Copyright © 1995-2014 Michael P. Murray & Mike's Clock Clinic Mike's Clock Clinic Memberships: Clocksmiths & NAWCC 1600 Maryland Avenue Myrtle Point, OR 97458-1508 Phone: 541-559-1090 or 877-286-6762 (Toll free) E-mail address: Mike@revereclocks.com (Preferred contact method)
The following link is for Service charges for clock motors, clock rotors, and clock coils, both for service and for sale.
Index of Complete Electric Clock Service by Type: (Below)
Introduction to Telechron, G.E., Herschede and Revere Electric Clocks.
G.E., Herschede, & Revere chiming mantel & tall case electric clocks service charges.
Specifically Revere electric mantel & Grandfather electric clocks service charges.
Specifically Herschede electric mantel & Grandfather electric clocks service charges.
Specific Telechron (G.E., Herschede & Revere) rotor rebuilding.
How Old is your G.E., Herschede, or Revere chiming mantel clock or Tall Case chiming clock?
Rebuilding other Clock Motors, other Electric Clocks, and General Information.
Who Does the Work?
Telechron, G.E., Herschede and Revere Electric Clocks Introduction.You're just taken your electric clock to a local repair place and they state that these parts are no longer available and that they suggest a battery operated replacement. My advise is to RUN as fast as you can. They are correct in that these parts are no longer being manufactured, since about 1980. BUT I can rebuild any motor (actually called the rotor in this case) back to the original factory specifications. Telechron made "motors" for all of the brands mentioned and those motors are extremely reliable. But after 40, 50 or even 80 years, these motors begin to fail. The Telechron motor consists of three parts and those parts are the rotor (B-2, H-3, B-3 etc.), the field which are the "arms" that surround the rotor's end, and the coil (W-60, W-72, etc,), which slides onto the field and the electric wires are attached to the coil. Most times (about 80%) it is the rotor that fails. I rebuild your original or replacement rotor and I have every coil in stock. And these rotors and coils carry a 2-year warranty. Complete rotor rebuilding information is located at: http://www.revereclocks.com/rotor.html The important thing to remember is that I never do more than is needed and the clock always stays original, as sent to me, or I refuse the work and if the rotor was replaced with an aluminum replacement, you can always purchase an original rebuilt rotor that was installed at the time of manufacture. An original replacement will increase your costs and it varies by the rarity of the rotor. Return to Index
Specific rotor rebuilding.If you have the original rotor or a rotor that you'd like rebuilt, that is not a problem and the link below covers that. If you do not have the original rotor and want one rebuilt and installed, then the costs go up and the link below explains that as well. If you just want the rotor rebuilt, that's fine but it does not guarantee that it will solve the clock's problems. Most likely it will but I can't guarantee that fact. I still warranty the rotor but not the clock itself if we just deal with the rotor. I can test the rotor, and coil independently of the clock, so we can deal with that separately and I do work on rotors, and coils without the necessity of sending the entire clock. Complete rotor rebuilding information is located at: http://www.revereclocks.com/rotor.html You can see the rotor rebuilding procedure at the following link. Rotor Rebuilding Procedure
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How Old is Your Chiming Electric Clock?If you open or remove the back door on your Herschede, Revere, or G.E. chiming clock, you will see an embossed number. This number is usually located at the lower right on the movement (mechanism). Every once in a while the number is lower center. With this number you can look up the date of its manufacturer.
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My Warranty.Any work I perform or any part I replace carries a 2-year warranty. This includes the rotor, coil and mechanical overhaul on the movement.
