钟第一次开始考虑,因为美国的歌曲就出来了,1876年由作曲家亨利·克莱作品名为“我的祖父的时钟”保持在美国。 我们已经写了这首歌了大量关于我们的1-800-4CLOCKS.com网站,在这个博客,但我只想在这里说,这首歌是一个巨大的打击,而这些计时员的正式名称为龙案和高大的座钟开始被称为祖父钟和祖母时钟。 使用的其它术语包括:落地钟和钟表馆。

有趣的是,这个词落地钟时几乎完全由霍华德·米勒钟表为他们的祖父钟和祖母时钟。 霍华德米勒目前拥有国内最大的高端市场份额,以及尽可能多的市场高速缓存,它的霍华德米勒落地钟。 然而,你会在霍华德米勒自己的网站上看到它指的是霍华德米勒落地钟。

其他专业的高端祖父的时钟制造商包括赫姆勒钟,里奇韦钟,1-800-4CLOCKS自己的钟表博物馆,Kieninger钟,美洲钟表等。 有趣的是,赫姆勒钟,一家德国公司已经开始做它的一些最优秀的祖父的时钟就在这里,在美国,在弗吉尼亚州。 我们希望看到更多的美国制造的祖父的时钟,作为最两者霍华德米勒和里奇韦时钟。

任何特殊的建议,如何来庆祝和纪念祖父钟周,从本周五5月2日? 当然,我们会遇到一些特殊的销售! 总是随时拨打我们的任何定价的灵活性,我们可以有。 最重要的是,我们希望听到的所有时钟爱好者的想法摆在那里,所以请随时来电,电子邮件或邮寄对我们的祖父钟博客评论现在就在这里。

霍华德米勒落地钟保修

14年4月1日

霍华德米勒®祖父钟担保

Howard Miller Clocks

霍华德米勒时钟

落地钟保修

这保证是我们的承诺和承诺,我们的祖父时钟和奶奶时钟和落地钟一直使用最好的材料制造,并已深入到前正在从我们的设施运检查。

霍华德米勒和里奇韦落地钟是必要的,以原来的消费者或接受者不受制造上的缺陷 ,在正常使用,条件和服务,从购买之日起为期2年的材料和工艺。

喷泉落地钟是必要的,以原来的消费或收件人是从购买之日起,为期1年正常使用情况下,条件和服务的制造材料和工艺方面的缺陷。

本保修不包括:损坏的产品或滥用,事故,改动,或气候/环境条件下产生的成分; 损害正常磨损,误用或未经授权的维修造成; 自然变化的木纹或变化,由于老化或暴露于光的表面光洁度。 本公司根据本担保责任应仅限于修复的产品或部件,或根据自己的选择,用新的产品或部件替换它。

销售收据或原始购买其他类似证明的复印件须获得保修服务。 有些州不允许对意外或间接损害的排除或限制,或多久暗示保修的时限所以上述限制或排除可能对您不适用的限制。 本担保赋予您特定的法律权利,您可能还享有所在州的其它权利。

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该公司不承担对因违反本保证或任何默示保证及附带或后果性损害的任何责任。 对该产品默示的保证,应只对本明示担保要求,随后的持续时间,不得有明示或暗示的保证(包括适销性或针对任何特定目的),在这个产品。
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霍华德米勒时钟晴雨表说明

14年2月24日

方向霍华德米勒气象仪器其中晴雨表,如霍华德米勒普雷斯克岛晴雨表,霍华德米勒卡塔利娜晴雨表,而霍华德米勒奥林匹亚晴雨表。

晴雨表说明:

无视的话雨,变化和公平,因为这些都是在一个晴雨表拨号只传统区域。 您的晴雨表,表明手绝不会动一路风雨预测恶劣天气。 运动对你的晴雨表显示手的正常工作范围为29.5至30.5英寸汞柱。 你最极端的读数飓风或龙卷风之前会发生当气压计下降了低至28.5英寸汞柱:或者,在另一个极端,如果很公平的,干燥的天气里,您的晴雨表可能上升至30.9英寸汞柱。

下面的过程,如果做的每12小时,或早晚各一次,应该给你最好的结果:

1,点击仪器轻轻释放任何潜在的行动。

汞2.记录英寸,通过气压表指针指示。 这是你一时的阅读。 有些晴雨表车型拥有一套手可以直接通过气压表的手被定位。   在后一时期,你将能够在上次设定什么方向的晴雨表手已经转移到注意。   如果它移动到右(顺时针),你有一个上升的晴雨表,这通常意味着更好的或持续的好天气的变化。   如果读数向左(逆时针),你有一个下降的晴雨表,这通常意味着为坏的变化。 一个稳定的晴雨表,意味着没有变化。 为准确的天气预测,这是非常重要的,你晴雨表调整到海平面。 正确的海平面读数可以从气象局或电视天气预报中获得。   从气压计得到的读数指示的天气条件,可能在接下来的24到48小时之内为准,提供风的方向和速度保持不变,得到读数时相同。

