REMOVAL OF PACKING MATERIAL We use foam, metal, and rubber band retainers during shipping. These must be removed or repositioned before the clock will run.
1. Rubber bands: Cut with scissors and remove. 2. Remove foam pad between hammers and chime rods, by lifting the hammers, and removing the foam. Be careful not to bend the hammers. 3. White plastic bushing: They are found in one of the three holes on the dial. Pull bushing straight out. Keep all packaging since it can be reused if clock is moved.
STEP NO. 2:
ADJUSTING CHIME HAMMERS The hammers were adjusted at the factory and should be in the proper location, If however, you find that they moved during shipping you
can readjust without difficulty. On clocks with chimes rods, the chime hammers are made of brass and can be easily bent without harm. Adjust them so that they do not interfere with each other when moving. The hammers should strike the chime rod squarely in the center and should
rest 3mm (1/8) away from the chime rods when not striking. (See fig. 1)
STEP NO. 3:
WINDING CLOCK Insert the winding key into each winding hole located on the dial so that it slips onto the square shaft inside. Turn key clockwise until spring becomes tight. Wind your clock fully once a week.
The key is located on a holder either mounted to the inside of the back door on the bottom of the clock or packaged with the pendulum.
HANGING THE PENDULUM Key wound mechanical movement:
The pendulum is packed separately inside the carton. Remove the pendulum from the packaging and carefully hang it on the bottom of the pendulum leader, which in turn hangs from the suspension spring (refer Fig. 3).
STEP NO. 5:
REGULATING YOUR CLOCK Mantel Clocks: All Clocks have been adjusted for accuracy before leaving the factory. Therefore, make no adjustment for the first 2 - 3 days. However, should the clock then need adjusting, turn the regulating screw with a small screwdriver according to the symbols. (refer Fig. 2).
If the clock runs too slow, turn to the plus sign (+). If it runs too fast, turn to the minus sign (-). A full turn of the spindle equals approximately one minute per day.
Wall Clocks: Timekeeping is regulated by the location of the bob on the pendulum stick. Change is made by moving the bob up or down. The location of your pendulum bob is changed by turning the nut at the bottom (refer Fig. 4). If your clock runs slow, turn the nut clockwise
to move the bob up. One complete 36O turn is equal to one minute per 24 hours.
Auto Beat: Carefully move pendulum all the way to the left until it touches the side of the case, then release. The pendulum may take up to 5 minutes to fully self adjust.
Dead Beat: Move the pendulum slightly to one or the other side of the case and release pendulum gently. You should hear an even ‘tic-toc”
sound. If this is not the case, gently push the hanger to the left or right (past the point where you can feel a definite resistance). Listen
carefully to the “tic-toc”. If it sounds uneven, repeat the procedure to the opposite direction until you are satisfied with the “tic-toc” sound.
STEP NO. 6:
CHIME SILENCE Many of our clocks come with a shut off lever to silence the chimes. Do not attempt to move this lever while the clock is chiming.
Doing so could damage the chime mechanism. The shut off lever can be accessed two ways. Some models have a lever located near the 9:00 position. Other models have a lever accessed through the back door (See Fig. 1 and 3).
The lever must be fully up for the clock to chime and fully down to silence the chimes. Other models have a lever located near the
3:00 position. The lever must be completely down for the clock to chime and fully up to silence the chimes.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your clock requires very little attention. There are a few things that you need and can do to increase its life.
1. Wind your clock every seven or eight days.
2. Wax and polish your clock cabinet as frequently as you do your other fine furniture. Any good non-silicon furniture polish or paste wax
will do. Dust often.
3. Clean the movement every five to ten years depending on climate conditions. Extremely arid or salty air, heat or cold may necessitate
more frequent servicing. Desert climate with high heat and low humidity causes oil to dry up. Salt air causes oil to break down. We do not recommend attempting to clean your movement yourself, instead call a reputable clock service center.
4. If your clock will not chime, did you...
Release the chrome hammer locking the lever as described in ‘Removing packaging material” section?
Remove all the protective packing from the gong rods?
Wind all movement posts fully?
If your clock will not run, did you...
Wind all movement posts fully?
Install the pendulum correctly?
Use extreme caution when cleaning glass. Whether your glass is plain or gold decorated, use a quality liquid non-ammonia glass cleaner.
Spray cleaner on the cloth and then wipe the glass. Never spray directly into the cabinet.