Grandfather clocks

霍华德米勒落地钟保修

14年4月1日

霍华德米勒®祖父时钟担保

Howard Miller Clocks

霍华德米勒钟表

落地钟保修

此保修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,并已彻底之前被从我们的设施运往视察。

霍华德米勒和里奇韦落地钟是必要的,以原始的消费者或接受者免于制造上的缺陷 ,在正常使用的材料和工艺,条件,并从购买之日起为期2年的服务。

喷泉落地钟是必要的,以原始的消费者或接受者免于在正常使用的制造材料和工艺上的缺陷,条件和从购买之日起为期1年的服务。

本保修不包括:损害产品或滥用,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; 自然变化的木纹或改变因老化或暴露在光线下的表面光洁度。 本公司根据本保修义务应限于维修产品或部件,或根据自己的选择,用新产品或组件替代它。

销售收据或原始购买其他类似证明的副本是需要获得保修服务。 有些州不允许对于意外或间接损害或限制多久的默示保证持续的排除或限制,因此上述限制或排除可能不适用于你。 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。

货物损坏

通过接受我们的产品出货,承运人承认,该产品是在第一类情况。 通过签署(或其他人签署代表您)接受货物,您承认该产品已在装运时相同的头等条件已经收到。 如果纸箱被压碎或损坏,指示司机要注意在运单的损害,并与运营商立即提出索赔。 为了您的安全,我们建议您检查所有商品在交货时,才签署法案, - 的提单。 当您或您的代表符号,而不会注意到任何损坏,短缺或异常,您接受并拥有商品,如交付。

隐蔽货运损坏

应该损害被发现交付后,您(收货人)负责提交书面暗损坏索赔的承运人,要求承运人进行检查,并创建一个损坏报告。 这必须不迟于交货日期后14天内完成。 申请这​​种说法是你的责任,但是,我们会帮助你的过程,并担任商与其他运营商一个满意的解决您的倡导者。

本公司不承担对因违反本保证或默示保证或偶发或后果性损害的任何责任。 关于这个产品默示的保证,应只对本明示担保要求,其后的持续时间,不得有明示或暗示的保证(包括适销性或适用于特定用途的),此产品。
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礼貌的霍华德米勒钟表

霍华德米勒时钟晴雨表说明

14年2月24日

霍华德米勒方位气象仪器包括气压计,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表盘上只有传统的区域。 您的晴雨表,表示手永远不会将所有要下雨来预测恶劣天气的方法。 运动对你的晴雨表,表示手的正常工作范围是从29.5至30.5英寸汞柱。 你最极端的读数飓风之前会发生龙卷风时,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,干燥的天气来了,你的晴雨表可能上升至30.9英寸汞柱。

下面的过程,如果做每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。

2,记录水银英寸的晴雨表手表示。 这是你的瞬间读数。 有些晴雨表车型有一组手,可直接通过气压表手定位。   在后一时期,你将能够看到在什么方向的晴雨表手已经从上次的设定移动。   如果它移动到右侧(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。   如果读数是向左(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。 为了准确预测天气,这是非常重要的,你的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。   从您的晴雨表获得读数表明气象条件可能在未来24至48小时内为准,提供风向和风速保持不变,得到的读数时相同。

气压计的调整

如果您的晴雨表不读完全一样从当地的天气预报获得的读数时,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在仪表背面的孔调节晴雨表手。

时钟(如适用):

要在运动设置时间删除背部运动住房封面访问电池仓。 安装(1)节AA碱性电池(不包括)。 电池必须与正(+)侧定位为在电池仓指示进行安装。 手中应该通过旋转旋钮上的箭头方向的移动的背面设置,直到指针指示的实际时间。

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。   而室内和室外的大气压力是相同的,这不是相对湿度也是如此。 因此,请记住,这种仪器表示房间的气氛有没有关系天气报告公布的室外湿度读数的湿度。

湿度计的调整

由于运输,这种仪器可能会关闭规模。 要调整放在湿布上的湿度指示卡背面的20分钟。   那么规模应为约95。如果显示是一个较低的数字或者是关闭的规模完全,只是把螺丝回来,直到指针是95。湿度指示灯将开始重新操作。 为了保证仪器的准确度,最好是重复此过程每半年一次。

