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    1892 Seth Thomas 5-7/8 Plus 1/2 Movement

    Yes, a prior repair person bent it, took two punches on the verge pivot hole, and three on the third wheel pivot hole. Yikes! All better now. Fully bushed and clock has been running steady for a week.
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    1892 Seth Thomas 5-7/8 Plus 1/2 Movement

    Thanks, Willie. Anybody have an idea what the "1/2" means?
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    1892 Seth Thomas 5-7/8 Plus 1/2 Movement

    I'm in the process of restoring an 1892 Seth Thomas kitchen clock. It arrived mostly complete, but I'll need to fashion the alarm trip lever, as it was tossed years ago. So far, I've bushed, cleaned and oiled the movement, and it's been running in the test stand for a few days. As the attached...
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    Help JB weld removal

    I'm a newbie to clock repair, but like many, I've been using various epoxy products for years. As an aside, regarding J-B Weld, it's a bit like calling all tissue paper "Kleenex." The company, J-B Weld, makes all kinds of epoxy products, like liquid 5 minute epoxy (amber), epoxy putty for marine...
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    Seth Thomas 120 - Is This a Press Fit?

    Thank you, Dave. I was worried about it being "over-restored," but the condition on receipt was beyond "gracefully aging patina," and more into the realm of "parts donor," albeit with everything present, and no prior attempt at repair beyond a WD40 bath. Besides cleaning and repairing the...
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    Seth Thomas 120 - Is This a Press Fit?

    Thanks again for the great help here. It turns out the brass bushing behind the clutch on the minute hand shaft had a crack in it. I contacted a local clock maker, and he made me a new bushing. Then I went down the rabbit hole in a deep way. This guy had a 2nd set of equipment that he bought...
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    Seth Thomas 120 - Is This a Press Fit?

    You nailed my initial thoughts exactly, RC, thanks. I want to give this a solid cleaning and observe each wheel and pivot in its bushing carefully, and analyze the pallets and arbors just to become familiar with all the bits. I'm already way deeper than I thought I'd be in this, and have spent...
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    Seth Thomas 120 - Is This a Press Fit?

    Thank you, gents. This is great stuff!
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    Seth Thomas 120 - Is This a Press Fit?

    Thank you Willie. Can you direct me to your recommendation? I've seen that a bushing assortment is inexpensive at Timesavers, but I hadn't considered a press or lathe. Note I'm happy to get my hands dirty. I've restored a few electric pin-movement 4 jewell Smiths clocks from 1960s Jaguars...
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    Seth Thomas 120 - Is This a Press Fit?

    Thanks, everyone, for your replies. I appreciate the help and understand the pitfalls. The clock runs fine. Chiming and pendulum swing, no problems. The minute hand is balky, and often fails after half a day, and sometimes picks up again. The prior caretaker sprayed a bunch of WD-40 into the...
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    Seth Thomas 120 - Is This a Press Fit?

    Hello, newbie here. I have a Seth Thomas 120 movement from a 1920s tambour clock partially disassembled. I have been reading four of Conover's books, studied numerous posts on this great forum, watched YouTube videos of the somewhat more complex 124 movement, and have taken photos and videos of...
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    New haven Chime train too fast then too slow...

    Outstanding! Thanks!
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    New haven Chime train too fast then too slow...

    Thanks, Willie, Merry Christmas to you too. Note that my Googling led me here. I didn't get any other results. Very peculiar. I will check out David Goodman's book. Cheers. BTW, what instructions, specifically, "at the top of the page?"
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    New haven Chime train too fast then too slow...

    Thank you for your reply. Yes, I'm a novice at this, researching where I can. Interestingly, the Connover book, Clock Repair Basics, has no mention of the fly, and Penman's The Clock Repairer's Handbook has only a passing reference (which is how I came to know it as a "fly"), and not even...
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    New haven Chime train too fast then too slow...

    Deloid, I'm having the same issue with a Seth Thomas Chateau mantel clock that had a replacement 89A movement installed after WWII. At first I thought the chime fly (fan) wasn't supplying enough back-pressure to slow the chiming movement, but I can't see how to "seize" up the fly pivots without...
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    Should the Stopworks (Geneva Stop) gears be removed on Seth Thomas 89A?

    Hi, all, this is my first post here and I'm excited as heck. Due to the Covid quarantine, I've taken up horology as a pastime. Thus, I am a rank novice. I'm fortunate to have an 1860s clock (Pretty sure, anyway) that was refitted with the subject 89A movement shortly after WWII, as best as I...

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