Just a general question.
In the 1800's what type of lathe did clock makers use to put the pivot into a gear/ pinion.
I have some old clocks and am amazed how this could have been done at that time not to mention doing this on a pocket watch.
I don't think I could do this now with my lathe...
Could anyone replace this pivot for me?
It's out of a french crystal regulator.
It is a small pivot and don't want to risk doing it for the first time on my lathe.
The pivot is .56mm / .022 inches in diameter.
I have replaced the suspension spring on this clock.
There is no flutter and the clock runs great.
But is runs fast.
I have a suspension jig and set it up by the template.
I have the balls to the maximum slow setting.
Is the best way to slow the movement to make the suspension spring longer?
The only other question I have is the pieces I have pictured.
Looks like it holds the end of the arbor.
But the metal piece that slides in the clamp slides freely and does not clamp in securely.
Ok so I think I poised the fork properly according to the DVD.
But still no luck.
Attached picture of fork.
Appears to me that jewel on right of fork is different or has no angle to it.
May this be the problem?