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    Chime problem

    Yes i can open the file but can't see where you are talking about, can hear the weak chime but that's it, can you post a photo of the full movement .
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    Gilbert arbor

    Thanks Willy X and RC for the info yes i did mean the barrels i got a bit carried away with it don't normally do that opps
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    Gilbert arbor

    Thanks for that information RC very interesting, so if the date on the regulator is the patent any ideas on the date of the clock.And it will be interesting when i wind it up how long the clock runs for, yes it was very dirty gave everything a first wash to get most of the dirt of and polished...
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    Gilbert arbor

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    Gilbert arbor

    Some more photos if they are any good
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    Gilbert arbor

    YES :)success final got the arbors out, thank's RC the count wheel one came out after a couple of whacks and the other took 4 and no damage done. Thanks again
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    Gilbert arbor

    Thanks RC will have a go at that.
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    Gilbert arbor

    Hope these photos are more clear as you can see the ratchet wheel needs to come off both barrels to get the arbor out but i can't move them, and hope you can see that the count wheel is riveted, thanks for you input
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    Gilbert arbor

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    Gilbert arbor

    Hi wow I am trying to get the mainspring out but can't get the Arbor out, the last photo shows the barrel and the count wheel I think you call it the locking wheel I might be wrong is riveted to the barrel and the ratchet wheel is on the Arbor and I can't get it off on both barrel's does that...
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    Gilbert arbor

    Thanks Willie, click is ok i have unhooked the arbor but it won't pull out so does the ratchet wheel just stay on the arbor seems like a bad design with the count wheel rivited onto to the barrel also.
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    Gilbert arbor

    Just stripped down my first American clock, a Gilbert 1886 mantle clock for cleaning having trouble getting the arbor out ,the count wheel is riveted to the barrel and the ratchet won't budge and i don't want to force anything in case i damage something. I need to get the mainspring out to...
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    Newbie with questions strikes again--Junghans 160 Westminster reassembly

    Hi Jess, you don't need to buy expensive tools for bushing to start with i just bought cheap one's to begin with and done the bushing buy hand on my first clock, and still do it by hand there are video's on you tube to help you with. I got mine from counsin's in the UK in US i think it is...
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    value Perivale Bentima

    Hi Mike that will be a great help to others me included keep my eye out for that
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    Where did Screws come from ?

    Very interesting love the simplicity of the way they found out how to cut a internal thread and armour had screws in
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    Enfield Chime Drum Re-assembly

    HI shutterbug if i got it wrong sorry but that what i was told to do on another forum i am still learning i am interested how you would have done it in case i come across one again
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    Enfield Chime Drum Re-assembly

    Yes if you take the three screws out take off then the plate take the barrel out and have a look on the side of the first wheel nearest to you there should be a number 1 followed buy 2,3,4 line them up ready to strike no need to let the mainspring down.
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    value Perivale Bentima

    When we say count wheel is it also called locking plate because the one i am just finishing and the donor movement i have also has two
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    value Perivale Bentima

    Hi Spacerunner yes need more info could be a number or things and the pictures are not very clear did you actually strip the movement down and take the springs out of the barrels clean everything checked wheels bushes and pivots etc
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    What is the best thing to use to clean clock mechanism

    Hl Mike, just got in the father started the business in Oldham and the brothers came into the business ,a Factory was built by the river which is reported that because it was next to a river they wanted to call it riverside but but the name was taken by an American watch company hence tameside...

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