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    Default W & H Westminster repeat pull missing ?

    Ok, i have finally got round to servicing a W & H Westminster clock that i purchased sometime ago. It chimes & strikes on 5 gongs and has a deadbeat escapement with repeat pull feature. The only problem is when inspecting before servicing i have noticed that i think that maybe there is a lever missing that the repeat pull cord would attach to. There is a vacant post in the top left (shown by a blue arrow in one of the pics). Is this missing a lever for the repeat ? Can someone confirm this ? Also as you will see from the pics i believe the pendulum is a cut down fusee type. Can someone also confirm this as the hook has been filed down and is broken and i would like to replace with close to the original as possible ?

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    Default Re: W & H Westminster repeat pull missing ?

    With a little effort (if you have a lathe) you could design a lever that would do the job of triggering a repeat. All it needs to do is release the rack again. Finding an original is going to be pretty hard.
    I can't help you with the pendulum question
    A man with a clock always knows the time. A man with two clocks is never sure.

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    Default Re: W & H Westminster repeat pull missing ? (By: shutterbug)

    Thanks for your input shutterbug. I agree it shouldnt be too hard but i think we can safely say that would have had the lever for repeat there wouldnt it ? Cant imagine why it would have been removed.

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    Default Re: W & H Westminster repeat pull missing ? (By: S1ider)

    I am wondering if you really mean 'repeat' (as in repeat the last hour struck), or do you mean simply a trip lever so that you can put the strike back in sync?

    JTD

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    Default Re: W & H Westminster repeat pull missing ? (By: JTD)

    Quote Originally Posted by JTD View Post
    I am wondering if you really mean 'repeat' (as in repeat the last hour struck), or do you mean simply a trip lever so that you can put the strike back in sync?

    JTD
    Putting the strike back in sync would be for a count wheel time movement. Being a rack and snail like we have here. It would be similar to a blind mans activator. But I don't think so. I'm thinking more toward a shut off lever. What is the dial at the top of the face. My computer can't enlarge the picture.
    R&A it is what it is

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    Default Re: W & H Westminster repeat pull missing ? (By: R&A)

    You're right of course about the count wheel. I was having a senior moment.

    But I don't think it was a repeat lever of whatever sort. I agree it might well have been a shut-off lever, because the dial at the top of the face is a fast/slow adjustment (I managed to enlarge the photo) so there is no shut off on the dial side. I think you are very likely right.

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    Default Re: W & H Westminster repeat pull missing ? (By: JTD)

    Well the side of the case has the hole which looks purposely made for a cord of sorts (like the old English bracket clocks). I thought a star wheel behind the snail and please correct me if im wrong, was a sign it has the repeat function and this was the way to tell if something was missing. I thought i read this some where but cant remember where.

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    Default Re: W & H Westminster repeat pull missing ?

    I have found where i had read it it. Its in Donald De Carles 'Practical clock repairing' book.
    By the way, the pics are huge on mine. Am i posting them wrong ?
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