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Bill Stoddard
Works at Bill's Clockworks
Attended Michigan Technological University
Lives in Flora, Indiana
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I just repaired this early Sessions black mantel clock (early for a Sessions becauseit has both the Welch and Sessions name on the label).
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A previous repair shop installed large, crude screw-in bushings, causing the clock not to work. I installed the proper bushings, polished the pivots and cleaned the parts, and now it works well.
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Great work Bill as always!!
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This Schatz cuckoo clock from the 1950s was almost completely disassembled when it arrived at my clock shop. All the pieces were present, so after cleaning, pivot polishing and bushing, it runs like new.
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This little tambour mantel clock is only 7 inches tall. The strike sound is amplified by a speaker cone connected to the chime rod block.
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Ithaca made grandfather clock around the 1920's using Gilbert movements. Here is one I repaired.
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I recently repaired a Revere electric chiming mantel clock from the 1940s. Inside the clock was a receipt for a new "B" rotor (the sealed gearbox part of the motor) from Indiana Jewelers' Supply in Indianapolis. A new rotor cost $6.50 plus 2% sales tax in 1971!

Now you can't buy good new "B" rotors. Old ones must be rebuilt.
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I always found these things to be a nightmare to work on. 
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This electric desk clock made in 1940 is a family heirloom, so my customer wanted it repaired. It needed cleaning, pivot polishing, and a few bushings.
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I enjoy repairing 400 day clocks and 1000 day clocks.
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I agree with you. In this case, the clock worked except for the split in the cannon pinion. The following post describes how I repaired it: http://clockinfo.com/posts/5981
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Occupation
Clock Repair and Sales
Skills
Clock repair and conservation, PHP programming, historical research, web site development, electronics design and repair.
Employment
  • Bill's Clockworks
    Clock Repair & Sales, 1991 - present
  • Truevision
    Sr. Design Engineer, 1987 - 1991
  • AT&T Electronic Photography and Imaging Center (EPICenter)
    Member of Technical Staff, 1986 - 1987
  • Bell Labs
    Member of Technical Staff, 1979 - 1986
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Currently
Flora, Indiana
Previously
East Lansing, MIchigan - Houghton, Michigan - Indianapolis - Lomax, Illinois
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(574) 967-4709, (888) 742-5625
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8 W Columbia Street Flora, IN 46929
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Introduction

My name is Bill Stoddard, and I like to repair clocks, document the history of Westclox and their clocks and watches, design web sites, and program in PHP. Professionally, I operate Bill’s Clockworks, where I repair American antique clocks and 400 day anniversary clocks; and sell new wall, mantle, chime, cuckoo and other types of clocks, and a few antique clocks.

My other joys include being with my family, bicycle riding, singing in church choir, and vintage hi-fi and LP records.

Education
  • Michigan Technological University
  • East Lansing High School
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Male
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Other names
William S. Stoddard, William Stoddard, William S. Stoddard IIII, William S. Stoddard IV
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Hermle 21135-N92114 "Sweet Briar" Chiming Mantel Clock
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Just taken of Westclox building at 5:35 pm today. The building is still on fire but under control. The front of the build is still there!!