温度计

水银型温度计配有枯竭的空气的玻璃管中。   期间发送,在管中的液体(水银)可以被分离。 如果是的话,这可以通过敲击温度计的底部(或整个仪器)对你的拇指球进行补救。 液体将由此再次形成实心柱。 航海气象仪器和时钟插入时钟和气象仪器的配合UPS的水平和垂直悬挂可旋转允许的情况下被挂在水平或垂直位置。 要做到这一点向外拉边挡板移除的情况下满足了。 在某些工具拧下挡板,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。

有限保修

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。 您的霍华德米勒保证产品不受期限一年,自购买之日起,在材料和工艺方面的缺陷。 如果一个困难与产品开发由于在材料或工艺上的缺陷所致,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。 运输费用,并从维修位置必须由买方支付。 中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:售后服务部,产品缺陷或故障。 包括您的全名,地址,电话号码,产品的型号和购买日期和地点。 在收到上述通知之保修义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维修或更换上述及本保修延长到代替所有其他补救措施,包括偶然和必然的损害买方。 (有些州不允许对于意外或间接损失排除在外,因此在排除上述限制可能对您不适用。)

本担保无效,如果该产品是由任何人比霍华德米勒时钟公司或其授权服务站的另外一个服务,除非事先书面授权是由霍华德米勒时钟公司服务部。 此保证仅限于本产品的原消费购买。

关于本产品(包括对适销)所有默示保证是一年,自购买之日为准。 本保证书取代所有其他担保,并有超出外形描述所填延长脸上没有保证。

有些州不允许对隐含担保期限持续时间加以限制,因此上述限制可能不适用于你。 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。

霍华德米勒钟表

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霍华德米勒奥林匹亚晴雨表
原价:940.00美元
销售:658.00美元

霍华德米勒卡特琳娜晴雨表
原价:633.00美元
销售:443.10美元

霍华德米勒普雷斯克岛晴雨表
原价:358.00美元
销售:250.60美元

把一个8天无差拍落地钟机芯成为“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祖父时钟,包括一般工作霍华德米勒落地钟 ,Kieninger落地钟和里奇韦祖父钟。   如果有疑问,咨询专家座钟技术员总是一个明智的选择,我们会极力推荐它。   此外,我们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,如果在理解什么是领导者表示,因为它涉及到一个落地钟机芯,及其相关的钟摆人需要帮助。   上的座钟机芯背面,一会看到一个水平后,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。 您可能要购买的祖父时钟部件自己,而如果你是某事的时钟专家,或者您可能希望在专家的祖父时钟技师地方给你打电话,我们只会建议。

你爷爷的时钟也有一个钟摆领导(一般约5-8英寸长)。   到悬架弹簧摆领导挂钩和座钟的钟摆挂在它的底部。   还有一个杠杆,出来从大座钟机芯上方,成一定角度下,它要么通过,或前后摆的领导者。   这是推动钟摆。   如果这个特殊的杠杆无论是与结合或不与钟摆领导人接触,祖父时钟将不会运行。

拉下再次和拉的领导人回到正确的约1“,然后将其释放。   轻轻拉下从左移向右,停止每次看如果你有一个甚至击败。 一旦你有一个甚至击败,那么你就可以把你摆回到你的时钟,只要它是在拍 - 具有偶数左到右的声音 - 它应该正常工作。

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。   如果不是它是不是在拍,有节奏和同步“滴答滴答”,先轻轻停止钟摆。   再一个需要轻轻拉下摆拉至左少量,然后开始大座钟的钟摆,从左至右轻轻推它,并再次聆听顺利祖父时钟跳动。

