I am working on an Ingraham 8 day movement with a front escape. The movment is marked 12 on the left side of the front but there is no mark on the right. Haven't seen this before but I digress.
The back of the fourth wheel of the time train is loose by around 20% of the thickness of the pivot. I've found this pivot to be especially sensitive so I'll always rebush it when I take the clock apart for cleaning if there is any play there at all. In this case, the pivot has been bushed before with a bushing that is 4MM thick! This is over twice the diameter of a KWM replacement for this pivot. What is the correct solution for this problem? I've tried to get a decent picture that shows the bushing to be ~ 5mm across.
Second question. The pendulum suspension of this clock seems to have been altered. There is only 1/4" of spring between the chops and the end of the pendulum rod. The pendulum spring is just less than half the length of my standard replacements. I am wondering if the spring may have broken and someone just redrilled and reattached it. There is plenty of clearance below. How do you go about finding a close aproximate length to start a new pendulum suspension?
I've also attached a better picture of the feather. I looks like it slipped up a hair as I was trying to get the picture but you can still see how short it is.
Thanks in advance.