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Bill’s Clockworks repairs electric Seth Thomas clocks made from the 1930's through the 1960's. We give a one year warranty on electric clock repair.
These prices apply to repair of the movement. Any case work will be extra.
The motor in a chime clock is quite often good. The usual reason that these clocks stop running is that there is wear in the bearings caused by many years of use. This wear, along with dried up oil, causes so much friction that the motor cannot turn.
Above: Example of a Seth Thomas electric clock with Westminster chime. This clock was made in 1949. See my blog post, Seth Thomas Electric Chiming Mantel Clock – Simsbury-1 E for more about this clock. This clock chimes every quarter hour on four of the chime rods, and strikes the hour on the longest chime rod.
Above: an example of a Seth Thomas electric alarm clock. This is the Cathay model, made in 1955. See my blog post, Seth Thomas "Cathay 3″ Electric Alarm Clock for more about this clock.
Before packing the clock, put padding around the hammers, gong or chime rods inside the clock to immobilize them. Wrap the entire clock in several layers of bubble wrap. Use a box that gives 2 - 3 inches space around the wrapped clock on ALL sides. Put a 2 - 3 inch layer of foam packing peanuts in the bottom of the box. Put in the clock, and fill the space firmly with peanuts. There should be a slight pressure when closing the box to keep the clock from moving around.