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    Synchronizing Seth Thomas ships bell.

    Hi Timely...was the book useful in properly setting the strike? I find myself in the same position you were in 2004. I have a really nice Seth Thomas outside bell clock and no matter what I do I cannot sync it.
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    How to shorten the Balance Fork on my balance for the Seth Thomas repair

    Yes, Simon, my assumption as well. Could be wrong. For example is there a difference if there is power to the EW compared to when no power to the EW? I have the mainspring unwound with no power to the EW and I centered the balance pin within the center of the forks. I'm not sure.
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    How to shorten the Balance Fork on my balance for the Seth Thomas repair

    Okay, I'll give that a try but it will have to be just an every so soft adjustment so that the pallets are still interacting correctly with the EW.
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    How to shorten the Balance Fork on my balance for the Seth Thomas repair

    Hi. I do have the balance wheel pin centered between the forks when it is all at rest. I assume that's what you mean by in beat? Or is there something I am missing?
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    How to shorten the Balance Fork on my balance for the Seth Thomas repair

    Hi Wow, yes, I thought of that as there is a bridge for adjustment but I was a little worried I might mess up the proper pallet EW depthing so I didn't want to mess with that! I may have to consider it though.
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    How to shorten the Balance Fork on my balance for the Seth Thomas repair

    Hi. I was cleaning and reassembling this Seth Thomas clock and when I was using the lathe to polish the pivots I had a little mishap with the fork arm. It got bent. I simply straightened it and reassembled. Now the forks are touching the balance pin thus stopping the balance from freely...
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    Seth Thomas Ships clock trouble with resumption after the warning

    Well, I sorted out that problem after thinking a little longer. You know, put it aside, then think about it. Turns out the wire spring on the lifting arm got broken during reassembly and i just wound what was left around it's arbor. Turns out that didn't leave it enough power to bring the...
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    Seth Thomas Ships clock trouble with resumption after the warning

    I have a Seth Thomas ships clock per photos. It was running when I acquired it but would stop - was very dirty. I dismantled, cleaned in the ultrasonic including removing the mainsprings and cleaning and greasing. I reassembled and am now testing. I have two issues but I'll start with the...
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    Fusee movement with Winding arbors on the wrong side - not same side as the motionworks???

    Yes, I guess I have something quite rare then. lol.
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    Fusee movement with Winding arbors on the wrong side - not same side as the motionworks???

    Thanks, I viewed it. Not many pictures of British Gallery clocks but the little extra info helped.
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    Fusee movement with Winding arbors on the wrong side - not same side as the motionworks???

    Hmm, wasn't able to find a picture of a gallery clock. Too bad.
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    Fusee movement with Winding arbors on the wrong side - not same side as the motionworks???

    Well, that certainly makes sense. I'll have to google gallery clock and see some samples. Yes, I figured the other arbor was for the hands setting. Thanks for the information. I would say a fairly rare movement.
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    Fusee movement with Winding arbors on the wrong side - not same side as the motionworks???

    I have a very unusual clock movement. It's a nice solid fusee movement. I purchased it an auction with other movements. I hadn't noticed it at first but the winding arbors are on the opposite side of the motionworks where the hands would be. What kind of clock case would accomodate this...

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