Clock movements


Where can I read about clock movements for a grandfather clock I would like to build? What are the good, better, best brands? What features should I look for, I.E. cable drive, chain drive? Where is the best place to buy a movement from? I know you can spend a lot of money on just the movement. I don't know yet what I want to spend but I don't have unlimited resources.
Andy Arhelger
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On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 15:00:59 -0500, Andy Arhelger

If I really wanted it to keep time I would put a quartz clock in it and put a phony pendulum mechanism in there.
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

Both of which are sold by Klockit and others, for just that purpose.
Some places to look:
http://www.emperorclock.com http://www.colonialtimes.com http://www.murrayclock.com http://www.timesavers.cam http://www.merritts.com http://www.slarose.com http://www.clockworks.com http://www.rswww.com
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Klockit is the one I remember. They're all pricey. Don't think there's any less than 300, and you can go way past a thousand. Googling on klockit should put it at the top of the page.
You can also google the rec for grandfather movements and come up with a list.
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wrote:

Old '50s or '60s books on clock _repair_ for the amateur. They explain the different mechanisms, and how quality/price can be varied by construction techniques. With a little of that knowledge, a lot of the commercial products become a lot clearer.
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