ricardopalamino

Howard Miller Triple Chime

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Aloha All , 

I'm not really a collector of clocks or pocket watches , although I have a few of each I picked up in my searches down different avenues . 

I managed to pick up this Howard Miller Triple Chime Mantle clock at the swap meet for $65 with intentions to resell it on craigslist or ebay . I think the model is called ,"Bellingham" .

This particular clock has triple chimes that can be selected with a lever behind the dial glass and it can also be silenced with the same lever .  It has 8 hammers and what ever you call the things that the hammer strikes . What struck me is the beautiful tone of the chimes . The chimes that can be selected are called Whitt. , St. Michael's , and Westminster ,...I think . Please correct if I'm in error on these chime names .  Anyway , I am partial to the St . Michaels chime ,...very nice , melodic , and mellow .

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Thanks , 

Louis

 

 

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Thats a beautiful clock, I wish to invest in a nice mechanical clock, my first clock was a bit of a let down, but it was cheap, so no loss.

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Thats a nice clock.It looks like it has a newish case & dial. I would also say it is what is called a Napoleon hat style case and the movement has a floating balance which has the advantage of not needing to be exactly level for it to work efficiently.

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The hammers hit what is called gongs. What you have is an 8 day floating balance underslung Westminster Whittington St Michaels chime. The style of hands are called Serpentine and the case is a style called napoleon.

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Thanks for all the great Info fellows .

Clockboy ,  I may be mistaken , but I don't think the clock is that old . In my little bit of research I think I found an approx . date of manufacture and I seem to remember I was surprised that it was older then I thought it might be . 

Oldhippy , you are , as always , a plethora of information .  I'm glad you chimed in .....Yuk Yuk..

Howzit vinn3 , ....what's a "tamborie" ?

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I would say its from the 1980's and upwards.

Its made of a combination including brass which is by old standards soft, the steel is also very poor.

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The movement is a Franz Hermle 1050-020 rebadged for Howard Miller it is as already stated very modern. Franz hermle movements are date coded they use to have up until 1988 a two digit number representing the year 85, 1985 86, 1986 and so on, they then changed to a date letter starting off with A, in 1988 B, 1989, C, 1990 and so on. Look just above the Howard Miller stamp and see if there is a date letter that should give you the year of manufacture.

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6 hours ago, oldhippy said:

I would say its from the 1980's and upwards.

Its made of a combination including brass which is by old standards soft, the steel is also very poor.

 

Okay , now I see why it sounds so good . Nothing to hold it back .B)

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