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Hello,

I inherited a JE Caldwell & CO, Philadelphia wooden mantle clock.
Somewhere on my travels, I lost the winder key.

The clock stands approximately 14 in x 10 in wide.

Any suggestions?

Thank you

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OK You will have to measure across the square arbor that the key fits onto. It won't be easy as the arbors seem to be below the level of the dial. Then find the correct size from the chart. You can buy keys on Ebay or go to timesavers.com which is where I get my keys. They also sell a 5 ended key of different sizes. If in doubt, slightly larger is better.  Measuring would be easier with the hands and dial off. If you want to do this, contact me again and I'll tell you how. Your key is probably size 4,5,6,or 7.  

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Barry W Macomber

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My experience is mostly with 19th century American clocks. I can answer repair questions and can identify most clocks of this period. I cannot answer questions about non-American clocks.

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Many years buying, selling, and collecting American clocks.

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