气压计的调整

倘若您的晴雨表并不完全一样,从当地的天气预报获得的读数读,仪器应进行调整。 调整可以从仪器的背面进行。 通过转动调节螺钉位于仪表背面的孔调节晴雨表手。

时钟(如适用):

要设置时间运动去除背部的移动房屋盖进入电池仓。 安装(1)节AA碱性电池(不含税)。 电池必须与正(+)侧位于如在电池仓指示进行安装。 手应该通过旋转旋钮上的运动在箭头的方向上的背面,直到指针指示的实际时间来设置。

注意:当时钟停止,立即取出电池,并更换相应大小的新防漏电池。

湿度计:

湿度计或湿度指示卡是专为室内使用。   而室内外的气压的压力是相同的,这不是相对湿度也是如此。 所以请记住,这种仪器表示房间的气氛有没有关系,天气报告,宣布在室外湿度读数的湿度。

湿度计调整

由于交通,该仪器可以关闭规模。 以调整放湿布上的湿度指示器的背面20分钟。   然后,规模应为大约95。如果它读取一个较低的数字或已关闭的规模完全,只是把螺丝回来,直到指针是95的湿度指示器就会开始重新操作。 保持仪器的精度,最好是重复此程序每六个月。

温度计

水银型温度计配有枯竭的空气的玻璃管中。   在装运期间,在管中的液体(汞法)可以被分离。 如果是的话,这可以通过点击温度计的底部(或整个仪表)对你的拇指肚予以纠正。 液体将由此再次形成实心柱。 航海气象仪器和钟表插入时钟和气象仪器的配合UPS的水平和垂直悬挂,可以使旋转的情况下被挂在水平或垂直位置。 向外做到这一点就拉边挡板卸下适应从的情况。 在某些仪器旋开挡板,表盘能够从内侧旋转。 这将使你在选择从水平或垂直位置挂的情况。

有限保证

本产品已使用只有非常优秀的材料精心制造。 该运动已经经过了严格的测试。 您的霍华德米勒公司保证不受为期一年,自购买之日起在材料和工艺方面的缺陷。 如果一个困难的产品作为材料或工艺缺陷导致的发展,霍华德米勒时钟公司将负责维修或在工厂或其授权服务站更换产品,根据自己的选择。 交通费和维修的位置必须由买方支付。 在的缺陷或故障的情况下,你应该通知霍华德米勒时钟公司,泽兰,密歇根州49464,注意事项:该产品缺陷或故障服务部。 包括您的全名,地址,电话号码,产品的型号,以及购买日期和地点的。 在收到上述通知之担保债务的履行将安排由霍华德米勒时钟公司。 霍华德米勒时钟公司的责任仅限于上述的维修或更换,本保修延长至买方代替所有其他补救措施,其中包括附带及相应的损害赔偿。 (有些州不允许附带或相应的损害赔偿责任,因此在排除上述限制可能对您不适用。)

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把一个8天无差拍落地钟机芯为“垮掉”

14年2月10日

这些指令是专门写给赫姆勒落地钟 ,而应该与其他高端品牌的机械落地钟,包括一般工作霍华德米勒落地钟 ,Kieninger祖父钟和里奇韦落地钟。   如有疑问,请咨询专家座钟技师总是一个明智的选择,我们会极力推荐它。   此外,我们也只能保证这些落地钟说明你所支付的读取它们。

在上部前端拉下,并向左移动约1½“和释放。 你会感到紧张,但这是正常的。   它不会是不寻常的,如果一个需要帮助理解什么是领导者表示,因为它涉及到一个座钟运动,及其相关的钟摆。   上的座钟运动后,人们将看到一个横柱有附加给它的悬架弹簧。   如果弹簧坏了,祖父的时钟将不会运行。 您可能需要购买座钟部分自己,这要是你是什么一个时钟的专家,我们只能建议,或者您可能希望在专家的祖父钟技师地方给你打电话。

你爷爷的时钟也有一个钟摆领导(一般约5-8英寸长)。   到悬架弹簧和座钟的钟摆钟摆领导挂钩挂在它的底部。   另外还有一点,出来从祖父钟机芯上方的杠杆,是倾斜下来,它要么经历,或周围摆的领导者。   这是推压摆。   如果这个特殊的杠杆要么结合或不与摆领导接触,大座钟将无法运行。

拉下再次拉领导人回到正确的约1“,然后将其释放。   轻轻拉下转向由左到右,停每次看,如果你有一个甚至击败。 一旦你有一个甚至打你,然后就可以把你摆回到你的时钟,只要它是在拍 - 用更左到右的声音 - 它应该工作正常。

