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I have the opportunity to buy a1984 Arthur Model 1161

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I have the opportunity to buy a1984 King Arthur Model 1161 (cable) for $100. I have several old mantle/steeple/torsion clocks and have a fair knowledge of how to keep them running. I was able to get the clock to run in the shop, but it would not chime. Chime silencer was not engaged, Chime lever was set to Westminster. Heaviest weight was on the right. It clicks at each quarter hour where but chimes or strike won't engage. If I buy this, is it likely I can make it chime or should I pass?
JA: I throw away my watch whenever it stops moving. Some people love fixing timepieces. Differences like that make the world go round I guess - maybe that's clockwork too. Is there anything else the Clock Technician should be aware of?
Customer: No.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Clock Repair
Expert:  Mike replied 7 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you. Yes it is definitely worth buying these models have a Hermle movement and have a value from good running condition $600.00 to excellent running condition $900.00. The problem when trying to run the clock manually and you hear a click like it wants to chime but doesn't it might be the trip lever cannot fall into a locked position because the lever is being lifted at one end while at the other end the lock is out of position to fall into the locking cam. The most frequent cause for this condition is a dislocated locking pin, either by being bent or the locking cam itself being out of position. To correct this problem it will be necessary to position the pin so that it can once more perform its function. Thanks Mike

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Expert:  Mike replied 7 months ago.

Hi, I was wondering if you need further assistance with your clock? Thanks Mike

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Expert:  Mike replied 6 months ago.

Hi, I was wondering if you need further assistance with your clock? Thanks Mike

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Expert:  Mike replied 6 months ago.

Hi, I was wondering if you need further assistance with your clock? Thanks Mike

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Expert:  Mike replied 6 months ago.

Hi, I was wondering if you need further assistance with your clock? Thanks Mike

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Expert:  Mike replied 6 months ago.

Hi, I was wondering if you need further assistance with your clock? Thanks Mike

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Expert:  Mike replied 6 months ago.

Hi, I was wondering if you need further assistance with your clock? Thanks Mike

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