Here is the anatomy of a Grandfather Clock's Outer case. We thought it would be helpful for our customers to see the parts of a Grandfather clocks case to help identify each part. although many Clock Repair people will know what each section or piece of a Grandfather clock is called, We do not feel that it is so important to memorize each part of a Grandfather clock. however it is nice to know when we are trying to communicate with a customer about their Grandfather clock so that they understand what part we are talking about. Although the focus of our company is to repair, restore and rebuild Grandfather clocks, we mainly are talking about the repair, restoration and rebuilding of the movement. Most of the Grandfather clocks we get in for repairs at or shop just require repairs on the movement, occasionally, we do get a Grandfather clock that will require a total overhaul and restoration of both the movement as well as the Grandfather clock case as well. In this blog, however we will be mainly discussing the repairs on the movement. We wanted to show the anatomy of the Grandfather case, mainly due to the fact that in order to remove the Grandfather clocks movement, you will have to get into the case in order to remove the movement. Each manufacturers of Grandfather clocks had their own way of building each Grandfather clock and the installation of the movement varies as well as each Grandfather clock case will vary. Not only did each Grandfather clock company have their own way of building the Grandfather clock case, many times each model Grandfather clock was built differently and the movement was installed differently. So getting into each model and each manufacturer of a Grandfather clock to remove the movement was a little different.
Over the past 10 years I have taken many pictures of many different Grandfather clock cases as I removed the movements from them. I will post allot of the pictures in the future so that you will be able to see what you will have to do in order to remove the movement from the Grandfather clock case. Some of the older Grandfather clocks get really tricky when it comes to getting the movement out. We have come across a few homemade Grandfather clocks that the builder amused you will never have to take the movement out of the case and built the Grandfather clock case around the Grandfather clocks movement.
Clock Repair Service has been in business for over 10 years now. We service more Grandfather clocks than any other clock company in the state of Georgia. We have 2 Grandfather Clock Technicians that are on the road Monday - Friday repairing 2-3 Grandfather clocks per day, EACH.. That's allot of clocks in the past 10+ years. Our service area at this point is from Chattanooga, Tennessee down to Macon Georgia. The bulk of our Grandfather Clock repairs are however, in the Metro Atalanta area. We service Grandfather clocks ranging from 200+ years old to current models. We do service all brands of Grandfather Clocks and we are an Authorized Sales and Service center for both Howard Miller and Ridgeway clocks.