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  1. wow replied to the thread Seth Thomas regulator stop works help.

    I think these old American stops were designed to kee them from being wound tight enough to tear the inner end of the spring where it...

    Feb 23, 2020 at 7:41 PM
  2. wow replied to the thread Seth Thomas regulator stop works help.

    Wind it up tight then back it off about 1/2 turn. Then set the stops to stop position so the spring will not wind past that point or...

    Feb 23, 2020 at 8:25 AM
  3. wow replied to the thread Broken chime bar question.

    The reason for two rods rather than one is to create a more pleasant sound. The rods are normally tuned to a minor third interval which...

    Feb 23, 2020 at 8:18 AM
  4. wow replied to the thread String wound behind minute hand? - Ansonia.

    Do not remove the screws until you let down the time spring. You may damage the escape wheel. You have a real mess but it will clean up....

    Feb 22, 2020 at 6:49 PM
  5. wow posted a new thread.

    Help “Start a Conversation” tab

    It is very difficult for a new person on the MB to find this tab on a profile page. Can it be re-designed to make this feature easier to...

    Forum: Message Board Help & Notices

    Feb 22, 2020 at 9:37 AM
  6. wow replied to the thread Chime fell out of chime bar.

    Go to my profile page and scroll down. You will need to scroll across and find an “information” tab. Scroll down and find “start a...

    Feb 22, 2020 at 9:32 AM
  7. wow replied to the thread Help J C Brown 8 Day Square Plate Movement - Missing Fly.

    Photos of the movement will be very helpful.

    Feb 22, 2020 at 8:35 AM
  8. wow replied to the thread Chime fell out of chime bar.

    Kathy, I can replace and tune the missing rod for you. If interested, send me a private message. WIll

    Feb 22, 2020 at 8:32 AM
  9. wow replied to the thread Broken Mainspring.

    I have a small pair of vice grip pliers with long alligator noses. They work great to clamp the outer rings of the spring while...

    Feb 21, 2020 at 8:46 AM
  10. wow replied to the thread Help HAC Spring barrel question.

    Great idea, RJ.

    Feb 19, 2020 at 10:13 PM
  11. wow replied to the thread So easy to miss sloppy pivots!.

    New, after bushing a movement, try the flip/drop test on the pivots. Turn the movement flat (horizontal) and see if all the pivots fall...

    Feb 19, 2020 at 10:10 PM
  12. wow replied to the thread Help HAC Spring barrel question.

    It can be done on a lathe. Do you have one?

    Feb 19, 2020 at 9:54 PM
  13. wow replied to the thread So easy to miss sloppy pivots!.

    New, you will find that rocking the #1 wheel in any train will show you slop in #2 and maybe # 3, but you will need to work your way up...

    Feb 19, 2020 at 9:58 AM
  14. wow replied to the thread Self Winding Clock Co. help.

    Thanks, James. The contacts in the back seem to be fine. The one in the photo seems to be the culprit. When it runs down, I can touch...

    Feb 19, 2020 at 8:31 AM
  15. wow replied to the thread Play in Centre arbor - opinions...

    Yep. Bad enough to replace IMHO.

    Feb 17, 2020 at 7:20 PM