我们始终欢迎大家提意见,以改善任何指示。 如果一个人不明确有关如何调整你的祖父的时钟,它始终是最好带上一个祖父时钟专家作出任何调整或修理。

Grandfather Clock Repair

祖父钟维修

DURFEE管编钟祖父钟

14年1月24日

沃尔特DURFEE管编钟祖父时钟是在把落地钟与管状钟钟声到美国的先驱。 下面是一个早期的广告不仅对这些惊人的沃尔特DURFEE管状报时落地钟的会谈,提到他们作为管编钟音乐厅钟,但它也显示了授权的经销商和代理商的专利系统,他们在地方。 你可以看到文本的沃尔特DURFEE广告,我们估计是从大约1900年,和实际的广告本身,也低于。 注提到了这些祖父时钟霍尔钟表广告。 此外,一般来说,祖母时钟情况下会太小,无法容纳管状自鸣钟机制。 大多数机械钟风铃管与5管玩西敏寺钟声只和9管玩三重钟声,通常包括圣米歇尔编钟和惠廷顿编钟。

有趣的是,今天的管状钟祖父时钟仍然提供,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作为其最昂贵的祖父时钟JH米勒二世管状报时落地钟型号611-031或611031,在一个限量版,并且只显示如下:

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

上面的时钟是在同一个惊人的限量版外壳,型号为611-030或611030也提供无管式风铃,仍然,和被称为JH米勒落地钟。 这两个时钟是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,以开放的情况下和管状风铃,并命名为霍华德米勒联络点挂钟型号622-779或622779,并如下图所示:

霍华德米勒联络点挂钟
原价:$ 11,575.00
特价:$ 8,102.50

赫姆勒钟提供了一些落地钟,同时也是管状报时落地钟,并包括以下型号:

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

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

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

赫姆勒工头核桃管式落地钟
原价:$ 11,397.00
出售:$ 7,408.0

赫姆勒Anstead核桃管式落地钟也可在樱桃和橡木型号
原价:$ 10,947.00
特价:$ 7,115.55

Kieninger落地钟也提供了一些高端的现代和传统的管状钟祖父时钟。 一个当代Kieninger钟管自鸣钟一个例子所示,与模型0126-02-01,而只是描绘如下:

Kieninger爱德华兹落地钟还自带一个黄铜,青铜现代时钟的情况下。
原价:$ 24,130.00
销售:$ 16,891.00

有些管状钟座钟型号是由斯莱祖父时钟和宝路华落地钟被提供了确切的祖父时钟。 另外,交货时间可能有所不同,新的管状钟座钟模型可以添加,有时停产。 它始终是一个好主意,致电1-800-4CLOCKS(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钟祖父时钟之一左右。 在这一刻,我们没有任何和Walter DURFEE古董管状钟祖父时钟或任何Herschede管编钟祖父时钟。 可随时更改。

钟表馆, 这是沃尔特·DURFEE管状报时落地钟的广告也呈现出授权代理。 图片的实际广告是远低于打倒正下方的文字:

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

你可以花的数量和得到你的钱更多的满足感比购买一个美丽的管状报时时钟? 管状编钟是像从远处教堂的钟声。 天气的变化不影响他们,因为基调是由钟产生的,并不依赖于一个共鸣板。

这些管状报时时钟由英皇制诰充分的保护,和购买者应该看到,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是受要么买方或卖方沉重的专利费。

与管钟钟表进口属于这一侵权,因为我们控制美国所有权利。

代理下面给出的列表不言这些时钟的卓越品质。 每个Agent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,新纽约,伍兹和Hosley,斯普林菲尔德。

斯波尔丁&CO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 和前往波士顿

雅。 Co. E.考德威尔&CO。“Bradstreet公司,瑟伯&CO。 明尼阿波利斯。

JC格罗根,匹兹堡弗兰克Herschede,辛辛那提。

赖特,凯&CO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。

WALTER H. DURFEE&CO普罗维登斯,罗得岛

Durfee Tubular Grandfather Clock

沃尔特DURFEE管状报时落地钟



赫姆勒钟历史

13年12月30日

赫姆勒钟北美

欢迎赫姆勒钟“历史。 赫姆勒钟建立各种,包括祖父钟,落地钟,周年钟表,奶奶钟表,挂钟,钟表地幔,布谷鸟钟和特种时钟,包括Telleriums和Astrolabiums美丽的时钟。 机械报时打钟芯,以及石英操作动作,仍是一个重点专科。

