Take clock and key carefully out of carton.
Open the back door. Remove carefully all packaging material and securing devices such as rubber, foam, paper, etc. Please cut rubber band with a pair of scissors. Open front door and remove the plastic safety bushing (see picture 2). Save the packing in case the clock needs to be returned.
Please wind your clock fully every 7 days for optimum performance (the clock will actually run about 8 - 9 days on one winding). To wind the clock use the enclosed key. Turn key clockwise until it stops (about 3 1/2 turns on the left winder and about 4 1/2 turns on center and right winder. The center winder is for the timekeeping, the right winder is for the quarter-hour chime, and the left winder is for the hour strike.
Your clock chimes the Westminster melody every 15 minutes. The chime shut-off is located inside the back of the clock case at the right side of the movement (see photo 1) with a red plastic bushing.
Lever up = chime
Lever down = silent
Your clock chimes every 15 minutes according to your chosen melody as selected by the shift lever shown in picture 2. Never move the shift lever while the clock is chiming! The chime is off if you push the shift lever to the silent (top) position.
The minute hand (long hand) may be moved clockwise or counterclockwise to set the clock to the correct time. Never turn the hour (short) hand, it moves automatically. After two hours the chimes will be automatically synchronized.
To make the clock go slower or faster, turn the regulating screw that is shown in the upper right of picture 3.
To make clock go slower: turn screw clockwise.
To make clock go faster: turn screw counterclockwise
Picture 1 showing location of chime shutoff lever for Westminster chime models
Picture 2 showing location of safety bushing to remove when setting up clock, and location of chime shift lever on triple chime models
Picture 3 showing the regulator for adjusting the timekeeping. The screw at the very top right is turned with a screwdriver. Make only a small adjustment each time (about 1/16 of a turn).
Clockwise = slower
Counterclockwise = faster