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  1. R. Croswell replied to the thread Hamilton Mantle Clock running slow.

    I think you will find everything you need to know to adjust and service the floating balance in this document;...

    Jul 1, 2020 at 10:10 PM
  2. R. Croswell replied to the thread Schatz Ships Clock Bell issue.

    It looks like the first production was 1958 and I believe the business closed 1989. The earlier ones like mine had sound holes in the...

    Jul 1, 2020 at 2:57 PM
  3. R. Croswell replied to the thread Schatz Ships Clock Bell issue.

    The Royal Mariner was essentially the same clock but with a much better jeweled platform escapement. "Grand Mariner" I believe is...

    Jul 1, 2020 at 10:39 AM
  4. R. Croswell attached a file to the thread Help Rack Hook not working as it should.

    The gathering pallet and pin look OK to me. The rack is being lifted but look at this screen capture from the video. The end of the rack...

    rack-hook.jpg Jul 1, 2020 at 10:33 AM
  5. R. Croswell replied to the thread Schatz Ships Clock Bell issue.

    The picture is not from the 1958 model but from one I worked on some time ago that was probably from the 1970's. The outward appearance...

    Jul 1, 2020 at 10:07 AM
  6. R. Croswell replied to the thread Big Ben main spring question.

    The spring that's removed is the time side. It would have had a hole end. RC

    Jun 30, 2020 at 7:47 PM
  7. R. Croswell attached a file to the thread Schatz Ships Clock Bell issue.

    ' I believe this picture shows the detail you asked for. RC [ATTACH]

    schatz-b.jpg Jun 30, 2020 at 7:07 PM
  8. R. Croswell replied to the thread Schatz Ships Clock Bell issue.

    As for the date, I have one from 1958 so I know they go back that far. There some small differences between mine and newer ones. As...

    Jun 30, 2020 at 4:26 PM
  9. R. Croswell replied to the thread Big Ben main spring question.

    We really need to see this Big Ben and know if this is a time main spring or an alarm main spring. A lot of Big Ben alarm springs are as...

    Jun 30, 2020 at 10:19 AM
  10. R. Croswell attached a file to the thread Schatz Ships Clock Bell issue.

    Perhaps this picture will help. Also anything that keeps the rack from dropping until the "pin" contacts the snail will mess up the...

    schatz-bells.jpg Jun 30, 2020 at 10:05 AM
  11. R. Croswell attached a file to the thread Help Patti strike movement repair.

    Peter, as Shutterbug said, the two coil springs shown here in your photo do not belong to this clock and are likely to cause a problem....

    patti-01.jpg Jun 30, 2020 at 9:41 AM
  12. R. Croswell replied to the thread Schatz Ships Clock Bell issue.

    The "watch" begins at 12:00, 4:00, and 8:00. one-half hour into each new watch is one bell. One more bell is added every half-hour up to...

    Jun 30, 2020 at 9:04 AM
  13. R. Croswell replied to the thread Big Ben main spring question.

    I don't see any kink that will be a problem, but it looks like the end of the spring has been torn off. It should have a hole there to...

    Jun 29, 2020 at 11:44 PM
  14. R. Croswell replied to the thread Help Patti strike movement repair.

    When the count blade drops into one of the notches of the count wheel the stop pin on the wheel in the last picture must be in position...

    Jun 29, 2020 at 11:32 PM
  15. R. Croswell replied to the thread Need help with silk suspension.

    I've never found that with this type of suspension. Pendulum wobble is most often caused by something not lined up perpendicular one...

    Jun 29, 2020 at 11:20 PM