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  1. MikeDeB

    Vintage Helper Spring Rehab or Replacement?

    It appears that the lower part of the spring is not attached to anything but is riding on the click spring. Try it with the lower part of the spring resting on the 90 degree tab that's on the bottom of the warning lever, next to the hour shaft.
  2. MikeDeB

    Can't figure out how the striking train works in this Seth Thomas 30hr lyre movement

    Re: Can't figure out how the striking train works in this Seth Thomas 30hr lyre movem I didn't put a new helper spring in and it works just fine.
  3. MikeDeB

    Can't figure out how the striking train works in this Seth Thomas 30hr lyre movement

    Re: Can't figure out how the striking train works in this Seth Thomas 30hr lyre movem Just want to let everyone know the clock is up and running and striking the hours as intended. Thanks again for all the advice and help. RC, a huge thanks for the explanation and video! Mike
  4. MikeDeB

    Can't figure out how the striking train works in this Seth Thomas 30hr lyre movement

    Re: Can't figure out how the striking train works in this Seth Thomas 30hr lyre movem RC, thank you so much for the video and the explanation! As far as the symptoms I experienced, I really didn't experience any. The trip wire on the main shaft would raise the J hook but nothing happened...
  5. MikeDeB

    Can't figure out how the striking train works in this Seth Thomas 30hr lyre movement

    I've recently got this Seth Thomas cottage clock which has a 30 hour lyre movement in it for repair. The movement is marked Plymouth, Conn. and the case is marked Thomaston, Conn. putting it in about the early 1860s. The client said they had it repaired about 15 or 20 years ago and the strike...
  6. MikeDeB

    Need help with a Seth Thomas #86 in a gallery clock

    Hi all. Wanted to give an update and say thanks to all for the comments and advise. Particularly I want to thank Harold. You nailed it. After the last post I took the movement and removed both the escape wheel and the anchor. When it did run I noticed that there were 2 teeth on the escape...
  7. MikeDeB

    Need help with a Seth Thomas #86 in a gallery clock

    Ok, the first video is right after start up and the second is 8 minutes later. https://youtu.be/-RrvZCEYN6o https://youtu.be/nRb08m8Rrmw
  8. MikeDeB

    Need help with a Seth Thomas #86 in a gallery clock

    When I did the repairs to the case I also checked the cast iron mounting bracket and it's as straight as an arrow. The movement mounts to it without any area of the rear plate higher or lower than the rest of the plate. It's a real stumper. When you first start it off it looks great but then...
  9. MikeDeB

    Need help with a Seth Thomas #86 in a gallery clock

    Willie, I tried what you suggested. All the wheels turn very smoothly; no binding anywhere. I did it in all positions with no issues. I had inspected the pallets during the first go around and due to wear on the pallet faces I moved the escape wheel on its arbor so the teeth will strike an...
  10. MikeDeB

    Need help with a Seth Thomas #86 in a gallery clock

    Thanks Willie, I will give it a try.
  11. MikeDeB

    Need help with a Seth Thomas #86 in a gallery clock

    I wound the springs almost all the way. Prior to final assembly I installed the train and it was very smooth with no binding whatsoever. I'm sure the bushings are not too tight. When the movement is out of the case and not attached to the pendulum it won't stop running.
  12. MikeDeB

    Need help with a Seth Thomas #86 in a gallery clock

    Hi all, I'm having trouble with a Seth Thomas gallery clock with what I believe has a #86 movement. The clock case measures 32" in diameter with a 24" dial. The problem I'm having is that the pendulum doesn't seem to have enough amplitude to run properly. As a result the clock runs extremely...
  13. MikeDeB

    Scottie TX Memorial Give Away #1

    I'll take #60. It's a good number. :-)
  14. MikeDeB

    How would you fix this ST 48N center shaft?

    Awesome repair! Looks like it will last forever.
  15. MikeDeB

    Carriage clock -- need pics and dimensions or parts

    Re: Carriage clock -- need pusc and dimensins or parts I don't know if this will help but here is a carriage clock I've had for a while (it's in the cue to get overhauled). It measures just over 5 inches high by 3 1/2 inches wide by 3 inches deep. The the centers of the stubs (for the handle)...
  16. MikeDeB

    Hermle question about burnishing piviots

    Good to know. Thanks.
  17. MikeDeB

    Good de-greasers for movements drowned in oil and WD40?

    You could also try brake cleaner or carb cleaner in a spray can. I would give everything a normal cleaning afterwards.
  18. MikeDeB

    All in one Engineer's tool kit (Yes this is a joke)

    That's a good one! :-)
  19. MikeDeB

    How would YOU get this spring out of the sleeve?

    How did the spring get in the sleeve?

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