Tubular Bell Grandfather Clock Kit GFKIT4

September 19, 2018 11:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

$2,999.00

The Hermle 9 Tube Kit is the best sounding floor clock available. This clock movement kit comes complete with hands, crank, 9 tubes, weights and shells, pulleys, lyre pendulum and 11 x 15 1/2 phase of the moon dial The embossed Lyre pendulum comes complete with a 10 1/2 inch bob diameter that takes a 15 inch case width.

The Hermle 9 Tube Kit is the best sounding floor clock available.

Plays 4/4 Westminster, Whittington, or St. Michaels chimes sound each quarter hour and strike the full hour. It has an automatic beat adjustment, over wind protection, removable cable drums, second hand sweep.

  • Weight drop after 8 days is 63'
  • Full Weight Drop: 58'
  • Automatic night shut off for when your sleeping.
  • Exact second beat and automatic beat adjustment
  • Easy to mount system
  • Polished brass weight shells and pendulum bob
  • Black serpentine hands for a 10' time track dial
  • 61 inches from top of movement to bottom of longest chime tube
  • Moon dial measures 15 5/8'H x 11'W
  • Full 2-year factory warranty.
Components are installed in this order

1. Movement

Movement Description
Plays 4/4 Westminster, Whittington, or St. Michaels chimes sound each quarter hour and strike the full hour. It has an automatic beat adjustment, over wind protection, removable cable drums, second hand sweep. It comes factory oiled and ready for installation. It includes its cables, pulleys, mounting screws and washers, the leader, the suspension spring, hand nut and moon dial gear. It has two rectangle shaped outer plates made of brass with the puzzle of gearing between them, and then it has the 9 hammers on the back for the tubular bells.

Movement Installation
The movement will need a seat board to mount on. A seat board can consist of only two parallel board strips that are approximately 2 x 2 square. These two boards run along the bottom of the hood of the case, spaced about 1 inch apart. The front plate of the movement sits on one board while the back plate sits on the other. The cables and pulleys drop down between the boards to suspend the movement in the air where everything else will dangle from it. The movement is secured from underneath with the included two screws and rectangle washers. The washers are rectangle as it will clamp each seat board while the screw goes up to the movements bottom pillar post's threaded hole.

2. Moon Dial

Dial Description
Includes a standard sized 11 x 15 1/2 dial that can be used in a grandfather sized case. The silver and brass tone dial has raised numerals. It has a moving moon phase function that works with the included moon drive gear.

Dial Installation
1. The Moon Gear.
The first thing is to mount the moon gear to the movement. It will be a single loose gear with a big hole in the center, included with your shipment. Note this gear has a small set screw on the side of it, sometimes two of them. This gear will go over the post that the clocks hour hand will go, and then tightened via the set screw. It may take a couple of tries to get the height correct on this post. What it has to do is mesh with the gearing on the back of the clock dial only.

2. The Selector Switch.
Next find the small steel arm that is about 1 1/2 inches in length with a set screw. This will go on the arm coming out of the clock movements right hand side. That is to say, your right as you face the front of the clock movement there is an arm sticking out the movement. The selector arm gets put on by sliding over that larger arm and secured with the set screw. It may or may not already be mounted on the movement, but if it is not, it only needs to be able to come through the slot at 3 o'clock. This will enable the customer to change the chime to silent.

3. The Moon Dial.
Mounting the dial is easy as it has four posts on the back that lock into the movement. Do not touch the dial with your bare hands as you can discolor it. It is best to use gloves or a rag to handle it. Line up the clocks hand shaft to the hole in the center of the dial and then line up the posts with the holes in the movement. At this point the dial is on the clock but it's not secured. There are two ways to secure the dial, one style has locking arms on the back of the front plate of the movement that slide over the end of the dial post to lock it tight. This is if both the dial and the movement are made this way. The other way this is done, there maybe holes in the ends of the dial post feet where an included tapered pin will go through the hole after it's on the movement. Sometimes the dial will be made with the holes in the end of the posts, and sometimes it will just get locked into the movement with the arms.

3. Hour and Minute Hands
Hands Description Black Serpentine style hour and minute hands sized for the dial diameter.

4. Pendulum
Pendulum Description
The brass tone Lyre pendulum is 44 inches (114cm movement) or 34 inches (94cm movement) from tip to tip off of the clock. This lyre pendulum comes with a polished bob. 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.

5. Weights
Weights Description
The kit includes three polished brass tone weights that are 60mm in diameter. The weights are shipped complete with fillers already assembled. Please note, these are tricky to ship as upon shifting back and forth sometimes the end caps get slightly damaged or concave. If this is the situation just let us know and we will ship out new end caps free of charge.

Additional information

Weight 75 lbs

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