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  1. R. Croswell replied to the thread Ansonia Mainspring info and help.

    I'm confused as well. I've never seen a barreled spring where the main gear is part of the barrel without an end cover. Generally one...

    Oct 29, 2020 at 9:51 AM
  2. R. Croswell replied to the thread Old Merritt's clock oil vs synthetic 0w-40.

    Are you missing something....... I hope not but no one mentioned that you need to inspect the spring carefully for any hairline (or...

    Oct 29, 2020 at 9:44 AM
  3. R. Croswell replied to the thread Help Hand shaft removal, cleaning, and replacement.

    Yes, that is too much wear and the tilt more in one direction is conformation. I use John's method but I heat the pinion for a few...

    Oct 29, 2020 at 9:38 AM
  4. R. Croswell replied to the thread Old Merritt's clock oil vs synthetic 0w-40.

    The main problem I see with cleaning main springs in the US is that they are usually pretty dirty and can quickly mess up a clean (and...

    Oct 28, 2020 at 11:10 AM
  5. R. Croswell replied to the thread ultrasonic cleaning liquid.

    I use the same stuff. Think of the price for a gallon as the price of 6 or 7 gallons as it is supposed to be diluted before use, and it...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 10:27 AM
  6. R. Croswell liked Kevin W.'s post in the thread ultrasonic cleaning liquid.

    With what it cost, the stuff that is pre made is still the best. I use Deox 007 made by Polychem. No ammonia in it.

    Oct 27, 2020 at 10:24 AM
  7. R. Croswell liked Rob Martinez's post in the thread Assembly posts-- is there a trick?.

    Mine is a PVC connector I got at home depot. It has a smaller and larger ends so I can flip it over for smaller clocks.... works like a...

    Oct 26, 2020 at 10:36 PM
  8. R. Croswell replied to the thread Old Merritt's clock oil vs synthetic 0w-40.

    That article on clock oils has been around for some time and is interesting reading but it is not the whole story, and, like many...

    Oct 26, 2020 at 1:25 PM
  9. R. Croswell replied to the thread Assembly posts-- is there a trick?.

    I don't use them anymore. I find the cardboard center of empty masking tape rolls work well. I cut a notch in the side for the crutch...

    Oct 26, 2020 at 1:08 PM
  10. R. Croswell replied to the thread Old Merritt's clock oil vs synthetic 0w-40.

    Yes, you were right to dump the old Merritt's oil but I have found that these cheap pre-filled applicators will soon crack and make a...

    Oct 26, 2020 at 11:06 AM
  11. R. Croswell replied to the thread Oiling, adjusting and buying questions?.

    I don't understand how the movement is no more if you have all the parts. I think you are trying to do too much too fast. Your clock...

    Oct 26, 2020 at 10:41 AM
  12. R. Croswell attached a file to the thread Help Seth Thomas cottage movement.

    Tim, your movement is a recoil escapement as has already been noted. The verge you have is a recoil verge but the angles and spacing...

    st-crutch.jpg st-escapement.jpg Oct 26, 2020 at 10:17 AM
  13. R. Croswell attached a file to the thread New Haven 3 Plate Circular Movement.

    Steven Conover covers the setup of this movement in his book, Chime Clock Repair. There are a couple adjustments that are a little...

    nh-chime control.jpg Oct 24, 2020 at 1:24 PM
  14. R. Croswell attached a file to the thread New Haven 3 Plate Circular Movement.

    Here is the plate that supports the wheel in question. RC [ATTACH]

    nh-chime plate.jpg Oct 24, 2020 at 9:34 AM
  15. R. Croswell replied to the thread New Haven 3 Plate Circular Movement.

    There is a steel plate that attaches to 4 sockets on the movement and that has the outboard pivot hole. I'm sure I can find a picture...

    Oct 23, 2020 at 10:45 PM