一旦你能够开始让你的钟摆“滴答滴答”一会要听,看它是否是一个更健全。   如果不是不拍,有节奏和同步“滴答滴答”,先轻轻地停下摆。   再一个需要轻轻向下拉摆拉至左少量,然后开始大座钟的钟摆,从左至右轻轻推它,并听取再次顺利祖父的时钟跳动。

我们随时欢迎意见,以改善任何指示。 如果一个人不清楚如何调整你的祖父的时钟,它始终是最好带上一个祖父的时钟专家作出任何调整或修理。

Grandfather Clock Repair

祖父钟修复

Durfee管编钟祖父钟

14年1月24日

沃尔特Durfee管编钟祖父的时钟是在把祖父钟管编钟钟到美国的先驱。 下面是一个早期的广告不仅对这些神奇的沃尔特Durfee管编钟祖父钟的会谈,提到他们作为管编钟音乐厅钟,但同时也说明了授权经销商和代理商的专利系统,他们必须到位。 你可以看到文本沃尔特Durfee广告,我们估计是从大约1900年,和实际的广告本身,也低于。 注意参考这些祖父的时钟作为钟表馆的广告。 此外,一般来说,奶奶时钟情况下会太小,无法容纳管状自鸣钟机制。 大多数机械钟管风铃5管玩西敏寺钟声只和9管打三风铃,通常包括圣米歇尔编钟和编钟惠廷顿。

有趣的是,今天的管状磬祖父的时钟仍然提供,但比较少人在一般公众,甚至许多座钟爱好者,知之甚少或一无所知他们。 霍华德米勒时钟提供其最昂贵的老爷钟的歼轰米勒二世管报时落地钟型611-031和611031,在一个限量版,而只是表示如下:

霍华德米勒JH米勒二世落地钟
表:$ 27,293.00
售价:$ 19,105.10

上面的时钟也提供无管式风铃,仍然在同一个惊人的限量版外壳,型号为611-030或611030,而被称为歼轰米勒落地钟。 这两个时钟比霍华德米勒总统版落地钟,这是由许多人认为是该行的顶部更昂贵。

霍华德米勒钟表最昂贵的挂钟是非常现代或当代,以开放的情况下,肾小管风铃,并命名为霍华德米勒联络员挂钟型号622-779或622779,并如下图所示:

霍华德米勒联络员挂钟
表:$ 11,575.00
售价:$ 8,102.50

赫姆勒钟提供了一些祖父钟是也管编钟祖父钟,包括这些模型:

赫姆勒三重管编钟伍斯特落地钟
表:$ 8,097.00
售价:$ 5,263.05

赫姆勒三重钟声埃塞克斯落地钟
表:$ 18,379.00
售价:$ 11,946.35

赫姆勒工头樱桃管落地钟
表:$ 11,397.00
售价:$ 7,408.05

赫姆勒工头核桃管落地钟
表:$ 11,397.00
售价:$ 7,408.0

赫姆勒Anstead核桃管落地钟也可在樱桃和橡木模型
表:$ 10,947.00
售价:$ 7,115.55

Kieninger祖父钟也提供了一些高端的现代和传统的管状磬的祖父时钟。 之一当代Kieninger时钟管状报时时钟的例子示出,与模型的0126-02-01,并且描绘只是如下:

Kieninger爱德华兹落地钟还附带一个黄铜,青铜现代时钟的情况下。
表:$ 24,130.00
售价:$ 16,891.00

有些管状报时座钟型号是由斯莱祖父钟和宝路华落地钟共提供了确切的祖父时钟。 此外,交货时间可能有所不同,新管报时座钟型号可以添加,有时停产。 它始终是拨打我们的1-800-4CLOCKS一个好主意(1-800-425-6257,分机1)如果你正在考虑购买任何这些伟大的管状磬祖父时钟之一左右。 在这个时刻,我们没有任何和Walter Durfee古董管磬祖父时钟或任何Herschede管编钟的祖父时钟。 可随时更改。

钟表馆, 这是沃尔特·Durfee管编钟祖父钟的广告也呈现出授权代理商。 图片的实际广告更远向下跌破了下方的文字:

你想要的东西,会持续多久? 最美丽的结婚礼物,可以给的东西,会说话的捐助五十至一百年。

你可以花的数量和获得更多的满足感你的钱比购买一个美丽的管状敕命时钟? 管编钟是像从远处教堂的钟声。 天气的变化不会影响他们,因为基调是由钟产生的,不依赖于一个传声筒。

这些管状敕命时钟由英皇制诰充分保护,以及个人购买应该看到,每一个钟打上我们的名字。

他们只卖出了我们的授权代理人,以及任何侵犯我们的权利受任于买方或卖方沉重的版税。

与管钟进口钟表受到这种侵犯,因为我们控制所有的美国权利。

下面给出代理的列表说明了这些钟表的卓越品质。 每个代理都有我们所有的设计,他们将被转发邮件的应用程序的照片。

代理商:

