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QUESTION: We inherited this clock and can't find a key to wind it.  The key to our Gilbert mantle clock winds it, so we did get it wound.  How would we go about finding a key for the Ansonia?

Also, it chimes the half hour at about 5 til the hour and it chimes the hour about 25 after.  It has a lovely, soft chime.

You have answered questions for me about our Gilbert clock in the past and it is doing great.  The problem we have, is that we are moving and taking the Gilbert clock with us and the iron Ansonia Egypt clock will stay with our daughter and son-in-law....with no key.  Any help will be appreciated.

Thank you so much.

Jan Settles

ANSWER: key:

I would live with the 5 min off - big internal deal for a pro to get inside and alter it

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QUESTION: Thank you for the info about where to order a key.  Doing that today.

But, is there any way we can set the clock ourselves?  The minute hand doesn't chime on the 6 it chimes one time on the 11.  And the hour always strikes the correct hour but it strikes on the 5 instead whatever the actual hour is.

Thank you for any further help you can give us.


while it is striking the hour at #5 move the hand clockwise to five minutes after the hour

it will then complete the hour where it should. move the hour hand to point to the the mumber it struck

stop it till the correct time arrives or work the minute hand around clockwise (stopping at the hour and half for the bongs to finish) till you finally get to the current time

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