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  1. R. Croswell attached a file to the thread Seth Thomas 89-AL - What kind of bushing job is this?.

    They turned out to screw-in bushings of a type I haven't seen. Looks like they were staked as well but not really that tight. I can't...

    bush-2.jpg IMG_20200703_112635344.jpg Jul 3, 2020 at 12:54 PM
  2. R. Croswell posted a new thread.

    Seth Thomas 89-AL - What kind of bushing job is this?

    This Seth Thomas 89-AL is from a clock I'm currently working on. It has previous repairs and these curious looking bushings. They are...

    ST 89-AL.jpg

    Forum: Clock Repair

    Jul 3, 2020 at 10:01 AM
  3. R. Croswell attached a file to the thread Big Ben main spring question.

    The second picture in post # 9 shows 9 coils "in the can". The picture below from my collection shows 11 coils "in the can". I think...

    big-ben spring.jpg Jul 3, 2020 at 9:36 AM
  4. R. Croswell replied to the thread Hamilton Mantle Clock running slow.

    When you wind the clock it will likely start running but the total rotation of the balance will increase or "build" over several minutes...

    Jul 3, 2020 at 9:11 AM
  5. R. Croswell replied to the thread Big Ben main spring question.

    What you are saying does not make sense. The end of the spring needs that hole to catch the tab in the black spring barrel or cup....

    Jul 2, 2020 at 8:56 PM
  6. R. Croswell replied to the thread Schatz Ships Clock Bell issue.

    First, turn the minute hand slowly toward "6" and watch the cam (post # 86), it should have its maximum push on the lower part of the...

    Jul 2, 2020 at 8:43 PM
  7. R. Croswell replied to the thread Hamilton Mantle Clock running slow.

    Take one thing at a time or you may end up with several problems. Remove the balance and do the coast down test first. You need to know...

    Jul 2, 2020 at 5:33 PM
  8. R. Croswell replied to the thread Schatz Ships Clock Bell issue.

    The snail has nothing to do with the half- hour strike. The snail sets the count to be 1 pair of bells, two pair of bells, 3 pair of...

    Jul 2, 2020 at 5:24 PM
  9. R. Croswell replied to the thread Hamilton Mantle Clock running slow.

    I would remove the movement from the case first. The balance is easily damaged so you want it where you can get to it easily. RC

    Jul 2, 2020 at 3:43 PM
  10. R. Croswell attached a file to the thread Schatz Ships Clock Bell issue.

    The cam is on the minute arbor or center shaft. It rotates once every hour and sets up the situation for the half hour odd bell. Steven...

    schatz-m.jpg Jul 2, 2020 at 3:28 PM
  11. R. Croswell replied to the thread Hamilton Mantle Clock running slow.

    Do this test first: * Secure balance in bench vise. * Rotate balance wheel 270 deg and release. * The balance wheel should oscillate...

    Jul 2, 2020 at 2:58 PM
  12. R. Croswell replied to the thread Hamilton Mantle Clock running slow.

    I've heard some say that the old floating balance was better. Personally, I don't think the old or the new are especially great. If your...

    Jul 2, 2020 at 12:41 PM
  13. R. Croswell attached a file to the thread Schatz Ships Clock Bell issue.

    There should be no difference in what happens on any half-hour, but if the lockout function isn't getting a good lock the problem may be...

    schatz-k.jpg Jul 2, 2020 at 12:37 PM
  14. R. Croswell replied to the thread Escapement problems - Club Foot.

    I agree there is a problem with "the escape wheel itself". The ends of the teeth have been rounded off so they resemble prongs. The...

    Jul 2, 2020 at 9:56 AM
  15. 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