西奥多·B.·斯塔尔,新,约克,伍兹与Hosley,斯普林菲尔德。

斯波尔丁与公司芝加哥。 蒂尔登,瑟伯与公司普罗维登斯。

贝利,银行和比德尔,费城。 Boston. 亨利·特纳 与前往波士顿

雅。 Co. E.考德威尔和公司“邓白氏,瑟伯 科技 明尼阿波利斯。

JC格罗根,匹兹堡弗兰克Herschede,辛辛那提。

怀特,凯和股份有限公司底特律。 Jewelry Co. Kansas City. 杰卡德钟表珠宝有限公司堪萨斯城。

在考威尔和哈伯德有限公司克利夫兰。 Mermod与杰卡德饰品有限公司圣路易斯。

沃尔特H. DURFEE&CO。普罗维登斯,罗得岛

Durfee Tubular Grandfather Clock

沃尔特Durfee管报时落地钟



赫姆勒钟史

13年12月30日

赫姆勒钟北美

Welcome to Hermle Clocks' History. Hermle Clock builds beautiful clocks of all kinds, including grandfather clocks, floor clocks, anniversary clocks, grandmother clocks, wall clocks, mantle clocks, cuckoo clocks and specialty clocks including Telleriums and Astrolabiums. Mechanical chime playing clock movements, as well as quartz operated movements, are one key specialty.

In 1977, Hermle Black Forest Clocks located in the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains manufactured and shipped its first
Hermle mechanical movement on US soil . It was the beginning of how the modern era of the clock industry was going to proceed. Hermle supplied many of the existing clock case goods manufacturers with its sought after German quality mechanisms. Many of Hermle Clocks customers received training of our expertise in the assembly of their case goods. Naturally, in the early 1980′s, Hermle Clocks was asked to assemble our movements into our customers cases which then became a staple of our production line.

In 2002, we opened our doors to the clock retail industry with Hermle branded clocks, including Hermle grandfather clocks , being assembled in our factory in Amherst, Virginia, and a selection of German made Hermle clocks. After 6 expansions to our factory, Hermle continued our growth as not only the world's leader in clock mechanisms, but as an alternative grandfather clock, wall clock and mantel clock source to the retailers of North America.

Our innovations in design, form and function keep Hermle Clock ahead of the curve and its meticulous quality improvements have made
Hermle North America a preferred clock source to the industry. Hermle Black Forest Clocks was rebranded as Hermle North America in January 2011 to signify the next step into the future. Hermle North America will become a one-stop shop for all genuine Hermle products, including carrying the largest Hermle and Urgos movement selection available to the trade in the world. Our clock movements, clock accessories, clock parts and clocks are distributed throughout North America to a vast dealer network. To find Hermle Clocks in North America, please contact 1-800-4CLOCKS.com (1-800-425-6257, ext. 1).

The Hermle Clock History

In 1922 Hermle Clocks founder Mr. Franz Hermle founded the Franz Hermle Clock Company located in Gosheim in Baden Wuerttemberg, a small town in southern Germany's Black Forest region.

Within ten years Hermle Clocks became known as one of the most efficient manufacturers of clock movements in the clock industry. Even though the first half of the 20th Century brought with it many difficulties to overcome, including the complete dismantling of the factory after the World War II, Franz Hermle and his sons” dedication allowed them to prosper while other companies struggled.

弗朗茨·赫姆勒逝世于1953年,并留下了一个现代,繁荣的操作,他的儿子格布哈特,阿尔弗雷德,汉斯和海因里希赫姆勒。 With tremendous willpower and energy, they continued to build the company into the worldwide leader in manufacturing mechanical movements and clocks.

1977年,赫姆勒决定建立另一个生产基地,赫姆勒黑森林钟表公司以服务北美市场出阿默斯特,美国弗吉尼亚州的。 Hermle's Headquarters in southern Germany is now in its third generation, still family owned and operated. 赫姆勒员工超过200人,在德国和美国的3个位置。 In October 2010, Hermle Gosheim was
rebranded as Hermle Uhrenmanufacktur GmbH and as of January 2011, Hermle Black Forest Clocks rebranded itself as Hermle North America.

Franz Hermle Clocks in Gosheim in Baden Wuerttemberg Germany

Wall Clocks and Mantel Clocks FAQs

12.10.13

To be helpful for grandfather clock and wall clock and mantel clock users and shoppers all across the globe. we are posting here some of the more Frequently Asked Questions for Mantle Clocks and Wall Clocks. These lists were compiled by the technical support team at Howard Miller Clocks, and may apply to many other high-end wall clock and mantel clock brands as well.

