Kieninger Clock Movement Identification
Kieninger Clock Movement Identification is done by the numbers off of the back plate of the movement itself. There are some markings stamped into the brass back plate of the clock movement. These numbers will let you get the price of a new clock movement therefore have the option for a new one. Most likely the clock movement is still in production and available brand new. A brand new unit is the best way to go for cost savings, speed of job completion, and the longevity of a functioning clock.To get the new clock movement price and what it includes, we start with the numbers. The numbers are also required to get components of the clock also. Components include pendulums, dials, hands, keys, cranks, chime blocks, mounting screws, weights, pulleys or chains.
What the numbers tell us
The numbers and or letters may or may not tell us the year it was produced. The letter indicates what the movement series is. The CM length of the pendulum from the top of the movement down to the bottom of the pendulum. This length is based on a 4 1/2 inch bob diameter, if the bob is bigger, the pendulum is longer. With this information we can supply a new movement or any of the previously mentioned components.
What the new unit will include
The new clock movement will include chains or cables, the pulleys if its cable driven, the leader and suspension spring. Basically this is everything that comes out with the two screws underneath less the dial and hands if it is a floor clock.
So lets say the movement's numbers are 81 K 116cm.
- 1981 =The first numbers 81 is the year made, only on older units. On new units, this number is not the year.
- K = The K is the movements series. This is the basic raw movement plate size and internal gear configuration.
- 116CM = The pendulum length, in centimeters, from the top of the movement all the down to the bottom of the rating nut, based on a smallest 4 1/2 inch bob diameter.
Above is stated 81 was the date, however this has changed in the later years. After a certain date that first number is no longer the date produced. So it may or may not be the date, but you can just ignore that first number when replacing the unit.
If this decoding process is confusing, just email the numbers or a picture to [email protected] Kieninger clock movement questions and ordering can be done by phone also 800-381-7458.