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Do you have a diagram or a link to a diagram or photo of the pendulum assembly for this clock so I can determine why I can't seem to hang mine correctly? This clock has a suspension spring but nothing  connected to it so I'm thinking something is missing.  I can't see an obvious place to hang the pendulum from. Also, do you have any hints as to how I can date my clock?
Thanx, John

John, there should be a hanger (strap about 5" long) attached to the suspension spring.  Look in the bottom of the clock to see if the hanger might be there.  It connects with a vertical arm coming out of the top center of the movement.  The pendulum attaches to the hanger.  Many of the Daneker clocks used Maught movements.  I might be able to find a hanger for you if that in fact is what is missing.  It would help if you could send me a clear photo of the back of the movement along with any information found on the back of the movement. My email address is below.

John Newman
Old Prattvillage
Prattville, Alabama

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As I am not a certified appraiser I do not give values of clocks over the Internet. There is very little published information on what I consider to be the value of "modern production clocks". However, 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. As clock case model label numbers are difficult to relate to the movements, it is helpful if you can give me the information usually found on the movements themselves. Modern clock movements usually have the information on the back plate of the movement. I have been a clockmaker for about 40 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 in Prattville, Alabama.


One of my greatest accomplishments was traveling to China to assist a clock factory in building clocks to the standards which we required at Emperor. 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.

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

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

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

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

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