- Spring Driven
- 6 inch overall dial diameter
- Grid pendulum 12' tip to tip with R/A bob
- Bottom 5 rod chimeblock
- German made movement
- 2-year warranty
Westminster Spring Driven Kit
This quality German made spring driven clock movement will run 8 days on a single wind up. The movement has 5 hammers below that will play the progressive westminster melody on the quarter hours. The kit comes with the movement, chime block and rods, the dial, hands and a key. This is a complete clock with out the wood case!
Components are installed in this order
The chimeblock will mount to the bottom of the clock case by the included hardware. It has 5 premounted, pretuned chime rods and an overall length of about 7 1/2 inches through the block.
The bottom of the clock case will only need the two holes drilled to mount this. The bolts have a flat head screw driver slot on the ends, they go through the washer and install from the bottom of the case to the inside. The washers keep the bolts from going through the wood back and they thread right into the chimeblock. Sometimes it is good to have a spacer block mounted on the inside of the clock case where the chimeblock will mount. Keep in mind that the chime blocks positioning only has to be approximate as the movements hammers are meant to be bent into final position. What this means is it does not have to be dead on, just pretty close to where the movements hammers will be. It should be positioned so the tops of the hammer heads are about 1/8 or 1/2 inch down from the block that the chimerods come out of. The final adjustment will come later when you bend the hammer wires as to make the head about 1/8 away from the chime rod. This spacing between the head and the rod is so it will not thud or double hit. If you just do each hammer so it sounds good down the line, you will have a nice song at the end.
Plays 4/4 Westminster chimes sound each quarter hour and strike the full hour. It comes factory oiled and ready for installation. It includes the leader, the suspension spring, and the hand nut. It has two square shaped outer plates made of brass with the puzzle of gearing between them, and then it has the 5 hammers on the bottom for the westminster chime. This is an 8 day key wound movement with 100 mm plate width and height, the Hand shaft is 33.2 from the front plate and all the way out.
This is a front mount movement, however this can change very easily if your wanting a custom design. The mounts can go on the back of the movement instead, if the set up allows for the pendulum to still swing. The mounts are a dog ear shape with hole in them, you only need some small phillips head wood screws to install the movement. This movement is sold as a front mount intention, the case will need a 4 or 5 inch hole drilled in a wood front of the case. The movement screws to the back side of the board with the hole in it, and the dial gets mounted on the front of it.
This is a light weight metal dial with roman numerals. The width of the dial is 6 inch and has a 5 inch time track. The time track is the ring just outside the numerals. This white roman dial has a golt trim ring.
This movement is sold as a front mount intention, the case will need a 4 or 5 inch hole drilled in a wood front of the case. The movement screws to the back side of the board with the hole in it, and the dial gets mounted on the front of it.
4. Hour and Minute Hands
Black Serpentine style hour and minute hands sized for the dial diameter.
The hour hand has a round hole and is only a friction fit onto the post. It will be able to move forward or backward to adjust the time. The minute hand has a 2mm square hole in the rotatable mounting bushing. The minute hand is secured with the included minute hand nut. If the clock ends up chiming at other times than the quarters, do the following. Take the minute hand off of the clock, this is the longer of the two hands. With this minute hand off of the clock, turn it upside down, you will see it has a square hole where it attaches to the clock. Well this square hole is in a bushing that will rotate WITHIN the minute hand itself. So just use needle nose pliers to turn this bushing so the square in the bushing rotates. Then put the hand back on the clock and see if it is pointing to the correct place where it chimed. Then set to time.
Grid R and A style pendulum with a hook top. At the bottom of the pendulum is the rating assembly this is only a nut and threads that hold the pendulum bob on. It is called the rating nut and threads as it is used to adjust the time keeping of the clock. If you turn the nut at the bottom as to raise the pendulum bob a little, this will speed up time. Reverse for slowing of time.
Do not touch the pendulum with your bare hands as you can discolor it. It is best to use gloves or a rag to handle it. After the movement is in, its only a matter of hanging the pendulum on its leader. The term leader is that pendulum hanger on the back of the movement that swings back and forth. Be gentle with the pendulum and leader, no violent moves, just hang it on there and then stop the pendulum from wobbling around.