What are the three key holes on a mantle clock for?
The middle hole will wind the spring that powers the timekeeping function of the clock. The right hole, as you’re looking at the clock, powers the chimes of the clock. Finally, the left winding hole, as you’re looking at the clock, powers the hourly strikes of the clock.
How often does a mantle clock need to be wound?
every seven days
A fully wound clock can go eight to nine days before coming to a stop. We recommend winding a mantel clock every seven days, partially to be safe and partially because it’s easier to keep a weekly schedule. Wind the clock at approximately the same time of day each time.
What year did Seth Thomas stop making clocks?
In January of 2009 The Seth Thomas company closed and is no longer in operations. No parts or specific information is available to us to share. If you need parts for a Seth Thomas Clock, try Timesavers.com as they have many generic clock parts that might work for you.
How do you wind a clock with 3 winding points?
How to Wind a Pendulum Clock
- Locate the winding points on the clock face.
- Insert the key or crank into a winding point.
- Continue turning the key or crank until it won’t turn any further.
- Wind the other one or two winding points the same way if your clock chimes on the hour or quarter-hour.
How do you wind a 3 chime clock?
To wind the clock simply place the key, or crank, into the winding point and turn clockwise sixteen revolutions. When the clock is fully wound an internal mechanism will prevent you from winding any further.
How do you fix an overwound clock?
Fixing An Overwound Clock
- Clean The Clock. Sometimes cleaning your clock will get it working again.
- Lubricate The Mechanism. Like cars, all mechanical clocks need regular oiling.
- Replace The Springs.
- Find A Professional.