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  1. R. Croswell liked ballistarius's post in the thread Eli Terry & sons battered P&S.

    Hello everybody, It's been more than a year without visiting the MB!:oops: A busy year, settling accounts with a small cancer... Last...

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  2. R. Croswell replied to the thread Great glass cleaner for a buck a gallon..

    Single edge razor blade is good for crud around the edges, 0000 steel wool, finish with a little Windex or Glass Plus on a tissue....

    Oct 22, 2019 at 9:53 AM
  3. R. Croswell replied to the thread French Clock Main Spring.

    The brownish colored spring is very likely a replacement, and the other one has obviously been cut and re-holed so there is no way to...

    Oct 22, 2019 at 9:41 AM
  4. R. Croswell replied to the thread E clips for Schatz cuckoo.

    There seems to be two kinds - those made from spring steel, and those that are common steel that do not "snap" in place and have to be...

    Oct 22, 2019 at 9:23 AM
  5. R. Croswell replied to the thread E clips for Schatz cuckoo.

    Make sure you have at least a small amount of end play after the wire. If you are going to fool with clocks made after about 1950 just...

    Oct 21, 2019 at 5:55 PM
  6. R. Croswell replied to the thread German Recoil Escapement Adjustment.

    Probably not. That's a constant and isn't going to go in and out. Too lose and you will lose some power. RC

    Oct 21, 2019 at 5:49 PM
  7. R. Croswell replied to the thread After polishing Pivots.

    Thanks. The local crafts store closed so I'll give it a try. RC

    Oct 21, 2019 at 5:45 PM
  8. R. Croswell replied to the thread Help Seth Thomas #120 strikes too often.

    That's what typically happens when a clock that's been "worked on" wasn't disassembled and properly cleaned. When taking a clock to...

    Oct 21, 2019 at 10:40 AM
  9. R. Croswell replied to the thread German Recoil Escapement Adjustment.

    Looks like escapement is working OK but about half way through the video it looks like the escape wheel is a little sluggish. May just...

    Oct 20, 2019 at 4:42 PM
  10. R. Croswell replied to the thread Deadbeat query.

    Looks like it could use a hair more lock, but that won't make it run any better, so if it is happy I would leave it as is. Check it in a...

    Oct 19, 2019 at 6:28 PM
  11. R. Croswell replied to the thread Harbor Freight ultrasonic cleaner.

    The HF unit does have a heater but the temp is preset. The heater can be turned off. Indeed there is no drain but it is so small and...

    Oct 19, 2019 at 6:03 PM
  12. R. Croswell replied to the thread Kaiser one day cuckoo clock.

    Schatz, clock movements should be disassembled before cleaning and oil should never be sprayed into a movement. But before disassembling...

    Oct 19, 2019 at 10:07 AM
  13. R. Croswell replied to the thread Harbor Freight ultrasonic cleaner.

    I have one that I use all the time and have been using it for maybe 15 years or more, can't remember. Looks like the new one has larger...

    Oct 19, 2019 at 9:51 AM
  14. R. Croswell replied to the thread Lubricants.

    We will probably never know for sure what went wrong with Nano oil. I tried it in a few clocks of my own and all of them stopped before...

    Oct 19, 2019 at 9:37 AM
  15. R. Croswell replied to the thread Lubricants.

    Apparently it doesn't cause any problem with the brass sync rings in automobile transmissions. I've never seen any problem with Keystone...

    Oct 19, 2019 at 12:00 AM