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this is a colonial s/n 7718561 and has  had the works changed. it now has HM451-053/94db in it. keeps correct time. But the chimes does not work. I suspect the chimes have been turned off But I cannot find any lever or way to turn them on. Also approx. how old is this clock?

lever on the right side of the movement as you face the clock- may have to get at it from the side or back--down is ON --it also changes the chime tune choice-

-Hermle date codes the movement- stamped in the brass bottom rear of the movement --"A" was 1988 B= 1998 etc

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