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Model Number on Grandfather Clock

A tall wooden grandfather clock.I'm trying to find out a model number and possible manufacture date of my Emperor Grandfather clock. Inside, there is what appears to be a serial number of UW03078B. Is there a database to search for more info on this clock?

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My close friend and neighbor of many years gave this to my family as a gift when they moved out of the country and I want to learn more about the care and maintenance involved to restore it.

marking on back of grandfather clock.
 

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October 15, 20201 found this helpful
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I searched the web and I think your clock is a model 300M, from the early to mid 1970's. If you don't have the owner's manual for your clock, go to:
www.freemansgarage.com/.../Operation%20Manual%201975.pdf
It is a link to a manual that shows the movement parts and also has maintenance/trouble shooting info. Freemans Garage looks like a GREAT site full of information !!! Good luck.

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October 20, 20200 found this helpful
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Apparently Emperor Clock Company made several clocks that look almost identical (they may have only changed something inside the clock) but gave them different model numbers. I do not think your plate has a serial number but may contain the model number.

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If that is true then your model number would be #307 and this seems to be how the sellers are listing their clocks (most sellers do not show a model number because apparently model numbers were only found on the original paperwork and very few people will have this paper/certificate.

I think you will find your clock and all the other 'similar' clocks will all be considered to be in the 300 series.
Emperor Clock Company is still in business and would probably answer your questions; they may also have information available on DIY maintenance and parts.
emperorclock.com/.../about-us
emperorclock.com/.../contact-us

Example:
This is one of the very few sellers that posted a picture of their clock label and they are using the #300 from that label as the model number.

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www.ebay.com/.../264793908038?hash=item3da6f26346...

I see that you did not ask for value and it is great that you plan to keep your gift - it looks like you have a nice little niche and your gift can maybe be admired by everyone.

There are several grandfather clock forums online so if you have any problems I would suggest you join one or more so you can ask for help in the future. Members seem to love these clocks and all appear to want to help anyone having problems.
A seller on eBay has a DVD available on grandfather clock maintenance/repairs but it is on the expensive side so I would ask about it before paying out that much cash. I'm sure a member of one of these groups will be able to help with this.
www.ebay.com/.../130605171057?hash=item1e68acc171...

www.grandfather-clock-info.com/grandfather-clock-forum.html
mb.nawcc.org/.../
www.watchrepairtalk.com/.../

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October 15, 20201 found this helpful

The clock can have a model number located in several places. Here are the places that the model number is listed on grandfather clocks.

Check to see if there is a label on the back of your clock. I see you have found one label that only has the serial number and not the model number on it.

Look for a foil label on the inside of the front door of the clock. The foil label can also be found on the inside of the clock on one of the rails.

If you are not finding it in one of these places stand in front of the clock and locate the left access panel. Remove the panel and look behind the movement of the clock. You will need a flashlight to find the number there.

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October 16, 20200 found this helpful

This very lovely gift is in a range of prices. There are quite a few that prices this clock up into the $1000's. And there has been others that sell as low as $185 at auction bid.

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www.ebth.com/.../7297879-eperor-grandfather-clock - also a link to what others are offering on this gift. - mall.askjot.com/.../emperor-grandfather-clock

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October 16, 20200 found this helpful

This very lovely gift is in a range of prices. There are quite a few that prices this clock up into the $1000's. And there has been others that sell as low as $185 at auction bid. www.ebth.com/.../7297879-eperor-grandfather-clock - also a link to what others are offering on this gift. - www.etsy.com/search?q=emperor+grandfather+clock...

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June 19, 20210 found this helpful

I have the same clock it was built in 1974, I have books

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June 19, 20210 found this helpful

My model # is 189 and it was built in 1974

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