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Rebuilding other Clock Motors, other Electric Clocks, and General Information.I can and do all types of electric clocks and their motors or rotors including movement overhauling. Complete motor and rotor rebuilding information is located at: http://www.telechron.us/rotor.html I NEVER do more than is necessary unless the customer insists. If you just want the rotor or motor rebuilt, that's fine but it does not guarantee that it will solve the clock's problems. Most likely it will but I can't guarantee that fact. I still warranty the rotor or motor but not the clock itself if we just deal with the rotor or motor. I can test the motor, rotor, and coil independently of the clock, so we can deal with that separately and I do work on motors, rotors, and coils without the necessity of sending the entire clock. The way I proceed, assuming the clock comes here, is first test the coil, then test the rotor. If any trouble lies in these areas, then I act accordingly and then test the clock for function. As stated earlier, this procedure solves the clock's problems about 80% of the time. If either one or both does not solve the problem then it's on to the overhaul. If it does not have a rotor, (this would be a clock other than a Telechron, Revere, Herschede or G.E.) then its first test the motor and if that's good then on to the overhaul. I realize this may all be confusing but I never do more than is needed and the clock always stays original, as sent to me, or I refuse the work. Parts either purchased or made by another will be an additional charge. My charge for shipping and handling is $30.00 if the whole clock come here. Included at that price is from $200 to $900 of UPS insurance depending on the age of the piece. All other parts will be extra. Most rebuilt original motors and rotors sell for between $100.00 and $150.00. Original coils are $100.00. For more rotor/motor information please see: http://www.telechron.us/rotor.html There's never any hidden extras to the prices quoted above. Once testing starts it is performed in two parts. The first test is the function test to ascertain whether or not my overhaul was satisfactory. Then the second test is the timing test which takes about a week and during this test period I use either the U.S. Postal Service to mail you a copy of the invoice or bill via E-mail and I expect payment in the form mentioned below. I shipped when both the payment and the testing period have been satisfied. Normally shipping takes place one week or so after I receive payment. I ONLY accept Pay Pal, money orders, certified checks, or company checks for payment, but repeat customers may use personal checks. Please be sure to double box the clock and insure it for at least $200. By double box I mean to pack the 1st and 2nd boxes as if you were going to ship each independent from the other one. I use a 24" x 9" x 9" as the first box and then use a 28" X 12" x 12" box for the second. The last box does fall within the total grit that UPS uses and keeps the shipping costs way down. Anything larger will fall into the oversized box catagory and double your shipping costs. My turn around time is about 2 to 3 months. Please remove and include the pendulum if the clock has one, most electrics do not have a pendulum so don't knock yourself out trying to find one. Old parts are returned by request only. Return to Index
Who Does the Work?It should be known that ALL work is done in house and by me personally. The exception is fabricating a new replacement part, which is very rare. Return to Index
Payments.Pay Pal is the only way I can accept credit cards and I can send you a Pay Pal invoice or you can use the E-mail address on my future correspondence to you for payment. Each individual page from this Web site will have a Pay Pal link for your convenience but not on this main page. If you are in the United States, then I prefer a check because I'll end up "giving" 3% to Pay Pal. If you are not in the U.S., then Pay Pal is the only way I accept payment. If you decide not to go ahead with the repair, then I return the clock via UPS and COD. The charge will be $50.00 labor, plus the COD charge ($5.00), plus my standard shipping and the insurance charges ($30.00). This total works out to be $85.00 for a clock returned unrepaired after my estimate. The COD is dropped if you are a previous customer of mine. I do not do any work, repair, or refinishing on the case. Return to Index
These are simply all the possibilities and I'd need to see the movement in order to make the best determination. Respectfully, Michael P. Murray Memberships Include: National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors An Internet private E-mailing list called Clocksmiths N.A.W.C.C. National 400-day Clock Chapter # 168 A service from, E-mail address: Mike@revereclocks.com Mike Murray Founder of Clocksmiths A specialist in Atmos and 400-day clock repair. Also, I overhaul most plug in electric clocks. In continuous service since 04/01/1982.
Mike's Clock Clinic Memberships: Clocksmiths & NAWCC 1600 Maryland Avenue Myrtle Point, OR 97458-1508 Phone: 541-559-1090 or 877-286-6762
I'd prefer all contact via E-mail but if you must call, please do so.
My main Web site is located at http://www.atmosman.com/ Main FTP site is located at http://home.earthlink.net/~atmosman/earthftp.html
Memberships: Clocksmiths & NAWCC N.A.W.C.C. International 400-day Clock Chapter # 168 Published in Chapter 168's "Torsion Times" Published in AWCI's "Horological Times" Formally AWCI's 400-day (Anniversary) clock Bench Course Instructor!
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