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  1. #16

    Default Re: common clock question (By: roughbarked)

    Listen to Jason.
    1. Check out the Repair Hints & How-To's forum. You may find your answer there.

  2. #17

    Default Re: common clock question (By: JTD)

    It's Gustave Becker grandfather clock

  3. #18

    Default Re: common clock question (By: mariosthegreat)

    Is this the same Gustav Becker long case clock that you have already asked about in another post on this thread??

    JTD

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    Default Re: common clock question (By: JTD)

    Bangster you have no idea how extremely picky I am about placement of the hands. For example I want the minute hand to be exactly where it's supposed to be when the clock chimes/strikes. Same thing with the hour hand. I don't want it a bit ahead nor behind.

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    Default Re: common clock question (By: JTD)

    Quote Originally Posted by JTD View Post
    Is this the same Gustav Becker long case clock that you have already asked about in another post on this thread??

    JTD
    Pushing the hand around will not fix the problem that MariosTheGreat describes
    in the other post. The problem could be one of two things. Either the
    snail is a little off and needs a slight adjustment or someone has worked
    on the rack tail and got the length wrong.
    One can make course adjustments, of the snail cam, by moving the
    hour wheel a tooth relative to the minute wheel. A finer adjustment
    can be done by moving the minute wheel a tooth relative to the
    center pinion.
    This should better match the snail to the strike time.
    Usually the minute wheel is held on by a clip or pin and washer.
    It can be then easily changed a tooth or so.
    The hour hand is usually pressed onto a tapered tube. It can
    be lifted slightly to loosen and easily press back down on any
    hour to match the snail.
    If someone has modified the rack tails length it may need to
    be restored to the original length, if moving the minute wheel
    teeth engagement doesn't solve the problem.
    I guess the question is, has the other problem been solved yet?
    Tinker Dwight

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