This lovely clock was brought in for a full service. The chimes were also out of sync and generally misbehaving.
On closer inspection I discovered a part had come loose which was causing the chimes to run on slightly, causing it to go out of sync.
There were also some broken pins on one of the wheels. These lift up the hammers on the quarter hours with a charming 'bing bong'. It had quite a few little niggles, which were ironed out by me!
A chiming mantle clock is a type of clock that is designed to sit on a mantle or shelf and chime to indicate the time. These clocks are typically made of wood, metal, or a combination of both, and are often quite ornate in design.
The clock mechanism is powered by either a mechanical or quartz movement. In a mechanical clock, the movement is powered by a spring, and the clock must be wound regularly to keep it running. In a quartz clock, the movement is powered by a battery.
The chiming mechanism in a mantle clock can vary depending on the specific design of the clock. Some clocks have a simple chime that strikes the hour, while others have more complex chimes that play a melody on the hour or at regular intervals throughout the day.
Mantle clocks are often considered to be decorative pieces as well as functional timepieces, and can be found in a variety of styles, from traditional to contemporary. They can make a beautiful addition to any home or office.