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    Gilbert Clocks

    Thanks Steve. The clock is at a repair shop now, so I can't check the movement. However, the paper label on the bottom of the case does have the number 2278. Tom M.
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    Gilbert Clocks

    Wow - really blew that one. The early thread says 1940. OK - back to my cave to find better glasses. Tom M.
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    Gilbert Clocks

    Late to the party as usual, but here's my Gilbert. Now having some "adjustments" due to lack of proper hand nut and proper pendulum weight rod. Label on bottom shows "2278". I have no idea when it was built, but earlier in this thread I think I read that Gilbert stopped using pendulums on...
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    Ingraham/Gilbert/Sessions hand nut quest

    If this project goes through, I'm happy to contribute $50 toward success, and $15 for a successful nut. Thanks. Tom M. Gilbert model 2278
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    Gilbert mantel clock #2278

    Gilbert update: 1. The "gains 10 minutes every hour" problem is solved. I looked at photos of other Gilberts like mine and saw that the pendulum hangs much lower than mine. I added another inch to the length, and we're back to normal. The fast/slow adjustment now works as designed. 2. The...
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    Gilbert mantel clock #2278

    " They're exceedingly clever machinists, and I'd pay ten bucks for a nut that'd fit. " And so would I!
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    Gilbert mantel clock #2278

    OK - thanks. So I first put on the hour hand, and then only use one of the two washers? The one with the round hole, not the square hole?
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    Gilbert mantel clock #2278

    Thanks. It would be good to know the order of placing the parts on the spindle, so I at least would know how it all goes together. Tom M.
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    Gilbert mantel clock #2278

    " When you turn the minute hand to set the clock do you notice that it turns very easy compared to other clocks? " Definitely not easy to turn. Actually seems the same resistance as on my other clocks.
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    Gilbert mantel clock #2278

    Thanks RC - here are photos of the spindle, hands, washers, and hex nut.
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    Gilbert mantel clock #2278

    Agree with you in theory, but in reality the washers and final tightening nut aren't correct either. The tightening nut is just a modern steel nut, which doesn't really fit, and doesn't tighten down the hands; the washers *may* be right, but if I put them in what I think is the correct places...
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    Gilbert mantel clock #2278

    Thanks Ron. I got some suggestions from Steve at Timesavers for the washers (some they call "hand nuts"). https://timesavers.com/search.html?q=10408&go=Search https://timesavers.com/search.html?q=10497&go=Search That's all going to be pure guesswork on my part - unless I take the...
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    Gilbert mantel clock #2278

    Update - just heard from Steve at Timesavers. Says they have no details on a Gilbert 2278, and suggests I find a local clock repair shop. Tom M.
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    Gilbert mantel clock #2278

    Thank you gentlemen! "The hourglass shaped nut ..." - ay, there's the rub. There is none. It's just a modern steel hex nut. And the two washers (?), not sure they're original either. Too bad, as the clock actually seems to run well. I'm waiting to here back from Timesavers as to how to...
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    Gilbert mantel clock #2278

    Thanks Ron. As many of those parts seem newer than the clock itself, I've emailed Timesavers to get some clues on how to determine specifically what parts to order for my Gilbert 2278. I have no idea how to determine the proper parts, as the ones I've got are likely not correct. Also -...

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