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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    Thank you, thank you, thank you Will and Royce and shutterbug. I think I have the chime correction adjusted now. When the chime side is locked, the chime correction pin is about 1/8 inch away from the chime correction lever (or at least it is on mine) which makes it difficult to judge where to...
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    Man oh man the chime correction adjustment is not easy. My first half dozen attempts have been, well, unsuccessful. Does anyone here have special tricks that work for them?
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    I've gone back and forth on the issue of whether the chime lifting lever (18) needs to be tight on its arbor or not several times, staking it firmly twice and loosening it back up twice, each time having to take the front plate off so giving me lots of practice taking apart and reassembling the...
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    I agree. To keep from mixing up wheels from the three trains, I have just kept them separate through the whole process.
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    Watching Mark Dalton's YouTube video on assembling this movement, about 5 minutes in it looks to me like he puts the chime lifting lever on loosely - he just sticks it on there with his fingers, which to me implies that it will then turn freely on the arbor. What do you all think?
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    I'm still having the problem that when I tighten the set screw on the chime lock piece (10) the chime side won't lock, even following Royce's directions. Now I'm reconsidering the issue I raised in post #18 above about whether the chime lifting lever (18) is supposed to freely rotate on its...
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to write out this detailed explanation.
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    It took me about six tries of pulling the plates apart, popping out the chime side warning wheel, unmeshing it, and rotating it a little, and putting everything back together to get it adjusted so that it will lock where Conover says it has to lock, i.e. when the drop lever (23) is centered over...
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    I think you adjust the chiming points (the minute hand showing the right minute when it starts chiming) by adjusting this lever which wouldn't work if you glue it down. It has to be tight enough to not move in ordinary service but movable to adjust the chiming points.
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    Yeah, that's what I'm afraid of. Conover says install a bunch of the other parts, then check the chime side and if it isn't locking right you have to pull the plates apart again and pull out one wheel on the chime side when you risk wheels other than the one you want also popping out.
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    It took a while, but I was able to get the plates back together with all 17 arbors between the plates. In talking about adjusting the chime side, Conover says it may be necessary to "Ease the plates apart enough to allow you to correct the mesh of the fourth wheel with the pinon on the fifth...
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    The reason I am overhauling this movement is that it wouldn't run. When I removed the mainspring boxes, before I took the rest of the movement apart, I put my thumb on the bottom wheel of the time train and tried to move it but couldn't. The problem was thick, gooey black deposits in the pivot...
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    Bushing Close to Plate Edge

    I don't know about that, but when it is under load the pivot will move in the direction of the part of the pivot hole where the most wear is. When you file away some on the unworn side, the center of the enlarged hole should be about where the center of the original hole was. So when you use...
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    Is 19 bushings too many?

    If you are paying someone to repair a clock, then, yes, it probably makes sense to replace the movement. If, on the other hand, you know how to fix clocks, it might make sense to sell the clock with the badly worn movement and buy another used clock and fix it. A lot of the Hermle movements...
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    Bushing Close to Plate Edge

    One trick is to install the whole train between the plates, then push on the bottom most gear with your thumb in the direction it would normally turn, and observe which side of the worn hole the pivot moves to. Make a mark on the opposite, unworn, side of the hole with a Sharpie, take it all...

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