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Rick wrote at 2010-08-25 20:20:33
  I have a clock just like yours . The key on the left is for the chimes and it turns clockwise . The one on the right counter clockwise .(which is for the clock)


aks wrote at 2013-01-05 11:05:21
I have heard in clock maintainence that clocks that have not been used for many years could become like this.you see that the oil that was used years before become solid jelly-like and accumulates between gears and mechanisms this increases friction in every gear and eventually the clock stops.SO you just need cleaning and maintainance.


BILL wrote at 2014-03-25 21:40:01
I HAVE ONE OF THESE "LAVA" CLOCKS. GOT IT THROUGH MY CITGO CREDIT CARD IN THE EARLY 70'S. ITS RUN SINCE THEN WITH ONLY ONE CLEANING (DID IT MYSELF TODAY) STILL HAVE THE ORIGINAL INSTRUCTIONS. (THATS HOW I KNEW HOW TO TAKE OUT THE MOVEMENT) BLEW SOME COMPRESSED AIR ON IT AND ADDED ALITTLE OIL TO THE SHAFTS. RUNS GREAT


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As much as I would like to offer values of clocks, I am not a certified appraiser and will not venture into giving an unresearched guess. There is very little published information on what I consider to be the value of "modern production clocks". Considerations are what the clock originally sold for, the condition of the case and movement, and particularly the area in which you live, the demand and the economy. ALSO, WATCHES ARE NOT MY FIELD. However, I can advise the clock owner on proper maintenance of a clock to keep it running, small corrections and adjustments and how to move a clock without damaging it. I can also advise on obtaining parts for clocks. It helps if you can send any information on the clock movement which is usually found on the back plate of the movement. I have been a clockmaker for about 35 years and was plant engineer in the mid 90's and later operations and engineering consultant at Emperor Clock Company in Fairhope, Alabama. I now have my own clock shop.

Experience

One of my greatest accomplishments was traveling to China to assist a clock factory in building clocks to the standards which we required. With the proper specifications and quality control, some beautiful clock cases were built. The factory people from the wood carvers to the plant manager were very congenial, friendly and I left a lot of wonderful friends when I returned from my trips.

Organizations
NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) 30 years Prattville, Alabama Chamber of Commerce

Publications
Horological Times, a publication of the American Watch and Clockmakers Instute. Collaberated column author, with Photos and ideas for clock movement conversion article.

Education/Credentials
Associate of Science Mechanical Engineering Technology Emperor Introductory Clock Repair (Eventually taught a portion of the class after becoming employee)

Awards and Honors
Small Business of the Quarter (Prattville, Alabama) Leadership Class of 2009 (Autauga County, Alabama)

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