1977年,坐落在蓝岭山脉的山脚下风景秀丽的哈默黑森林钟表制造及推出其第一款
赫姆勒机械机芯在美国本土 它是如何的钟表产业的现代时代将要进行的开始。 赫姆勒提供许多现有的时钟的情况下商品制造商与它的追捧德国品质的机制。 许多赫姆勒钟客户在他们的情况下货物的组装收到我们的专业知识培训。 当然,在80年代初,赫姆勒钟被要求组装我们的活动转化为我们的客户案例,然后成为我们的生产线的主食。

2002年,我们打开了我们的大门向时钟零售行业与品牌赫姆勒钟,包括赫姆勒祖父时钟 ,组装在我们的工厂在阿默斯特,弗吉尼亚州,以及精选的德国赫姆勒做钟表。 经过6扩展到我们的工厂,赫姆勒继续我们的增长不仅是世界领先的时钟机制,但作为一种替代座钟,挂钟和壁炉架上的时钟源,以北美的零售商。

我们在设计,形式和功能的创新保持赫姆勒钟遥遥领先,其细致的质量改进使
赫姆勒北美首选的时钟源的产业。 赫姆勒黑森林钟表被更名为赫姆勒北美在2011年1月表示,下一步走向未来。 赫姆勒北美将成为所有真正的赫姆勒产品提供一站式服务,包括开展提供给贸易在世界上最大的赫姆勒和Urgos运动选择。 我们的钟表机芯,钟表配件,钟表配件及时钟分布于整个北美广阔的经销商网络。 找到赫姆勒钟,在北美,请联系:1-800-4CLOCKS.com(1-800-425-6257,分机1)。

赫姆勒钟史

1922年赫姆勒钟创始人弗兰兹赫姆勒先生创办的弗朗茨赫姆勒钟公司位于Gosheim在巴登​​符腾堡州的一个小镇位于德国南部黑森林地区。

在十年内赫姆勒钟被称为钟表机芯的钟表业最有效的制造商之一。 即使在20世纪上半带来了许多困难需要克服,包括工厂的第二次世界大战后的完整拆解,弗朗茨·哈默和他的儿子“奉献使他们能够蓬勃发展,而其他企业步履维艰。

弗朗茨赫姆勒去世于1953年,留下了现代和繁荣的运行他的儿子格布哈特,阿尔弗雷德,汉斯和海因里希赫姆勒。 随着巨大的毅力和能量,他们继续把公司打造成为全球领先的生产机械机芯和钟表。

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。 赫姆勒的总部在德国南部是现在已经是第三代,仍家庭拥有和经营。 赫姆勒员工超过200人,在德国和美国3个地点。 2010年10月,赫姆勒Gosheim是
更名为赫姆勒Uhrenmanufacktur有限公司和2011年1月,赫姆勒黑森林钟表更名本身作为赫姆勒北美。

弗朗茨赫姆勒钟在Gosheim在巴登​​符腾堡州德国

挂钟和曼特尔时钟常见问题

13年10月12日

为了对祖父时钟和挂钟和壁炉钟的用户和购物者在全球各地有帮助的。 我们在这里发布一些比较常见问题的地幔钟和挂钟的。 这些列表是由技术支持团队在霍华德米勒钟表编译,并可能适用于许多其他高端挂钟和壁炉钟品牌也是如此。

对于Keywound 曼特尔时钟和Keywound挂钟

以下是常见问题与“Keywound”“墙/曼特尔时钟清单”

