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  1. Willie X replied to the thread American German cuckoo case and mvt ID and date.

    Well my ballpark guess would be 10 years either side of WW-I. Exact year dateing is difficult on cuckoos. Be patient, others will...

    Jan 18, 2019 at 9:05 PM
  2. Willie X replied to the thread Pendulum swing query.

    If it's keeping time, it is. Willie X

    Jan 18, 2019 at 7:52 PM
  3. Willie X replied to the thread Air valve modification..

    Keeping your air compressor indoors and preventing unnecessary cycling will help a lot with water droplet problems. Water is much more...

    Jan 18, 2019 at 10:56 AM
  4. Willie X replied to the thread Mason and Sullivan Willard style banjo clock dial..

    I'm wondering if you have a replacement dial, or a replacement movement, there? Probably a replacement movement and a repunched...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 8:33 PM
  5. Willie X replied to the thread Trend Wall Clock by Sligh start up.

    Take the dial off, let the springs down and wiggle the 2nd wheel (chime) strongly back and forth with your finger, while looking at the...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 8:08 PM
  6. Willie X replied to the thread Air valve modification..

    For light use the little Chinese oilless compressors sold at Wallmart are good. My last one was a 20 gallon 5.7 CFM Sanborn that lasted...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 7:39 PM
  7. Willie X replied to the thread Air valve modification..

    Harold used to say that kerosene was the 'mothers milk' of clock repair and I said compressed air was the 'breath of life'. Maybe both...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 6:59 PM
  8. Willie X replied to the thread American Original tablet? / Ogee.

    Any clock that old will show some wear on the back of the glass. Rarely will an old glass block the light very well, light will shine...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 5:07 PM
  9. Willie X replied to the thread Bollenbach Wall Clock.

    "2 and a half times what I paid for it" has no meaning at all. Replacing old worn out movemenrs is a good thing post 1970. Yours could...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 4:53 PM
  10. Willie X posted a new thread.

    Air valve modification.

    Tired of listening to that air compressor running in the middle of the night, when you forget to unplug it? Or, loosing your patience...

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    Forum: Clock Repair

    Jan 17, 2019 at 3:26 PM
  11. Willie X replied to the thread Mason and Sullivan Willard style banjo clock dial..

    These are standard (or custom) German bezel/dial combinations; they are now both scarce and expensive. You may have to settle for one...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 2:50 PM
  12. Willie X replied to the thread Cleaning process.

    It's a very bad idea to store (or use) any type (or amount) of flamable liquid or gas inside a building. It's like playing Russian...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 2:36 PM
  13. Willie X replied to the thread Bollenbach Wall Clock.

    RC splained this situation very well. I would put emphasis on the "gut feeling" part. Also, many towns and neighborhoods have their...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 12:43 PM
  14. Willie X replied to the thread Length of crutch?.

    Yep, it's kinda susposed to be flimsy. It meters out miniscule amounts of force and one if it's functions is to deform before the...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 12:28 PM
  15. Willie X replied to the thread translate BPH ??.

    Like 'autotune' I guess. But that would only work sometimes ... Willie X

    Jan 17, 2019 at 9:34 AM