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  1. Didcotbob

    Brocot adjustment resolution

    Hmmm interesting, didn't think of changing it that much. I'll see how I get on fumbling with the pendulum. If I get it good enough for a project clock that will do.. only a clock for my amusement.. thanks
  2. Didcotbob

    Brocot adjustment resolution

    Tell me about it!
  3. Didcotbob

    Brocot adjustment resolution

    I shall do that (still not sure what point my Brocot has though!). Thank you for your time!
  4. Didcotbob

    Brocot adjustment resolution

    As I read elsewhere and am aware. As you can see mine has a springy click on it which only allows a minimum movement of one click. The shaft to the front (which I have) has a similar toothed wheel that meshes at right angles. Operating via the shaft to the front would make no difference as it...
  5. Didcotbob

    Brocot adjustment resolution

    Indeed (but I have to remove it). My point was: what is the point of the Bricot adjuster if it is that coarse? Yes I could just assume it's not there (and, as you imply, will probably have to. Just curious really!
  6. Didcotbob

    Brocot adjustment resolution

    Well yes but you can turn the adjuster wheel from the rear. It has a click so only one tooth at a time whether adjusted directly or via the shaft to the front. One click is too much though. (Mounting the shaft to the front seemed a step too far in a homemade case!
  7. Didcotbob

    Brocot adjustment resolution

    Absolutely but it was a "project" movement (bought as spare but not used) so I mounted it in a perspex case. I actually have to get the pendulum out to adjust! (Picture attached) - just wondered whether mine was odd!
  8. Didcotbob

    Brocot adjustment resolution

    Apologies if this has been asked before. Having restored a Samuel Marti movement (c. 1886), it works well. It has a Brocot pendulum adjustment but one "click" on the adjuster changes the timekeeping by in excess of 10s / hour. So, if it is losing say 5s / hour and you shorten the pendulum one...
  9. Didcotbob

    New Haven Banjo striking noises, normal or ?

    Thanks both, I completely concur (and can confirm!), having just now rebushed the fly top and bottom and the next wheel top in an attempt to shut it up. It is quieter so worth doing but the lantern is still rattling. For this project it is not worth rebuilding the lantern (which is outside my...
  10. Didcotbob

    New Haven Banjo striking noises, normal or ?

    Hi Lynsey, thanks for the response. It has been on the test stand (see new video) but it didn't sound *too* bad. Screwed to the backboard it gets amplified. I think it is the air paddle drive gear very top left being worn in its meshing with the wheel driving it. I could restrip and rebush those...
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    New Haven Banjo striking noises, normal or ?

    Apologies, link to YouTube video:
  12. Didcotbob

    New Haven Banjo striking noises, normal or ?

    I know this thread is a year old but newbie and all that. Just finished cleaning and restoring New Haven wall clock retailed in England c1913 (at least the movement is NH). The strike regulator bearings weren't too bad so I left them (rebushed 5 others). I have the same rattling noise...

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