如果我的机械时钟不会附和或打呢?
  1. 检查开/关控制杆未在“剔除”的位置或中间位置的罢工。
  2. 检查运动是不是在“夜关”的位置。
  3. 要确保所有的包装材料从运动区域中移除。 你应该能够小心地将每一个锤子退离杆约一英寸。
  4. 检查锤调整,以确保锤子与锣杆正确对齐。
  5. 对于重驱动时钟,做出一定的权重是在合适的位置。 的权重,你所面临的时钟适当位置标示每个重量的底部。
  6. 如果你的时钟是一个电缆驱动时钟和先前运行时,它有可能是电缆未卷绕的权重留在滑轮。 当发生这种情况时,电缆重叠在滚筒上。 检查鼓上的电缆,看看他们是否重叠。 如果是的话,请与您购买的钟表经销商或零售商。 纠正这个问题不在保修范围内。
如果我需要一个组成部分?
  1. 如果您购买的是新的,缺少的一部分,而不是在原来的纸箱,请与您购买的物品的位置。 这将是获得部件,他们可能有最快和最简单的方法,但未能提供。
  2. 如果你的时钟是新的,缺少的一部分,并在原来的纸箱,仔细检查包装材料。 在霍华德米勒,我们会非常谨慎,包括与每一个项目的所有部分。 如果你有信心,物品遗失,请联系客户服务部(616)-772-7277或去这个网站和细节,你需要的部分底部的问题部分。 有你的型号,序列号,以及可供销售收据您拨打电话之前。
  3. 如果你的时钟是不是新的,或部分损坏​​,部分是必需的,请联系客户服务部(616)-772-7277或去这个网站和细节,你需要的部分底部的问题部分。 有你的型号,序列号和信用卡可用您拨打电话之前。
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.

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Grandfather Clock Owners Manual

11.05.13

祖父时钟表盘,显示的时间是座钟运动,保持双手告诉时间,以及祖父钟钟声机制,并连接到该机制背后的驱动运作的权重和钟摆座钟 在做任何新的东西了座钟,是否移动了祖父的时钟,设置和启动它的第一次,或因任何时钟原因,排除故障,落地钟使用说明书或落地钟指令指南可以再去的地方关于如何把事情做对时钟信息。,无论是祖父时钟设置,维修,甚至更换时间为夏令时间。

Most all grandfather clocks from high-end makers like Howard Miller Clocks , Hermle Clocks, Kieninger Clocks, Ridgeway Clocks and others come with a reasonably extensive manual with the basic How Tos for the new owner or the not so new owner revisiting this Grandfather Clock Instruction Manual and thinking of it as the first line of offense and defense to both manage the grandfather clock optimally while maintaining it correctly, to what do do if something is not right or something is quite wrong with the operation of the grandfather clock.

Interestingly, Howard Miller Grandfather Clocks, which are considered certainly amongst the highest-end grandfather clocks, call all of their grandfather clocks floor clocks, and the Owners Manual even says Guide to Howard Miller Floor Clock Operation. 这可能是因为它并不祖母钟和钟表馆和tallcase时钟和longcase时钟分清,很多人都用这个词落地钟,但我们相信这是一个相对小众的市民,要少得多座钟购物和horologists的一致好评。

If you want to set some of the special features of your grandfather clock, like automatic night shutoff, or switch from the Westminster Chime to the Ave Maria Chime or reset the rotating moonphase Dial, the grandfather clocks instruction guide or owner's manual would be a good place to go. 同样地,谁收到了祖父的时钟,已经被使用,无论是从继承或遗产,或从一个朋友是谁动的礼物,或买了当地的旧货出售或古董店,第一步骤之一人新业主将是试图得到他或她时钟的使用说明书。 This is definitely one of our most frequently asked questions.

Howard Miller Grandfather Clocks Manual Cover

Howard Miller Grandfather Clock Instruction Manual

How Much Are Grandfather Clocks

10.28.13

Grandfather clock shoppers and seasoned grandfather clocks and grandmother clocks shoppers alike may be confused by the dizzying array of choices presented to them by Retailer and on the Internet alike. Prices for new grandfather clocks can range from $200 to over $20,000 dollars. Clearly, not only is there a broad array of choices within varying price points, but the differences between those price points and within the different ranges of prices. Clearly, the vast majority of shoppers are looking to get the greatest grandfather clock discount they can, sometimes putting greater emphasis on service and trust from dealing with a grandfather clock shop where the owners will clearly know what they are saying and can actually help if and when and issues come up after the consumer or business receives its grandfather clock. Grandfather clocks on sale can and reasonably should be one important consideration when making am important clock purchase, but other intangibles, such as knowledgeable salespeople and people who can truly give good answers to pointed questions about grandfather clocks, not to mention having a genuine warranty that is also worthwhile, but also knowing there will be a continuing clocks resources if and as needed.

