Mauthe Clock Movements Striking Gong Or Chime Making a "Tinny" Sound

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Mauthe Clock Movements Striking Gong Or Chime Making a "Tinny" Sound
I have always wondered why Mauthe clocks always sounded too "tinny" when they gong or chime. Recently when observing a movement in operation I noticed that the hammers do not seem to operate in the same manner as in most other clocks I have worked on. If you watch them in operation they just seem to drop (free fall on to the chime or gong) at which time they set on the gong or chime for a short period of time (causing the "tinny" sound?). Where with most other clocks the hammer is driven down by the spring and then immediately bounces back up. Don't get me wrong I do like Mauthe clocks, the cases and movements are very well made, just my weird little observation.
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