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    Gilbert Mantel - Bim Bam - Chimes slow to strike

    D Well, the clock seems to have fixed itself.Maybe the oil just needed time to work its way through. Thanks everyone
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    Gilbert Mantel - Bim Bam - Chimes slow to strike

    Thank you, Willie. This is very informative.
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    Gilbert Mantel - Bim Bam - Chimes slow to strike

    Hi, everyone. Picked up this Gilbert mantel clock at a church yard sale. Works fine, except the chime strikes are like in slow motion. I think the hammers need adjusted downward, but wanted to check with the gang first. Seems like the arms are both gummy and not aligned properly. Any ideas on...
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    Movement for Zaandam Clock

    I'll give that a try. Could this be why it needs extra weight?
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    Movement for Zaandam Clock

    Good to know. Thanks
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    Movement for Zaandam Clock

    Apologies for the late reply but been out of the country for work. Got a new suspension spring as suggested. Now it seems it will only run with extra weight added to the drive side. The suspension spring is off by one millimeter compared to the old one (Timesavers didn't have an exact match)...
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    Movement for Zaandam Clock

    Hey Guys. Was able to take the movement out, but not without breaking off one of the ribbons on the suspension spring as shown in the pictures. I’m guess the whole suspension spring will need replaced. It won’t work with just one ribbon attached, will it? The second issue is that the verge is...
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    Movement for Zaandam Clock

    Thanks, Willie.I’ll check that, too.
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    Movement for Zaandam Clock

    Right. I left it unattached so the picture might be more clear. But appreciate your comments.
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    Movement for Zaandam Clock

    Got it. Thanks.
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    Movement for Zaandam Clock

    Hello, all. Long-time lurker, first-time poster. Working on a Dutch Zaandam clock with a FHS movement 261-080. It seems the pendulum will not swing to the left side; almost as if the notch in the plate is blocking. Surely this can’t be the design. I’m afraid to bend the arm upward in the event I...

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