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    Pivot too long?

    A good idea when repairing any movement is to keep the trains apart by putting them in different plastic containers that will fit in the US, then wash, dry and polish each container separately.
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    Re assembly Regula 25

    One way to see if it is a beat issue is to tilt the case on the wall till you hear a tick-tock, then bend the leader (the thing the pendulum hangs on) toward the high side, adjust the case and do it again till it is right. If you can't find a tick it may be another issue.
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    Unusual Gustav Becker Porcelain Clock

    Yip you guys are right, just me and old age... gee I should know this as I have a few Lenzkirch clocks. Anyway just 15 more boxes to go through and see what else shows up, it is like Christmas opening them. One good thing is with the cross refferance with the Royal Bonn mark it may help date...
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    Unusual Gustav Becker Porcelain Clock

    Thanks for the dates Kurt. The Royal Bonn stamp was used between 1890 - 1920 so it ties in to somewhere from 1890 to 1894. I thought that it may be later as the number was over 1 million however was puzzled as GB did put 1Mill XXXXXX on those movements.
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    Unusual Gustav Becker Porcelain Clock

    Here is another unusual clock from the same box as the J Sewell-Paris clock was in. This is not remarkable as a clock, however I think I bought it all those years ago because I had not come across a GB clock that had a porcelain case (Royal Bonn, Germany) with ormolu mounts, there may be some...
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    How to remove the time adjustment knob windup clock

    They are normaly a friction fit, therefore it should just pull off.
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    Interesting French Silk Suspension Clock

    Thanks for the info/comments guys, it never donned on me that the name was Sewell, also being English would explain why the case looks so English to me. Maybe it was an early in his time in Paris and until he set up connections in Paris/France he imported cases from England? Anyway it matters...
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    Interesting French Silk Suspension Clock

    I can't even remember when I got this clock, however I have more time on my hands so I am trying to get through some of the many, many boxes of clocks I have. This one seems to be earlier than 1850, however I would like to know if anyone has any idea of the maker as I could not find anything...
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    Lenzkirch

    The gathering pallet is now on the correct side, in the new photos, if you look back at the original photo of the movement it was on the other side of the rack pin. As WoW said, put the motion works back on and it should work now, also a video would show us if something else is wrong.
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    Clutch Mechanism on G.K. Movement, Cuckoo Clock Minute Hand

    You are on the right track, the wheel should be able to get to the square at the bottom of the post and spin freely, however do not take to much off as you don't want it to wobble. When you put the spring on the post it should lift the wheel off the bottom of the post to about where it is in the...
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    The future, perhaps: Chinese grandfather clocks

    Okay I know a bit about these clocks; The one advertised/pictured (the brown one) is a Chinese clock that can be bought 2nd hand for about AU$100-200, they have a 31 day movement and work okay, however they are mostly custom wood/plywood construction. The dial is a very thin aluminium as is the...
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    Lenzkirch

    The gathering pallet is on the wrong side of the rack stop pin so it is never going to drop. Take the gathering pallet off, let the rack drop onto the stop and put the gathering pallet back on. You may have to find the right orientation, however the arbour should be square and you only have 4...
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    What is the longest time it has taken you to put a clock back into service?

    I posted a Beha Cuckoo on this site back in 2008, glued carvings back to find out what was missing (and to not lose them) put it in a box and there it stayed until 3 weeks ago when I bought another Beha. So I thought it was about time I did the 1st one while doing the 2nd one, so 12 years has...
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    Clutch Mechanism on G.K. Movement, Cuckoo Clock Minute Hand

    Yes, it does not need to have to much tension, it only needs to hold the the cannon/hand from dropping under its own weight. Just put it together and see where the top of the washes is, if you see no taper pin hole it may need the spring flattened slightly, if you see all the hole it will need...
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    Clutch Mechanism on G.K. Movement, Cuckoo Clock Minute Hand

    Just a note, the spring only needs to be compressed about 2 mm to achieve what you want, it is only to stop the minute cannon from dropping when the hand is on. If you put the spring on the post, then the wheel, then the washer, you want to see just the top of the taper pin hole, this will give...