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Kieninger Clock Movement

About Kieninger Clock Company

Kieninger is the oldest existing manufacturer of mechanical movements for floor, wall and mantel clocks in the world.

The Kieninger movement excels with a high level of design and manufacturing quality. Numerous innovations and patents (16-rod chimes; second indication for pendulum lengths under 116 cm; automatic beat adjustment, night time shut-off systems for 1/2-hour and 1/4-hour movements; automatic chime sequencing; various manufacturing processes and components) are the measure for design quality.

Manufacturing quality shows in every Kieninger Clock Movement: All Kieninger Clock Movement plates are made of a special brass alloy which is hard and has a tensile strength of 53 kp/mm2. The holes for the journals are reamed and smoothed after lacquering and then receive an oil sink.

Each Kieninger Clock Movement has pinions which are made of high-quality steel or stainless steel. Fast turning pinions are hardened. All journals are roller burnished in a special process. Some movements feature bronze-bushings and/or jewels in critical positions. The gears in the Kieninger Clock Movement are made of a very tough and hard brass alloy with a tensile strength of 62 kp/mm2.

A high level of corrosion protection for all components is assured. Brass components are pickled and receive a coat of clear lacquer. Steel components are made from stainless steel or receive a galvanic nickel coating. Each Kieninger Clock Movement has a laser engraved serial number.

Why order a new Kieninger clock movement?

To repair an old Kieninger clock movement would cost the same, if not more, than a new movement.

The new Kieninger clock movement can ship the same day as the order, costs less money, and is easier to deal with than having the old movement cleaned and overhauled.

How to identify the Kieninger movement

The numbers on the brass back plate of the Kieninger clock movement is where we need to start with the identification, so we can determine the proper replacement.

The numbers and or letters will tell us the year it was produced, what letter movement series it is (this will also tell us the plate size) and then the CM length of the pendulum from the top of the movement down to the bottom of the pendulum rating nut threads.

How to order the Kieninger movement

With the numbers off of the back plate of the Kieninger mechanical clock movement, we can now figure out the correct replacement movement.

The new movement will fit into the clock case just as the old one did, using the same components such as the dial and pendulum. So lets say the movement's numbers are 81 K 116cm, the 81 is the year produced (1981) and the K is the movements series and plate size, and the 116 is the pendulum length, in centimeters, from the top of the movement all the down to the bottom of the rating nut.

When finding the correct new movement, we first only need to be concerned with the letter K. We use the chart, located below, and get to the K section (Such as KSU33) and then match up your movements attributes with the list. For instance, if your movement is stamped 81 K 116cm, and is triple chime and cable driven with 116cm stamped on the back, you would most likely need a KSU33 as long as the hand shaft length is correct.

If this decoding process is a bother or is confusing, just email the information off of the back plate of the clock movement to us with a picture to clockworks@clockworks.com, or call us at 800-381-7458 and we can help.

What happened to the old movement?

The movements clock oil becomes solidified with age and rather than a lubricant it turns to a sticky tar like substance that creates resistance in the gear train.

This solidified oil creates wear on the movements outer brass plates in the holes that the gear pivots ride inside of. The holes become oblong instead of round and pinches the pivots instead of letting them spin freely. With the solid oil and the pinched pivots, the clock stops functioning properly.

THREE WEIGHT CLOCKS

Movement # Chime Type Driven by CM length Handshaft Picture Price
H0001 Westminster Chain Driven 116cm 56mm Pic $799.00
HK002 Triple Chime Chain Driven 116cm 56mm Pic $849.00
HTU 06 9 Tube Triple Chime Cable Driven 116cm 56mm Pic 1999.00
KKU 26 Triple Chime Chain Driven 116cm 47mm $550.00
KS 58 Westminster Cable Driven 100cm 47mm $550.00
KSU 50 Triple Sequential Cable Driven 116cm 47mm Pic $699.00
KSU 51 Triple Sequential Cable Driven 93cm 47mm Pic $699.00
KSU 55 9 Bells Sold Separate Cable Driven 116cm 47mm Pic $550.00
KSU 67 Triple Carousel Cable Driven 116cm 47mm Pic $699.00
KSU 78 Triple Chime Cable Driven 116cm 47mm Pic $589.00
KSU 79 Triple Chime Cable Driven 100cm 47mm Pic $619.00
KSU 80 Triple Chime Cable Driven 93cm 47mm Pic $619.00
MS008 Westminster Cable Driven 116cm 47mm Pic $469.00
MS009 Westminster Cable Driven 93cm 47mm Pic $469.00
MSU 05 Triple Chime Cable Driven 93cm 47mm Pic $499.00
MSU 12 Concerto Cable Driven 116cm 47mm Pic $799.00
MSU 13 Triple Chime Cable Driven 116cm 47mm Pic $499.00
RK014 Westminster Chain Driven 80cm 36mm $649.00
RK023 Westminster Chain Driven 116cm 36mm $649.00
RK030 (=RK022) Westminster Chain Driven 93cm 36mm $649.00
RK032 Westminster Chain Driven 116cm 48mm $649.00
RK034(=RK029) Westminster Chain Driven 93cm 48mm $649.00
RU010 Triple Chime Chain Driven 116cm 36mm $699.00
RU012 Triple Chime Chain Driven 93cm 48mm $699.00
RU013 Triple Chime Chain Driven 116cm 48mm $699.00
RU027 Triple Chime Chain Driven 93cm 36mm $699.00
SKS18 Rear Westminster Chain Driven 116cm 36mm $349.00
SKS15 Side Westminster Chain Driven 116cm 36mm Pic $349.00
9-BELL SET ONLY $325.00

