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Recent content by Patrick J. Enright

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    Solved Slipping ratchet wheels

    Pat here....Being able to take apart a ratchet and repair a click is almost as much fun as finding a long lost relative in a family search.
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    Solved Slipping ratchet wheels

    Hi shutterbug, I posted a problem a week ago with some photos of a Hubert Herr cuckoo clock with a slipping ratchet wheel. I couldn't find a replacement on line as there were no part numbers on the clock . Not able to buy a new one I was able to repair the worn ratchet wheel. I'm learning slowly...
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    Solved Slipping ratchet wheels

    After following some tips on the clock repair list I was able the remove the collet from the ratchet wheel Using a small vice grips in stead of a plieirs. I then filed the clip to a sharper point and cleaned and reinstalled the parts. I'm finding that for me repairing broken parts is much...
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    Seth Thomas Winding Issue Question

    I just checked out the winning bid on Goodwill. The clock went for $67.00. I got out at $21.00. {not counting shipping costs} Thank you all for your advice. You guys are cool. Pat.
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    Seth Thomas Winding Issue Question

    Thank you all for your inputs. I'll pass on this one. It looks that there is no end to Goodwill clocks. Pat.
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    Seth Thomas Winding Issue Question

    This is one disease I'm enjoying at my advanced age. Good eyesight and a steady hand would help. Pat PS I got outbid but I still have time. I've been getting my clocks from Goodwill.
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    Seth Thomas Winding Issue Question

    Thank you guys. It does seem odd that someone would remove the springs and then remount the movement in the case. As an old vaudeville team would say, " I'm dubious". As a newbie since Jan. I've repaired an Ingraham mantel clock and I'm working on a couple of Korean and a Seth Thomas clocks. I...
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    Seth Thomas Winding Issue Question

    Thank you Uhralt, They show several photos including the back of the movement but not the front where I would see the springs. I tried transferring the photo but I'm having trouble doing that.
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    Seth Thomas Winding Issue Question

    Pat Enright here, My question has nothing about the above. I apologize, but I don't know where to enter it. I'm bidding on a Seth Thomas mantel clock that the key turns on all three arbors but doesn't wind any of them. I can understand one but not all of them. I need some help, please. Thanks...
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    Slipping main springs on arbor

    Sorry about my lack of photos as my camera is on the fritz. Another skill that I'm lacking. Pat
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    Slipping main springs on arbor

    Thank you, guys. I pried the innerspring to make the hook stand out more and did the trick. I also made the springs opposite each other. And yes that's the ship's bell that I started to work on. The main time wheel had so many broken teeth that I'm trying to find a wheel the same size and teeth...
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    Slipping main springs on arbor

    I'm back. I was able to secure the arbor to the spring. All's well. I'll continue putting this sucker together. I got a few clunkers from eBay to practice on and it will keep me busy until the coronavirus is over.
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    Slipping main springs on arbor

    I'm working on my 2nd clock movement. {The first is my Seth Thomas ship's bell movement which I can't find a main wheel replacement} It's a E.Ingerham 1924 movement. In reassembling it I believe the arbor is not catching the end of the spring. Please forgive me if I'm not explaining myself...
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    Seth Thomas ships bell how long do they run ?

    Thank you RC. It was just a thought by a rookie. I'll do it the right way. There are no short cuts in clock repairs. It's a learning process and I hope to improve.
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    Seth Thomas ships bell how long do they run ?

    Pat here, I made a very tight brass screw fit into the train arbor hole and am waiting for my order of mm drills. I have no bushes so I'm using brass wood screws. Is it ok to plug the bush holes with brass plugs and drill the pivot holes to accept the pivots? Right now I only have this one clock...

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