For Keywound Mantel Clocks and Keywound Wall Clocks :

Following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions related to “Keywound” “Wall/Mantel Clocks”

What if my mechanical clock will not chime or strike?
  1. Check that the strike on/off lever in not in the “strike off” position or halfway between positions.
  2. Check that the movement is not in the “night off” position.
  3. Be sure that all the packing material is removed from the movement area. You should be able to carefully pull each hammer back away from the rod approximately one inch.
  4. Check the hammer adjustment to be sure that the hammers are properly aligned with the gong rods.
  5. For weight driven clocks, make certain that the weights are in their proper location. The proper position of the weights as you are facing your clock is labeled on the bottom of each weight.
  6. If your clock is a cable driven clock and was previously run, it is possible that the cables were not wound up with the weights left on the pulley. When this happens, the cables overlap on the drum. Check the cables on the drums to see if they are overlapped. If so, contact the dealer or retailer where you purchased the clock. Correcting this problem is not covered under warranty.
What if I need a part?
  1. If your purchase is new, is missing a part, and was not in the original carton, contact the location where you purchased the item. This will be the quickest and easiest way to obtain parts that they likely have, but failed to provide.
  2. If your clock is new, is missing a part, and was in the original carton, carefully check the packing material. At Howard Miller we take great care to include all parts with every item. If your are confident that the item is missing, contact Customer Service at (616)-772-7277 or go to the QUESTION section at the bottom of this site and detail the part that you need. Have your model number, serial number, and sales receipt available before you place the call.
  3. If your clock is not new or if a part is damaged and parts are required, contact Customer Service at (616)-772-7277 or go to the QUESTION section at the bottom of this site and detail the part that you need. Have your model number, serial number, and credit card available before you place the call.
What if I hear a squeaking sound while winding my movement?
The squeak is likely from the wood knob on the winding crank. This is not uncommon and does not indicate anything is wrong with the movement or crank. The movements themselves will not squeak when they are wound.

If you turn the crank by hand without using the knob, and you still hearing squeaking, then it is the pulley that is squeaking. You can place one drop of oil (any type of common oil) on both sides of the pulley wheel where the shaft goes through.

Why is it necessary to have my clock movement cleaned?

Movement oil collects dust and other contaminants from the air. These contaminants can be abrasive and the oil can harden. For this reason, it is necessary to have the movement cleaned and oiled. The frequency of cleaning and oiling depends upon several factors, some of which include the humidity and temperature controls and cleanliness of the environment. Based on these factors, oiling should be performed every 2 to 5 years and thorough cleaning every 5 to 10 years.

What are the symptoms that the clock movement should be oiled and/or cleaned?

Signs that a movement could require oiling or cleaning can include slowing or erratic operation of the time keeping, chiming melody, and/or hour strike. Continued use may cause excessive wear and require more extensive service to the movement.

What if I want to clean and oil my own clock movement?

Howard Miller does not recommend that you service the clock movement yourself. Contact an authorized Howard Miller Service Center. However, if you feel inclined, there are a variety of internet sites that offer detailed instructions and kits necessary to perform your own cleaning and oiling. Search “clock oil kit”, for example, on the internet.

What clock oil is recommended by Howard Miller?
Howard Miller recommends using the same high quality synthetic clock oil 859 used by the original German movement manufacturer, Kieninger. Most clock oil kits available on the web contain less expensive oils (Nano oil and others). Contrary to claims made by Nano oil and other suppliers and manufacturers of oil, our testing has proven the advantages of synthetic clock oil 859. For convenience, Howard Miller offers a synthetic 859 pen oiler for sale on the Howard Miller web site on the tab entitled, “Need a Part. Purchase Parts & Accessories Online.”
What if my clock chimes a few minutes before or after the hour?
If the clock chimes more than one minute before or after the proper time, the minute hand should be removed and adjusted. For complete details, please refer to page 10 of the Floor Clock Instruction Manual or page 3 in the Wall and Mantel Clock Instruction Manual. Copies of these manuals can be down loaded from our web site for your convenience.

Please click the link below to watch the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-99j6QSCoI&feature=plcp

How do I reset the time for daylight savings?
When setting the clock back one hour, rotate the minute hand counterclockwise one-hour. When setting the clock ahead one hour, rotate the minute hand clockwise one-hour. When moving the hands forward, it is important to allow the clock to chime every quarter hour (1/4, ½, ¾, 1) before advancing the hands to the next quarter hour position. DO NOT MOVE THE HANDS WHILE THE CLOCK IS CHIMING OR STRIKING.

