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I have a 9 tube Jacques Hall Clock that had all the tubes removed and the sequence of the tubes was never written down. The tubes were reinstalled using the longest to shortest tubes from left to right when facing the clock. When the chimes play the proper tones/notes are not correct.

Can you please provide the correct tube sequencing for the 9 tubes of the Jacques Hall Clock?

Thanking you in advance,

Tom

Answer
The fact that your clock uses 9 tubes makes me suspect it plays a Whittington chime. If it does it will have 8 hammers operating the chime. The 9th tube will be used for the strike function, possibly one or more of the chime tubes will also be struck for the hour strike function.

For esthetic purposes they probably have the longest tube in the center and hang progressively shorter tubes toward the outside. Once I know if this is a Westminster or Whittington I can give you a procedure for correctly installing the tubes. Unfortunately, I do not have a manual or instruction sheet for this clock so we will have to identify the note played by the various tubes and arrange them correctly.

At any rate, give me an idea as to how many hammers are used for the strike and how many are used for the chime functions.

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Expertise

I can not think of any questions I cannot answer in regard to repairing antique clocks or radios. However, I am sure there are a few I have not heard and may not be able to answer. If I cannot, I will say so. I have been repairing them since I was a young child.

Experience

My experience includes repairing CooKoo clocks, Westminsters, BimBam, almost all antique clocks. I do a bit of repair on battery clocks where the value is sufficient to warrant working on them. I also repair antique (tube type) radios - all makes.

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Indiana Historical Radio Society, Illinois Valley Antique Car Club, Military Vehicle Preservation Association

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BEE from Cleveland State University

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Four patents.

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Friends and family

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