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    Looking for Joe Collins mainspring winder construction instructions?

    I too made a modified Collins winder. Attached is a photo. The crank is the biggest difference. I used a 3/8" x 12" ratchet extension with an 11mm deep socket that accepts the letdown bits I use. The handle is a replacement boat winch handle I had laying around. To keep the crank from working...
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    What is the model of this Seth Thomas? - I need help with the movement

    I notice that on the inside of the case is a small wire with a J hook bend to it. Does anyone know what that was used for? I have a Sessions that has a similar wire. My first thought was to pull it out, but then I thought maybe there's a reason for it and left it.
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    What is the model of this Seth Thomas? - I need help with the movement

    Mystery to me. As you said the case is very nice. Was the moment assembled and in the clock when you got it?
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    What is the model of this Seth Thomas? - I need help with the movement

    What I'm wondering is how did a clock case in such wonderful condition end up with a movement that looks like it got left out in the rain for the better part of the last 100 odd years? Seems like a mismatch.

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