I need help with my Emperor Grandfather Clock
by Leona Doran
I inherited my mothers Emperor grandfather clock. Not having the foggiest idea what we were doing, my husband and my sisters husband took the weights and pendulum out of it and laid it on its back on a blanket and transported it via pick-up truck from California to Phoenix.
We put it back together and it does not work. The swing of the pendulum is very short, and stops after a while. We called a repairman who said that Emperer clocks do not last much longer than 30 years as the gear where the timer is set has some kind of notch in it that wears out. He said that it will cost $1,800.00 to repair.
Do these clocks wear out that fast, and does it cost that much to repair them? I don't know if my mother paid $1,800.00 for the clock when it was new. My mother loved this clock and I would like it to work.