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  1. Willie X replied to the thread Sligh Floor Clock Chimes Only When Manually Moving Minutes Hand.

    New, Thanks for splaining it better. :smile: Also, a more direct approach is to take the dial off and directly observe the unlocking...

    Mar 26, 2019 at 4:37 PM
  2. Willie X replied to the thread Ansonia Clock Regulating Issues.

    A good beat amplifier can help you detect RC's problem #1. You don't have to sit and listen to it, just turn it up pretty loud and go...

    Mar 26, 2019 at 4:05 PM
  3. Willie X replied to the thread Set up info New England CC Weight/Chain wall Clock.

    Well, Hang the clock on a good nail (driven into a stud at 30 degree angle) hook on the pendulum and then the weights. That should do...

    Mar 25, 2019 at 10:39 PM
  4. Willie X replied to the thread Sligh Floor Clock Chimes Only When Manually Moving Minutes Hand.

    It's not a UW66. A photo of the front of the movement will tell the tale. Opps, just saw Kieninger in post #3. Willie X

    Mar 25, 2019 at 8:58 PM
  5. Willie X replied to the thread Set up info New England CC Weight/Chain wall Clock.

    First, that movement is way past due on a take apart service, probably needs a few bushings, starting with the center shaft back. It's...

    Mar 25, 2019 at 7:43 PM
  6. Willie X replied to the thread Sligh Floor Clock Chimes Only When Manually Moving Minutes Hand.

    Usually this problem can be made to come and go by turning the minute hand at the center, as if it was a knob. Applying a constant...

    Mar 25, 2019 at 7:03 PM
  7. Willie X replied to the thread Who is regarded to as the worst/least marketable clockmaker?.

    I wouldn't run down the Sessions brand to much. They filled the bill for a low cost decent wood cased clock, a simple inexpensive clock...

    Mar 25, 2019 at 5:31 PM
  8. Willie X replied to the thread Chime Shutoff Lever.

    Yes, the clocks are different and require a completely different 'chime stop' lever set-up. The assembly for the 340 series will...

    Mar 25, 2019 at 5:05 PM
  9. Willie X replied to the thread Thomas Haller Pallet angles.

    Someone (like David L.) will have the correct pallets, or make them. With David L. you will not be taking a chance. Willie X

    Mar 25, 2019 at 1:31 PM
  10. Willie X replied to the thread Chime Shutoff Lever.

    Alan, When you post photos, try to stick with photos of the actual clock in question. Your second photo is a different (tripple chime)...

    Mar 25, 2019 at 1:11 PM
  11. Willie X replied to the thread English My first post: a question about repeatability of cannon wheels and cams.

    Peter, I was joking :smile: ... Lots of people obsess over the timekeeping aspect of there clocks. On the plus side, studying a...

    Mar 25, 2019 at 10:03 AM
  12. Willie X replied to the thread Thomas Haller Pallet angles.

    Yep, that's screwed up pretty bad. It would probably be best to send the movement out to a pro. Willie X

    Mar 25, 2019 at 9:53 AM
  13. Willie X replied to the thread Ridgeway clock g33 serial number rid8817 looking to find a number 1 for moon dial.

    You will find that there are almost as many sizes and styles of numerals as there are clocks and unless the match is exact the new...

    Mar 24, 2019 at 8:06 PM
  14. Willie X replied to the thread Lubricating rinse.

    Most oil and grease gets stickey, or waxey, when it dries. I use MMO as a top oil also, mainly in old engines. The formula and...

    Mar 24, 2019 at 11:44 AM
  15. Willie X replied to the thread English My first post: a question about repeatability of cannon wheels and cams.

    Errors, like you mention, are built into clocks like you mention. You would need to have an astronomical regulator or at least a...

    Mar 24, 2019 at 10:03 AM