Please click the link below to watch the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_EGbI3SMsA&feature=plcp

Where is the closest Authorized Service Center in my area?
A list of Service Centers in your area is available on this web site.
What if my mechanical clock does not strike the correct hour?
If the clock is new, allow it to operate for several hours before making any adjustments. If the strike is off, grasp the HOUR HAND ONLY and rotate it forward or backward to line up with the correct hour on the dial indicated by the number of times the hour strikes. Rotating this hand independently will not harm the movement. Then adjust the hands to the correct time by rotating the minute hand counter-clockwise – as explained in the instructions. DO NOT MOVE THE HANDS WHILE THE CLOCK IS CHIMING OR STRIKING. After a few hours, the movement's self-adjusting feature will synchronize the hands with the correct chime and strike.

Please click the link below to watch the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgaqpWTwIes&feature=plcp

What if my mechanical clock is in the “night off” position and it is silent during the day instead of the night?
Rotate the minute hand counterclockwise twelve hours. DO NOT MOVE THE HANDS WHILE THE CLOCK IS CHIMING OR STRIKING.
What if my clock chimes have the incorrect tone?
The chime tone may be affected by the hammer resting on the chime rod (coil) or striking the rod (coil) off center. Although the hammers were set at the factory, it is possible for the hammers to get out of adjustment.
Chime hammer arms are made of brass and can be bent safely. This is accomplished by bending the hammer arms slightly in the middle so that the hammers rest approximately 1/8 inch from the chime rod. DO NOT bend the chime rod. Strike volume cannot be adjusted.Please click the link below to watch the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmh1ao32JBo&feature=plcp

Can I increase or decrease the chime volume in my mechanical clock?
No. Volume is not adjustable.
What if a chime rod is broken?
Contact a local service center or Howard Miller for a replacement rod.
What if my mechanical clock operated fine for several years but now is slow or stopping?
It is likely that your clock movement needs maintenance. Contact an authorized Service Center. A list of Service Centers is located on this web site. Cleaning and oiling are not covered under warranty.
What if the hands are bent?
The clock hands are easily bent. Carefully bend them back to the correct position.
How do I wind my clock?
Floor Clocks with Cables and Pulleys – Weights that are suspended by cables with pulleys should be raised by using the crank provided. DO NOT lift the weights by hand while cranking. Insert the crank into the holes located in the dial face. It does not matter in what order the clock weights wound. All weights need to be wound to the up position.

Floor Clocks with Chains – Pull straight down on the chains. DO NOT lift up on the weights as this could cause the weight to come unhooked from the chain. Pull down on the loose end of the chain until the weight is approximately 2 inches from the bottom of the wood movement mounting board. It does not matter in what order the clock weights wound. All weights need to be wound to the up position.

Wall and Mantel Clocks – Insert the winding key into the holes located in the dial face. Depending upon the model of your clock, there can be 1, 2, or 3 winding keyholes. Turn the key clockwise until the spring becomes tight and will not turn further. For clocks with hanging weights, raise the weights using the crank. DO NOT lift the weights by hand while cranking. Wind your clock once a week. It does not matter in what order the clock weights wound. All springs must be fully wound.

What is meant by “triple chime”?
Triple chime refers to clocks that play a choice of three different melodies. The most common triple chime melodies are Westminster, St. Michaels, and Whittington.
Why is it necessary to have my clock movement oiled?

In mechanical devices with moving components, oil acts as a lubricant to help prevent friction and wear. Over time, the oil must be replenished. The frequency of oiling depends upon several factors, some of which include humidity and temperature controls and cleanliness of the environment. Based on these factors, oiling should be performed every 2 to 5 years.

Who should I contact to have my clock cleaned and oiled?
Contact an authorized Service Center. A service center locator is available at this internet site. Cleaning and oiling are not covered under warranty.
What if my clock is out of warranty and needs service?
Contact an Authorized Service Center. A list of Service Centers is available under CUSTOMER SUPPORT.

F or Quartz or Battery Operated Wall Clocks and Mantle Clocks

Where is the closest Authorized Service Center in my area?
A list of Service Centers in your area is available on this web site.
What if my clock is out of warranty and needs service?
Contact an Authorized Service Center. A list of Service Centers is available under CUSTOMER SUPPORT.
What if my quartz dual chime movement will not operate properly?
Before going further, follow the two instructions below.

  1. First, ensure that you are using brand new alkaline batteries.
  2. Batteries made by various manufacturers may present some difficulty in working properly in the movement. A poor electrical connection can cause inferior performance. Ensure that the positive battery contacts are positioned over the nub on the end of the battery.

The problem area is typically the negative end of the battery. Ensure that the negative battery contacts are positioned completely on the metal contact area of the battery. As necessary, bend the battery contacts out to ensure that they are not making contact with the battery casing. If necessary to ensure a proper contact on the negative end of the battery, take a 1 inch by 1 inch piece of aluminum foil and fold it over tightly to the size of ¼ inch by ¼ inch and place it between the battery contact and the battery.

Other issues and remedies.

Pendulum will not swing: To provide proper pendulum operation, it is also necessary to ensure that the clock is level. Also check that the pendulum is properly located on the pendulum hanger and that the speaker wires are not interfering with the pendulum operation.

