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I AQUIRED THIS FROM MY FATHER IN LAW'S ATTIC IN OHIO AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS A ANTIQUE CLOCK BUT AFTER GETTING IT IN THE LIGHT WE NOTICED IT WAS A BATTERY CLOCK ....
I WOULD LIKE TO REPLACE THE MOVEMENT BUT CANT FIND A REPLACEMENT MOVEMENT THE BATTER COMPARTMENT LOOKS LIKE IT GO HOT OR SOMETHING I AM NOT SURE BUT NOTHING WORKS MY WIFE SAYS HER DAD WORKED ON IT AT ONE TIME CAN YOU HELP ME FIND A MOVEMENT FOR THIS CLOCK I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP IT AS ORIGIONAL AS POSSIBLE
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Ronny, I have researched your movement and have found one type very similar.  The chime rods are in a different position but should work.

The first company is Klockit.  They can be found by Googling klockit and enter 12228 in their search field.  That will show you a page with three versions, the difference being the pendulum bob diameter.  Each movement comes with a pendulum and free set of hands of your choosing.  They list for $89.99.  

Another is found at Timesavers, which you can also Google.  Their movement number is 18400 and lists for $80.00. It does not come with hands or a pendulum.

In choosing the movement you need to consider the overall dimensions of the movement and the handshaft length to insure it will work with the dial thickness.  Also the inside dimension of the case would have to be more than the stated swing of the pendulum. This is the reason for the three models at Klockit.  Regarding the Timesavers movement, you will have to make sure the original hands and pendulum will fit on the movement. I would suggest discussing this with the Timesavers people.  Unless you can confirm the matching, it might be best to go with the Klockit unit.

I hope this helps and if you run into any other questions, get back with me.

John Newman
Vintage Emperor Clock Consultant
THE VILLAGE CLOCKSMITH
Old Prattvillage
Prattville, Alabama  

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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.

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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

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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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