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I have been playing around with the speed of my clock.  It was running too fast.  I adjusted the S & F on the front of the clock, moved the pendulum up and down.  I don't know what exactly I did since I have been monkeying around with it for quite awhile, but now it runs on time (or close enough to make me happy) but now it only chimes once no matter the hour.  It didn't use to.  Don't know if I want it running fast, but chiming correctly or running on time, but not chiming correctly!

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Hi Deb,
I think you are talking about the strike count, not the chimes. Chimes play music, strike counts the hour and usually once on the half hour.
Ansonia used two different designs of strike control and I don't know what one you have. The adjustments are most likely on the front of the movement. If you are interested in either taking the face off the clock or removing the entire clock movement from the case you can send me a photo and I will help you make the adjustment.
Michael

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Michael Radi

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Clock repair and clock parts questions.

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I have been professionally repairing clocks for 17 years. I owned and ran a clock shop for 6 years and I am the owner of the clock parts supply company; www.norkro.com

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National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors

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High school graduate, some college, graduate of Niles Bryant School of Piano Tuning and repair.

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I perform about 20 clock repairs per week.

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