How Does A Clock Chime?

Who does not carry the good memories of her grandparents, recalling the sounds, the smells, the furniture and all the other things that made up the visual of that place? Something that is common in this type of environment and, consequently, in our memories, is the impressive Clock chime and resonate your characteristic.

Learn more about this historical wonder in our post today and learn some important details about your maintenance!

What Is The Clock Chime?

The chime clock is a real masterpiece of high added value, taking your carefully thought out mechanics in addition to inform the time accurately and send a beautiful sound every hour or interval, which can be 15 or 30 minutes.

Invented by Christian Huygens and having your first construction undertaken by Salomon Coster in 1656, this historic piece was inspired by research with physical pendulums by Galileo Galilei, along with your son in the year 1600. At this time the precision in the markup of hours from the pendulum motion was already impressive, but the consolidation of the chime clock as a precise and functional object for homes, churches and other places, occurred in the 18th century, which eventually popularize him not only for your use, but also for the beauty of your building and your appreciated resonate.

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How Does It Work?

What determines the accuracy of theClock chime is the calibration of the weight of your pendulum, as well as of what we call “energy leak”, determined by the gears and pulleys are present in the construction of the piece.

What keeps the kinetic energy of motion of the pendulum for him to win the air resistance and keep in constant variation of exactly one second per cycle is the famous “rope” that, in your conduct extremely precise, holds the power of the movement, as well as the components that will make the clock issue your characteristic sound in a predetermined period.

How Do I Keep The Clock Chime Running Smoothly?

The Clock chime, for being an instrumentmoved to 100% mechanical energy, requires some care that only a specialized professional will be able to put into practice, such as the calibration of its components, for example. But it hit his hands, as well as “winding” is something very simple to do and you can do it whenever you need.

Usually, the clock chime is made to work for seven or eight days. In this way, do not forget to “winding” each week. This can be done by first identifying what model of the clock, which is generally regulated by a wrench, accessing the holes next to the numbers 6 3 (III) (IV) and 9 (IX) and by turning it clockwise (or counterclockwise, depending on the manufacturer).

In the case of watches, simply access them at the bottom of the display and pull each one until the weights are the closest possible from the top of the compartment.

Get things sorted is complicated.With the pendulum stopped, simply move the minute hand, and only he, always clockwise and set to the desired time. If the melodies and bells of clocks are connected, you must stop the minute hand of 3:00 pm 15 minutes. For example: 11:15, first part of the melody;11:30, second part of the melody;11:45, third part of the melody and 12 hours all the melody over the 12 strokes. Need to wait for the clock touch part of the melodies and full time all the melody and the number of hours. Only if the melody and the chimes are off, you can move the pointer directly.Important to note that you should never rotate the hour hand, but always the minute hand.

Remember that all these movements must be made of very smooth, without forcing anything.If you find resistance in any of the procedures or note that the clock was moving too quickly or slower after these operations, look for an expert watchmaker.

In the new chimes watches some of them come with the option ofautomatic shutdown night, this is the watch turns off your melody and ringing the 21:45 and back to play the 7:45. The clock keeps running, but quietly so as not to disturb his sleep.

Another thing about the cleaning of the wood clock, always use only a dry or lightly moistened cloth to clean the watch box, would never pass or oil furniture Polish peroba, because the wood used for the manufacture of watches are dry and do not support these products, thus smeared.

The lubrication of the engine varies around 10 to 15 years. In regions where there are problems with the salty air, the recommendation is that the procedure every 10 years each.

Another issue that should be remembered is the importance of keeping your watch always chime properly leveled. To do this, use a water level every time you need to move.

the Kukos has a network of technical assistance by Brazil that can help keep your clock run and well maintained.

Got any questions about how it works or on the maintenance of the clocks chime?Or even tell any experience or memory on this true work of art? So be sure to join the conversation in the comments!