Recent content by Bill Cann

  1. Bill Cann

    Ansonia Nuts!

    The #8 BA works! This was driving me nuts (pun intended!). Thanks for the info, I have to record this one in my movement notes for future quick reference. Bill
  2. Bill Cann

    Ansonia Nuts!

    Anyone know what thread Ansonia used on their hand nuts? I have an 1880's open escapement movement that is missing the hand nut. I did a quick search of the forum and there is some discussion but no definitive answer. I have purchased hand nut packs from a vendor and have tried #2-64, #2-56...
  3. Bill Cann

    Bushing Tool Machine for hobbyist

    I started out using hand tools but I could only do a couple bushings at a time before my hands ached and cramped. I have been working with metal for awhile and have some large machine tools (mill, lathe, etc). So about a year ago I started making a bushing tool. The hard part was the frame...
  4. Bill Cann

    Clock Wanted: Column Pedestals for Ansonia slate clock

    Can close this request. I was able to make “passable” repairs to the broken pedestals by turning a jig to keep the cracks closed, then soldering small strips of brass sheet across the cracks, then strengthening with a steel epoxy. Any exterior gaps were filled and the parts painted.
  5. Bill Cann

    Clock Wanted: Column Pedestals for Ansonia slate clock

    I am looking for a couple of pedestals (or full column sets) for an Ansonia slate clock. They look like either a brass or bronze casting. Two of the pedestals had several cracks. The pedestal is 1-1/2" diameter at the base, about 7/8" high, and fits a column with a 3/4" ID. The total column...
  6. Bill Cann

    Ansonia Slate Clock Column Removal?

    I have an Ansonia Slate Clock "El Limon"(?) that has been sitting on the shelf for awhile. Brocot movement is running well. Case is complete but a mess. Ran out of other projects, so decided to tackle it. Stalled quickly. The columns need to be removed to get to serious grime behind them...
  7. Bill Cann

    Badische Uhrenfabrik Shelf Clock

    Interesting information and links. And, I have new search terms (Mikrolisk. Abrahams, UK & Swiss, St. Criox, etc)! I have to admit I was very confused when the movement stopped after about 2 days, with mainsprings spent. After a couple days of head-scratching, the fog slowly cleared - 30hr...
  8. Bill Cann

    Badische Uhrenfabrik Shelf Clock

    Didn't know much about the clock when I acquired it, but the case and movement looked mostly intact. The paper on the back was interesting. Quickly learned after a couple runs on the test stand that it is a 30hr movement. Case cleaned up pretty nice, but has had items replaced. Markings on...
  9. Bill Cann

    American Clock Case ID?

    Clock is definitely a marriage. I pulled the movement and in the process of servicing it. I noticed there are two sets of holes on the backboard, so that also supports the idea the Ingraham may not be the original movement. The gong appears to be the original. At least there are no other...
  10. Bill Cann

    American Clock Case ID?

    Dang! You all have good eyes! Thanks for all the input. Bill
  11. Bill Cann

    American Clock Case ID?

    Here is pic, stamp is on the back side. BTW, cute pooch on your logo!
  12. Bill Cann

    American Clock Case ID?

    It is a painted (embossed?, inlaid?) maybe 1/4" thick panel. Here are pics of the labels and the panel. At the top of third panel close up you can see original dial mounting hole
  13. Bill Cann

    American Clock Case ID?

    I am working on a friends clock who is going through a rough patch. It was passed down through her family and she has lots of stories about it. Once, her grandfather was living in Ohio and he rescued it from his house while a river was flooding the house. She asked if I could get it working...
  14. Bill Cann

    Woodworks pinion repair

    Thanks RJ and RC for the great examples! RJ, I have used your Amazing Putty technique on a wheel tooth repair and it worked well. I did cut a dovetail to secure the patch, I just wasnt sure it would work on a long pinion tooth. Glad to hear otherwise. RC, I like the idea of removing the...
  15. Bill Cann

    Woodworks pinion repair

    I am working on an Eli Terry movement. Time train running like a champ. Strike side is a different issue. It had a broken tooth on strike main wheel and second strike wheel had two pinion teeth previously repaired with epoxy (or similar). The broken tooth on main wheel was repaired from info...

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