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    Default A little more shame

    Back plate you might not be-able to see, looks like the bushing came out and the guy used some strips of some kind of steel and poked them down next to the pivot then soldered.
    The front plate some kind of solder then panted #2 wheel strike side
    And solder caps on to barrels
    GREAT



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    Default Re: A little more shame (By: TEACLOCKS)

    Another example of taking more time to mess it up than it would have taken to do it right the first time. This crosses the line of what might be considered a "hard times 'innovative' repair" and reckless damage.

    RC

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    Default Re: A little more shame

    Here's a similar one I have on the bench right now!
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    Default Re: A little more shame (By: shutterbug)

    Such poor soldering is also noted. At least they could
    have done a better job of soldering.
    On the first one, one wonders what the arc of solder does?
    Tinker Dwight

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    Default Re: A little more shame (By: Tinker Dwight)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinker Dwight View Post
    On the first one, one wonders what the arc of solder does?
    Tinker Dwight
    Look close, I believe there is a little piece of metal in the pivot hole but surely didn't need that gob of solder.

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    Default Re: A little more shame (By: R. Croswell)

    Yes, I can see it too, there is a piece of pin or suchlike soldered to the plate, I guess it keeps the pivot where it ought to be.........it's truly awful, but I can't help admiring someone's ingenuity, I don't think that would have ever occurred to me as a way of 'fixing' a worn pivot hole!

    JTD

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    Default Re: A little more shame (By: R. Croswell)

    Quote Originally Posted by R. Croswell View Post
    Another example of taking more time to mess it up than it would have taken to do it right the first time. This crosses the line of what might be considered a "hard times 'innovative' repair" and reckless damage. RC

    don't disagree, but think that's understating it... gross 'repairs' and a complete cluelessness about clock best practices and hygiene. the bar is low for creating that 'here's how it cleaned up' shot. 8-)
    i collect antique clocks because i get all that extra time...

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    Default Re: A little more shame (By: bruce linde)

    On TeaClocks' one, does anyone notice the lower left of the
    barrel cap?
    Tinker Dwight

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    Default Re: A little more shame (By: Tinker Dwight)

    1st picture back plate, If you look close the bushing looks like it is missing, then a tin strip is inserted in the hole then soldered.

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    Default Re: A little more shame (By: TEACLOCKS)

    This might be an Asian clock with very thin plates--thin enough so that the winding arbor bushing tore out.

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