Chime volume is off or lower during the day and louder at other times: The nighttime volume reduction or shut-off is not properly set. Reset the nighttime shut-off.

Chime volume is always low: Attempt to increase volume using the volume control knob. If this does not solve the problem, replace the batteries.

Chime is off – will not chime: Ensure that the chime is not in the “OFF” position. If this does not solve the problem, replace the batteries.

The clock chimes several minutes before the hour when the hands are moved manually: This is normal. The clock will chime on the hour under normal operation.

What if I need a part?
  1. If your purchase is new, is missing a part, and was not in the original carton, contact the location where you purchased the item. This will be the quickest and easiest way to obtain parts that they likely have, but failed to provide.
  2. If your clock is new, is missing a part, and was in the original carton, carefully check the packing material. At Howard Miller we take great care to include all parts with every item. If your are confident that the item is missing, contact Customer Service at (616)-772-7277 or go to the QUESTION section at the bottom of this site and detail the part that you need. Have your model number, serial number, and sales receipt available before you place the call.
  3. If your clock is not new or if a part is damaged and parts are required, contact Customer Service at (616)-772-7277 or go to the QUESTION section at the bottom of this site and detail the part that you need. Have your model number, serial number, and credit card available before you place the call.

© Howard Miller Clocks

有多少落地钟

10.28.13

座钟购物者和经验丰富的祖父时钟和奶奶钟表消费者都可以通过由零售商和互联网上都呈现给他们的选择令人眼花缭乱的混淆。 价格新祖父的时钟范围从200美元至超过$ 20,000美元。 显然,不仅是有广泛的选择阵列不同价位之内,但这些价位和价格之间的不同范围内的差异。 显然,消费者绝大多数都希望得到最大的座钟打折就可以了,有时把更多的重点放在服务和信赖处理一个座钟店所在的业主会清楚的知道他们在说什么,如果能真正帮助和当和问题,消费者以后拿出或业务接收其祖父的时钟。 出售可以落地钟,使时许重要时钟购买时理应是一个重要的考虑因素,但其他无形资产,如知识的销售人员和人民谁能够真正左右祖父的时钟尖锐的问题,给出很好的答案,更何况有一个真正的保修也是值得的,但也知道会有当且根据需要进行持续的时钟资源。

在最近几年,出现了非常低质量的祖父时钟和时钟奶奶是质量低劣,但在许多情况下,被设计看起来特别像高端的祖父时钟模式的挑战,有时甚至是“借”的名字由最好的大座钟的公司做出来的还有其他型号。 可悲的是,其中的一些东西可以随便一些的大盒子零售的最大和最知名的名字被称为垃圾碎片和出售的卖家。 在仅去年一年,我们已经收到了,因为盒子已被打开,并在查询上寻求帮助的人谁​​购买了这些祖父的时钟,不仅能自己不会返回时钟这些大型零售商在大多数情况下,所有的(数百项目解包),但也经常没有联系信息或电话的制造商或进口商将产生什么有用的都基本上是谁扔的钱拿走这些时钟的购买数量。 他们做的模型名称的谷歌搜索,因为名字常常成为高端制造商的名字,他们看到在搜索引擎结果我们的联系方式。 他们坚持零售商收回的垃圾在这些情况下,有一点我们可以做些什么来帮助他们,除了提示。

因此,这是爷爷的时钟制造商应该考虑谁是最好的零售商,而且,即使在不知道有多少人愿意花。 一个好消息是,所有备受推崇的好,优良的品质制造商有价格点,以匹配任何预算的人谁是认真投资于优质座钟,可能有一天会被视为传家宝家庭成员。 除了落地钟的声音和质量的重要性风铃的功能,如磬,静音选项和自动夜间切断,花俏,如旋转月相表盘或照明箱或点燃座钟拨号,人们还应该考虑的一个传家宝座钟作为可的喜爱和推崇和珍惜很多代家具的重要棋子。

一般来说,如果一个人知道一些关于祖父的时钟,寻找到最知名的品牌与整体座钟质量和做工最好的信誉将是一个良好的开端。 这包括品牌,如霍华德米勒落地钟,赫姆勒落地钟,在里奇韦落地钟收藏,Kieninger祖父钟和一些其他几个人。 也有不错的品牌,在那里,不再让祖父的时钟,但有可能会遇到他们,包括1-800-4CLOCKS“博物馆祖父钟,斯莱祖父钟,塞思·托马斯祖父钟和宝路华落地钟。