TWO WEIGHT CLOCKS

Movement # Chime Type Driven by CM length Handshaft Picture Price
PSO26 Gong Strike(one hammer) Cable Driven 65cm 32mm Pic $419.00
PSO27 Gong Strike(one hammer) Cable Driven 80cm 36mm Pic $419.00
PSO37 Gong Strike(one hammer) Cable Driven 80cm 32mm Pic $419.00
PSO38 Bim Bam(three hammer) Cable Driven 80cm 32mm Pic $419.00
PSO39 Bim Bam(three hammer) Cable Driven 65cm 32mm Pic $419.00
PSO40 Bim Bam(three hammer) Cable Driven 80cm 36mm Pic $419.00

ONE WEIGHT, TWO SPRING CLOCKS

Movement # Chime Type Driven by CM length Handshaft Picture Price
RWS13 Westminster Cable/Spring 65cm 32mm Pic $699.00
RWS23 Westminster Cable/Spring 80cm 32mm Pic $699.00
RWS25 Westminster Cable/Spring 116cm 48mm Pic $699.00
RWS31 Westminster Cable/Spring 116cm 48mm Pic $699.00

SPRING DRIVEN

Movement # Chime Type Driven by CM length Handshaft Picture Price
J0204-01* Triple Chime Spring Driven Balance 32mm $489.00
J0218-04* Triple Chime Spring Driven Balance 36mm $489.00
J0219* Triple Chime Spring Driven Bal Back Wind 36mm $489.00
J1204* Triple Chime Spring Driven 43cm 32mm $489.00
J1208* Triple Chime Spring Driven 54cm 32mm $489.00
J1212* Triple Chime Spring Driven 35cm 36mm $489.00
J1213* Triple Chime Spring Driven 65cm 32mm $489.00
J1216* Triple Chime Spring Driven 48cm 48mm $489.00
J1218* Triple Chime Spring Driven 43cm 48mm $489.00
AEL12**(AEL01+02) Westminster Spring Driven Balance 32mm Pic $299.00
APL 03 Westminster Spring Driven 35cm 28mm Pic $279.00
APL 04 Westminster Spring Driven 43cm 36mm Pic $279.00
SEW01 Triple Chime Spring Driven Balance 32mm Pic $349.00
SEW03 Triple Chime Spring Driven Balance 36mm Pic $349.00
SPS-02 Westminster Spring Driven 54cm 36mm $279.00
RWU-03 (No Bells) 9-Bell Top Spring Driven 15cm 36mm $1299.00
BELL SET $325.00

*J series Movement Note

The J series movements can be problematic. If you order the J series please be advised that you may have to wind the movement two times in a 8 day period rather than once. Also there is a plastic cover over the platform balance versions, this plastic is always cracked by the time it gets to the customer and is common to remove this cover all together. Just consider it a protective cover for the balance during the shipping process and discard it. The plastic cover is not considered a warranty item as its only to protect the balance during shipping as stated.

**Kieninger AEL12

The new Kieninger AEL12 movement replaces the AEL01 and AEL02. It's platform is redesigned with a material that is 10 times harder than the original plastic used. This is the 8 day Westminster chime platform balance movement that Howard Miller has been using since 1995. Many are replacing the balance platforms on the older units. We are offering a new movement with the redesigned platform because the new balances are not yet available separate from the movement. In addition, we offer a 3 year warranty on the movement, a 5 year warranty on the balance, and should the balance ever fail beyond the 5 year period, the opportunity to purchase the replacement balance. You will also be very pleased with the timekeeping with a rate of 18,00 bph. It now has removable winding arbors, bushings in the second wheels, and double clicks for safety.The movement also now has removable winding arbors as well as the double clock safety winding system. Note that it also interchanges with the Hermle 340-020 unit.