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My grandmother"s clock

Geraldine McCaughrean

My grandmother"s clock

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Published by Collins in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Time -- Juvenile fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Statementwritten by Geraldine McCaughrean ; illustrated by Stephen Lambert.
    GenreJuvenile fiction.
    ContributionsLambert, Stephen, 1964-
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[29] p. :
    Number of Pages29
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18845881M
    ISBN 100007106513

    Search this website Parts of a Grandfather Clock and an Explaination of Their Functions Stately and regal, a grandfather or pendulum clock can add to the ambiance and mystique of any room. Professionals call the process an "overhaul" because it requires the complete disassembly of the interconnected gears that make the clock run. An updated version of the toy which is completely made of plastic and with other activities like a clicking plastic mouse on the side has been manufactured by Fisher-Price since Many grandfather clocks also feature chimes that strike the hour, half hour or quarter hour.

    To repair this problem, slightly bend the hand away from the glass, but be careful not to bend it too much and allow it to touch the hour hand. Granny gives this lonely little girl the gift of love and friendship and teaches her to cope by giving her a fairytale world in the Land-of-Almost -Awake. The clock's interior cables must be stabilized, the chains secured and the weights and pendulum removed. Here are a few things you might want to try yourself prior to calling a clock repairman. If this is the case, then the suspension spring will need to be replaced and it is recommended that a qualified clock technician performs this job. Move the minute hand 15 minutes at a time until the grandfather clock chimes the hour.

    Step 6 — Check the Level Check the platform where the grandfather clock has been stationed. Without regular oiling your clock will end up requiring a major service, or possibly a new movement. I have to admit at timesI was not into the fairytale but once I got what the stories were really aboutI saw it in a different light. We will be more than happy to remove these scratches during our service call if you would like.


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Share it! Table or mantle clocks have smaller movements which also makes reaching all the oiling points more complicated. For example, in the Czech version, sung by the country band Taxmeni, the song continues with an additional, joyful strophe, narrating further events in the grandson's life: the birth of his son and the purchase of a new clock on the same day, to maintain the family tradition.

For the purpose of this article, we are simplifying the process. Photo by Eldon Lindsay Time for clock repair While newer clocks may be easy to replace or repair due to the availability of parts, older or antique clocks are often collector's items that hold special sentimental, historic or financial value.

Reinstall the nut that holds the minute hand in place. This curio floor clock is lightly distressed and features a graceful swan neck pediment with turned finial. First, you will need to remove the clock hood. If this is the case, slightly pull the second hand out just a pinch to allow it to turn freely 3.

Using a harsh formula or rough touch can remove the clock's finish and diminish its value. This floor clock offers arched pediment with delicate embossing. Step 1 — Weight Weights control the grandfather clock movements.

Don't forget to oil the weight pulleys and the front plate posts. Before sliding the hood forward secure the glass door to prevent it from opening while removing the hood. This is not true for the newer grandfather clocks.

Clock Repair

The hinged door, framed by simple but elegant columns. Restoration costs depend on the clock's origin, size and condition. The stainless steel needle is 3. The striking and chime sounds are achieved by a succession of hammers hitting rods of varying lengths.

Granny does all she can to help Elsa through a hard time. Typically all 3 weights will drop equally within an inch or so if the grandfather clock is operating correctly.

Grandfather clock chimes may occasionally strike at the wrong time. The tips below can help you fix the faulty movement of your grandfather clock.

The hood of most grandfather clocks is removed by sliding it forward. Many grandfather clocks also feature chimes that strike the hour, half hour or quarter hour. To have your grandfather clock or other antique clock successfully moved, contact a professional.

The author has cleverlyactually very creatively, woven their stories together and we learn that they have more in common than the same address.

For those who are somehow unaware, a grandfather clock is not to be considered to be a real and genuine in the true sense if it does not have a working chime. Once the movement is removed you will remove the clock hands.

If this is the case, then the suspension spring will need to be replaced and it is recommended that a qualified clock technician performs this job. The minute hand can be installed in one of 4 positions; however, only one position is correct.

But the classic craftsmanship and regal grandeur of a grandfather or pendulum clock is what will still make them sought-after even after so many centuries. Locking door for added security. Here are a few things you might want to try yourself prior to calling a clock repairman.

There is a very fragile part in a grandfather clock that the pendulum hangs on.Genuine English Grandmother Clocks for sale from trusted antique dealers.

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Compulsive clock-watchers may come away from this poetic disquisition with some truer ways of telling time. When a child suggests that the grandfather clock in her grandmother’s house needs fixing, Grandma explains that she has many other ways of measuring time: heartbeats, pages of a book, bathwater going cold, shadows under a tree.

This movement has the same plate size as the Grandfather clock movement HC3 but takes a shorter pendulum to fit a Grandmother size clock. A lever at the 3 o'clock position can change the rich tone of Westminster to two other melodies: Whittington and St.

Michaels.