大座钟的情况下将是成本的一​​个主要组成部分的基础上,木材或金属制品,有时参与,多少还有就是,它的质量,以及在何种程度上有像雕刻或镶嵌特殊元素。

祖父时钟或祖母时钟机芯也很关键,包括是否有电缆驱动,链条驱动,管磬,弹簧驱动或石英驱动。 这是我们在我们的钟表博客写了广泛的主题,而我们也总是可以商量着严重座钟消费者的购买选择,即使是在他们的早期学习和购物中心的阶段。 其中又有多少座钟风铃是另一个变量,并假设他们是在高端机械机芯制造商,其中包括如今大多都赫姆勒钟和Kieninger钟表座钟动作。 磬是另一种元素,大部分的基本时钟含有一个或多个威斯敏斯特编钟,惠廷顿编钟,圣米歇尔编钟,欢乐颂落地钟报时,BIM BAM磬,以及圣母颂落地钟报时。

特殊的功能,如旋转的月亮的脸拨号,自动夜间关闭,磬,静音选项,照亮表盘,点燃橱柜和时间胶囊都可以添加到任何个人落地钟的可取性和价格标签。

也许有最大的外卖店,尤其是购买大座钟的时候,是不是要承担,因为2个不同的时钟可能看起来很像,每个人都有的西敏寺钟声,千万不要以为他们是在任何​​方面相媲美的品质钟表,无论是全新的还是老式的甚至祖父的古董钟表。 如果不小心,装备有座钟的知识,知道从哪里得到的回答其他问题,人们可能会最终有一个非常昂贵的一块垃圾。

How Much are Grandfather Clocks?

有多少落地钟?

How Much is My Grandfather Clock Worth?

10.25.13

One of the most common inquiries we get at our stores selling grandfather clocks and other furniture and wall and mantel clocks, is what is the worth of my xyz grandfather clock. Despite being one of the most common grandfather clock questions we get, it is a very difficult one to answer. One of the defining factors is whether the clock is one of the many antique grandfather clocks out there, and if so, a grandfather clock by which maker, the condition, the look, the quality, whether everything is all original, and how and where one is planning to sell the grandfather clock. Generally speaking, there should not be any major difference in the worth or appraisal of comparable grandmother clocks vs grandfather clocks. They are both Floor Clocks.

For new grandfather clocks such as Howard Miller grandfather clocks, Hermle Grandfather Clocks, Kieninger Grandfather Clocks and the Ridgeway and Americana Grandfather Clock Collections, we generally always advise that a grandfather clock purchase, even of one these high-end grandfather clock and furniture brands, should generally not be thought of as a purchase for investment purposes, even if you are at the greatest grandfather clocks sale with a grandfather clock discount wherever you turn. Yes, many if not most of these clocks can and should be reasonably thought of as heirloom quality grandfather clocks that should live through many generations, and perhaps fought over as cherished heirlooms within families. Many of the calls we get of from people either liquidating an estate with one or more grandfather clocks or from a family member who wants to try to establish the grandfather clock worth for a trade of sorts within a family. Additionally, while on this point, grandfather clock estate planning is something we have seen quite frequently, with parents wanting to make certain that each of their children are give grandfather clocks that they each can and will cherish, and so their own grandfather clock bequest with be either predefined or a non-issue.

Establishing the value of a vintage grandfather clock, whether one of the Howard Miller Clocks or a Hermle Clock or Ridgeway Clock, can be near impossible to do with any high degree of either confidence or accuracy. Yes, when it was made, of what wood(s), what grandfather clock chimes it has, the condition of the grandfather clock movement, any special features such as auto-nighttime shutoff all do matter, but aside from not knowing what the condition of the grandfather clock is on the inside, whether everything is all original, the condition and style of the case, there is the reality that the grandfather clock will be worth what somebody is willing to pay for it, and there are hundreds of variables that can effect that. People frequently have a difficult time understand that reality. There is also the question of what the age of the clock does to the value of a grandfather clock, and that is also a question with many layers to any coherent answer. A true antique grandfather clock, like an antique car, can be worth a lot more than it might otherwise, but what happens before then is especially uncharted territory by definition.

Whether you are selling your grandfather clock at a yard sale, or on Craigslist or on eBay, or at a store in general, or perhaps one of the finest antique stores, there can be many price points, and aside from the sale venue, how long one is willing to wait and advertise and publicize their grandfather clock sale, and what credibility they might have, also matter importantly. Another critical factor is the coat of shipping, and associated with that the risk of damage, which can be very expensive, especially for an individual. Even moving the grandfather clock, unless one knows what they are doing, is fraught with the risk of damaging the grandfather clock during the move.

The simplest answer therefore, if one is buying a grandfather clock, is simply what it is worth to you for your home decor value, and what risk or level of confidence do you have that there are no hidden issues with the grandfather clock. If you pay no more than it is worth as a piece of high-end furniture to be appreciated by interior decorators and visitors alike, there is no way you can go wrong with that grandfather clock or floor clock purchase. That is the best advice.

What is my grandfather clock worth?

How Much is My Grandfather Clock Worth?

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