Design Toscano The The Templeton Regulator Steampunk Decor Wall Clock

Design Toscano The The Templeton Regulator Steampunk Decor Wall Clock
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THE TEMPLETON REGULATOR is a open heart design wall clock that adds old world charm to any gothic decor.. CLASSIC TIMEPIECE introduced in the 16th century dramatically improved accuracy in measuring time with the addition of the pendulum to the weight-driven movement.. ROMAN NUMERAL ENGRAVED BRASS FACE highlights the open heart design that exposes a 7-day brass movement. Antiqued brass top bell strikes the hour and pendulum swings as weight lowers.. KEEP TIME THAT NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE and fits on walls that wouldn t have space for a full-sized grandfather clock. The Regulator s at home anywhere, from traditional to Steampunk decor . Our collectible Renaissance skeleton design measures 5.5 Wx3.5 Dx26 H and weighs 7 lbs.

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A classic timepiece that adds old world charm to any d cor.

Since ancient times, humans have worked to devise various ways by which to keep time. From water clocks to Medieval mechanical clocks to today s more common quartz and electric timepieces, improvements in design have continuously moved us closer to our goal of perfection, but none since the development of the pendulum clock have surpassed its refined combination of beauty and function.

Introduced in the late 16th century, the Regulator dramatically improved accuracy in measuring time with the addition of the pendulum to the weight-driven movement. The open heart design exposes the 7-day brass movement the antiqued brass face is engraved with large roman numerals artistically spaced by royal fleur-de-lis detailing. The antiqued brass bell on top strikes the hour, and the pendulum swings rhythmically as the weight lowers.

When the first successful pendulum clock was invented in 1656 by a Dutch astronomer, the simple elegance of small gears and weights working together with the laws of gravity spurred an interest that lives on even today, despite modern advancements in accurate timekeeping. After all, even commercially available atomic clocks, which are the most precise available, are still subject to slight variations due to uncontrollable environmental factors, so you truly stand to gain the most when you opt instead for the sophisticated allure of an antique replica mechanical clock.

We wish you many years of enjoyment with your clock and hope to help preserve the beauty and functionality of your investment with these simple steps for hanging, winding, regulating, and cleaning your Templeton Regulator Wall Clock.

Remember, your Templeton Regulator Wall Clock is a replica of an antique instrument, as opposed to a modern-day precision timepiece.

– Hanging For proper operation, hang your clock on an interior wall away from any heating or cooling vents. Make sure that the wall is exactly vertical and that nothing will obstruct the side-to-side motion of the pendulum or the up and down motion of the chain and weight. Properly install a mounting screw not provided in wall at desired height. Attach your clock to the mounting screw using the keyhole slot on its backside. Adjust clock to ensure that it sits level and is flush against the wall.

Check to make sure that the pendulum bob is properly aligned with the pendulum stem not twisted before starting clock with a gentle side-to-side push of the pendulum.

– Winding pulling up the weight Hold the clock steady with one hand with your other hand, pull down on the free end of the chain, gently drawing the weight on the other end up to the bottom of the clock.

– Regulating the timekeeping too fast or too slow Once your clock is hung where you want it, take some time to get to know its personality . Every clock is a little different, as is every home in which it is installed, so a little patience is required to find the balance necessary to keep the pendulum swinging regularly.

At the bottom of the pendulum rod is a round brass weight, called the bob . The nut located below the bob is used to adjust the timekeeping ability of your clock. If you push the bob up, your clock will run faster if you let it down, the clock will run slower. Start by setting the time to an accurate electric or quartz timepiece.

Check the pendulum clock s time 24 hours later if the clock runs fast, turn the nut to the left a small amount to lower the bob and slow the clock. If it runs slow, turn the nut to the right a small amount to raise the bob and speed up the clock. Move the minute hand clockwise when it is wrong by more than several minutes.

– Making Adjustments Remember, when you regulate the pendulum of your clock, you are attempting to achieve the best timekeeping possible from a mechanical clock. Because the movement is based on gravity and not batteries, you will still need to push the minute hand forward or backward periodically to maintain the correct time. Environmental factors such as humidity, physically moving the clock, dust collection and air flow can all have an effect on the timekeeping of your clock.

– Cleaning and Lubricating Eventually, the oil lubricating the moving parts in your clock will start to dry up. This is especially true for skeleton-style clocks such as the Templeton Regulator because there is no casement to protect the movement from its environment, especially dust. Oil your clock every two years or so to avoid unnecessary damage.

At Design Toscano, the country s premier source for historical replicas, we pride ourselves on attention to detail by traveling directly to the source. Over 90 of our offerings are exclusive to the Design Toscano brand, allowing us to present distinctive decorative items unavailable elsewhere. Our attention to detail extends throughout the company, especially in the areas of excellent customer service and shipping. Design Toscano offers specialty home and garden d cor, reproduction furniture and accessories, indoor and outdoor statuary, and one-of-a-kind home and garden accents. For more than 25 years, Design Toscano has introduced exclusive sculptures, furniture, statues, wall art, and decorative furnishings to passionate consumers eager to surround themselves with unique and extraordinary objects. We have over 6,000 items available so you can expect the unexpected
Introduced in the late 16th century, the Regulator dramatically improved accuracy in measuring time with the addition of the pendulum to the weight-driven movement. The open heart design exposes the 7-day brass movement the antiqued brass face is engraved with large roman numerals artistically spaced by royal fleur-de-lis detailing. The antiqued brass bell on top strikes the hour, and the pendulum swings rhythmically as the weight lowers. 5and 1 2 Wx3and 1 2 Dx26 H. 7 lbs.

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Xavier: A Timeless Timepiece.

As a Senior at my high school I find my friends mesmerized by this, now having owned this clock for about six years, I thought that it would be about time to review this great timepiece. It has a sound that kinda reminds me of the sound a clock from the 1800 s, the ticking that is. The bell on the hour is always two minuets after the hour and I find it to be of a firm sound and not too sharp of flat of a tone, on a more informative part I have hung mine at about 6 6 from the floor of my bedroom and it will last about a week and a half and I have it hanging on a wall stud with a 1 1 8 wood screw and I can say that that thing will take out the wall first. Also the oil that I use on it is the same type that I use on my typewriters. Now the only thing that I find some what concerning about this clock is that some times the chain will twist on the gear it goes over and will drop the weight by about a link, it makes it sound like it might fall off, however it will only do this about once or twice a month, so I am not worried about damage. I would recommend this to a friend any day.

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