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  1. MuensterMann

    Seth Thomas 89 quarter hour chime bim bam

    My clock movement does not have a snail. It is all count wheel.
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    Seth Thomas 89 quarter hour chime bim bam

    It is the Cymbal 5. Yep, bim-bams on the three quarters and single bim at the hour counting the hour. Would be interesting to find one with the 4 bim-bams on the hour following by the bims counting the hour!!! It says that the strike count is self correcting.
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    Seth Thomas 89 quarter hour chime bim bam

    That is what I would imagine it to be. Thus, I must figure out how to adjust on this movement how to get a single note on the hour.
  4. MuensterMann

    Seth Thomas 89 quarter hour chime bim bam

    I have a Seth Thomas 89 (L?) quarter chime as described. After reassembly and initial testing, it seems to bim-bam for every strike, including the hour. It could be that the original design was for the hour strike to be different (only a bim) to count the hour and I must adjust to get that...
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    Centering bushings

    Here is my bushing tool.
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    Centering bushings

    I am not sure what bushing machine I have in terms of who made it. It is black heavy one that I pickup. It doesn't have a name on it and I don't see any similar for sale on the major clock suppliers. All my tooling seems to be straight - except a long cone that I bought from Timesavers. The...
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    Centering bushings

    As mentioned earlier, I have the same problem. I am not sure what it is at this point. However, I am planning to switch my bushing method to a Sherline mill. I like the use of pins to be on center and it seems to be a more accurate method.
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    Centering bushings

    What is the latest on this saga?
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    Dead Beat Chinese

    I believe I have found my source of power loss. The time arbor for the hands has a pivot that extends a little bit past the outside of the back plate where a e-clip is used (not sure why a clip is used). When the movement is placed in the case and tightened down, the pivot end makes contact...
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    Dead Beat Chinese

    The 1964 date is an interesting piece of information. The mainspring is 116 inches long, is it an 8-day movement?
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    Dead Beat Chinese

    Yep, the EW teeth direction coincide with the half dead beat. As for an Asian-made clock which usually have the long open mainsprings, I was happy that this one had a 116 inch long spring in a barrel. After taking the movement apart I did realize that the mainspring could be removed with...
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    Dead Beat Chinese

    Here is a similar case - but gives you the idea of what the clocks look like that have the Chinese movement of this post.
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    Dead Beat Chinese

    Thank you RC for such a clearly written tutorial on dead beats and my situation! Yes, I have found that being just off the point of locking up is NOT the sweet spot. I am trying everything! As mentioned I am working on both at the same time. One movement was pristine (never touched) and...
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    Dead Beat Chinese

    Looking through literature, is this what they call a half-dead beat? Anyway, I can get the clock to run without stopping without hands, but when I add the minute hand it stops. There is no binding of the hand in any way. The usual spot of it stopping is on its why up from 6 to 12, usually...
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    Dead Beat Chinese

    It does have a strip deadbeat verge. One should consider they movement a low quality one?? So, I just need to verify that no recoil is occurring to consider is set properly? Some positions it will stop soon. Other positions a day or two. Would like 30 days!

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