"That is a lovely fixture! I have not seen one like it before, but the date of 1900-1910 sounds about right. A gas fixture that raises and lowers would require either a flexible, rubber gas line or some other method for keeping a telescoping rigid…"
"Yes, that sounds like the mainspring. If it is not actually broken, then the click or clickwheel has failed. That's the little part that keeps the mainspring wound up. It's called a ratchet and pawl in non-clock-speak.
Movements and cases…"
"Charles - Jeremy, Many thanks for your on-going advice which I am very grateful for.
The winding-spring in one of my cocks (well, at least I think that's what it's called) is like a coiled band of metal of say 1/2 inches wide which was…"
"Charles, there are no markings on the movement or the clock anywhere; however, the movement was designed and patented (June 5, 1934) by Max Knobel (1898-1982), a professor at MIT. It was used in many cases of the 1930s and 40's, often unmarked,…"
"Hi Jeremy, I love both your clocks! They are wonderful! Like lamps, clocks always appeal to me!
The only hint I can give you on your mystery clock, is that I'm certain it is in the Art Deco Era - 1920's - to early 40's, and also the…"
""Over-winding," if anything, is a symptom and not a cause. If a clock stops because of a fault, the first thing that's tried is to wind it. If it still doesn't go, it appears to be "over-wound," at least after it's…"
"Had not thought along those lines! Great idea Charles. One of my clocks in particular is/was a 'Westminster' chiming 1/4 repeater with pendulum. I remember it working as a child. I have other's too. Large marble Art Deco ones, most of…"
"That's a very good price. I wish they offered the same service here. I have a number of clocks that need servicing and yet the cost is too high. They push the prices up too if they know that the clock is valuable once it's repaired. "
"Jeremy - If you use the link that I provided above it will take you to my shop page which gives more information about this particular piece. The precise date of introduction/manufacture is unrecorded as far as I am aware, however the pattern is…"
"Thank you so much, Classy Glass, for the information! I certainly had no idea about the Heinrich Hoffman piece and will be investigating further. Do you know the dates this pattern was produced by the company?
I usually do my own clock…"
"Jeremy - Although your clock movement is Japanese, what you have there is a relatively scarce Bohemian glass clock by Heinrich Hoffman. Please see my photo as I have also have one of these. You can also read further information using…"
"It hasn't been serviced. I just looked at the movement. It is complete but has an escapement problem. I'm not sure how difficult it would be to repair it. Probably not very for someone who is good with these hairspring movements.…"