In more recent years, there has been the challenge of very low quality grandfather clocks and grandmother clocks that are of inferior quality, yet in many cases were designed to look specifically like models of higher-end grandfather clocks, sometimes even “borrowing” the names of other models made by the best grandfather clock companies out there. Sadly, some of the sellers of these what can literally be termed as pieces of junk and sold by some of the biggest and best known names in big box retailing. Over the last year alone, we have received hundreds on inquiries looking for help from people who have purchased these grandfather clocks, and not only can they not return the clocks to these major retailers in most all cases (because the box has been opened and the items unpacked), but there is also frequently no contact information or telephone number of the maker or importer that will yield anything useful to these clock purchasers who have essentially thrown their money away. They do a Google Search of the model name, and because the names have frequently be the names of the high-end makers, they see our contact information in the search engine results. There is little we can do to help them, except suggesting they insist the retailer take back the junk in these cases.

So who are the best retailers, and which are the grandfather clock makers one should consider, even when not knowing how much one wants to spend. One piece of good news is that all the well-respected and good-excellent quality makers have price points to match any budget for someone who is serious about investing in a good quality grandfather clock that might one day be considered an heirloom by family members. Aside from the importance of the sound and quality of the grandfather clock chimes, the features such as chime-silence option and automatic nighttime shut-off, the bells and whistles such as a rotating moon-phase dial or an illuminated cabinet or lit grandfather clock dial, one should also consider an heirloom grandfather clock as an important piece of furniture that can be loved and admired and cherished for many generations.

Generally speaking, if one knows little about grandfather clocks, looking to the most well known brands with the best reputations for overall grandfather clock quality and workmanship would be a good way to start. These would include brands like Howard Miller Grandfather Clocks, Hermle Grandfather Clocks, the Ridgeway Grandfather Clock Collection, Kieninger Grandfather Clocks and some few others. There are also good brand names out there that no longer make grandfather clocks, but one may come across them, including 1-800-4CLOCKS' Museum Grandfather Clocks, Sligh Grandfather Clocks, Seth Thomas Grandfather Clocks and Bulova Grandfather Clocks.

The grandfather clock case will be one major component of the cost, based on the wood or sometimes metalwork involved and how much there is, its quality, and to what extent there are special elements like carvings or inlay.

The grandfather clock or grandmother clock movement is also critical, including whether it is cable-driven, chain-driven, tubular chime, spring-driven or quartz-driven. This is a subject we have written about extensively in our clocks blogs, and we are also always available to discuss purchase options with serious grandfather clock shoppers, even if they are in their earlier stages of learning and shopping. Which and how many grandfather clock chimes is another variable, and assuming they are on of the high-end mechanical movement makers, which nowadays includes mostly all Hermle Clocks and Kieninger Clocks grandfather clock movements. The chime is another element, with most of the basic clocks having one or more of Westminster Chimes, Whittington Chime, St Michaels Chime, Ode to Joy grandfather clock chime, bim bam chime, and the Ave Maria grandfather clocks chime.

Special features like rotating moon face dials, automatic nighttime shutoff, chime-silence option, illuminated dials, lit cabinets, and time capsules can all add to the desirability and price tag of any individual grandfather clock.

Perhaps one of the biggest takeaways, especially when purchasing a grandfather clock, is not to assume because 2 different clocks may look alike and each have the Westminster Chime, NEVER ASSUME they are comparable quality clocks in any way, whether they are brand new or vintage or even antique grandfather clocks. If not careful and armed with some grandfather clock knowledge and knowing where to get the answers to other questions, one might end up with a very expensive piece of junk.

How Much are Grandfather Clocks?

How Much are Grandfather Clocks?

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?

Vintage Timepieces Hidden Among Fast Cars in 'Rush'

10.23.13

Amid the screaming tires, jubilant fans and flaming cars in the car-racing film “Rush,” watch lovers might make out the vintage timepieces on actors' wrists.
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