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  1. blindraccoon

    Becker Clock weight driven movement doesn't stop chiming

    That's a pretty good one kinsler33:confused: but now is the time to terminate this business relationship. I've got a really nice single weight Miniature Vienna Regulator that stops 3-4 times a week since he brought that one back to me. As far as the cat gut goes, it only took about 2 winds to...
  2. blindraccoon

    Becker Clock weight driven movement doesn't stop chiming

    clock ran for less than 24 hours. chime weight broke off at 4 am with a bang. at least it didn't bounce into the glass. write it off as a loss and poor judgement on my part.
  3. blindraccoon

    Becker Clock weight driven movement doesn't stop chiming

    Ok, that's solved. I'll know as soon as I see the movement if the gathering pallet was replaced since I now know what to look for. I appreciate you letting me know what you thought he meant by the term gathering dog. It's not the length of time at all for what should have been a...
  4. blindraccoon

    Becker Clock weight driven movement doesn't stop chiming

    Hi Teaclocks, Believe me, I have not been sitting idly by. I understand that everyone is 'busy' in the clock repair biz so I did wait 6 weeks or until mid April to get an ETA.. Delivery supposed to be April 25 and then at the last minute, didn't work out with his schedule. I strongly texted...
  5. blindraccoon

    Becker Clock weight driven movement doesn't stop chiming

    I just now finally got a text response from 'clock guy' and he says the "gathering dog on my clock had broken". hmmm
  6. blindraccoon

    Becker Clock weight driven movement doesn't stop chiming

    A couple of months ago it was necessary to re-string this movement with cat gut. The weights were hanging on a kind of fish line wire, and the chime side got a bit 'entangled'. Before this entanglement, the clock was working fine. Long story short, I hired the cat gut to be installed and a...
  7. blindraccoon

    Bent gear tooth... Is it always necessary to replace?

    Thank you Dick. Your advice on what to look out for will certainly widen the scope of our conversation!
  8. blindraccoon

    Bent gear tooth... Is it always necessary to replace?

    Whoaha ~Thank you Richard for linking me up to this thread! An amazing discussion on this subject! This informative thread enables me to at least have a more intelligent conversation with the repair person on 'saving the tooth vs yanking it out'. Again, no mention of actual damage to the teeth...
  9. blindraccoon

    Bent gear tooth... Is it always necessary to replace?

    Exactly correct RC. No metal fatigue. But, mea culpa on the cost for this repair... apparently it was 6 teeth, then add the repair of the threaded hole and another screw to fit the threaded hole properly. I have stressed that I would prefer at least an attempt to straighten the teeth if they...
  10. blindraccoon

    Bent gear tooth... Is it always necessary to replace?

    I'm already on it! ;) Thanks Shutterbug
  11. blindraccoon

    Bent gear tooth... Is it always necessary to replace?

    Knowing that there is the potential of 'it could fail in the near future', I'd rather at least try that option first. I'm not sure why he's adamant about replacing teeth as there is no mention of cracking, etc. Horrible thing to admit, but if this were, let's say on the rarer side of spring...
  12. blindraccoon

    Bent gear tooth... Is it always necessary to replace?

    Hi David and thanks for your input. The movement is in the hands of a clock repairer. First time I've used him. When he initially looked at the movement, he was relieved to say 'teeth look fine'. He dismantled the movement to repair the 'bad' threaded screw / hole that normally holds the...
  13. blindraccoon

    Bent gear tooth... Is it always necessary to replace?

    Any information that you all could provide would be very helpful in helping me to determine whether or not I should go forward with the repair of this movement. The pics are probably not going to be of much help, but I've included two of 'em just the same. Thanks in advance!
  14. blindraccoon

    Seth Thomas Movement T&S Sounds Like a Machine Gun Going Off

    BUT, after the bad thing happens, how is it 'auto' correcting itself and operating completely normal for the next 8 days? Is that what you mean by a timing issue earlier in the train? I see myself making a trip to the clock doctoro_O
  15. blindraccoon

    Seth Thomas Movement T&S Sounds Like a Machine Gun Going Off

    Okay Willie, I will follow your and RC's instructions and yes, I will be very careful! Thanks to you and RC for the explicit instructions. Btw, is this happening because the fly slips out of that tiny groove in the arbor and then slips itself back in to the groove?
  16. blindraccoon

    Seth Thomas Movement T&S Sounds Like a Machine Gun Going Off

    Hi Bob, Unfortunately, I never tested or viewed the movement (dial off) when this odd/fast striking action occurred when first fully wound. I wish I would have done that. I'm going to follow Willie's and RC's recommendation and hopefully that will work. I'll know immediately when I wind the...
  17. blindraccoon

    Seth Thomas Movement T&S Sounds Like a Machine Gun Going Off

    okay RC, here's a few pictures ~
  18. blindraccoon

    Seth Thomas Movement T&S Sounds Like a Machine Gun Going Off

    Hi RC and thanks for looking at this problem, too. The strikes on the bell are so fast, you wouldn't believe it. I swear, It's like the movement has gone nuts! It could be 25 strikes, probably more, during that 15-30 second period, and I've got my hand in there trying to muffle or even slow...
  19. blindraccoon

    Seth Thomas Movement T&S Sounds Like a Machine Gun Going Off

    I will check out numbers 1 & 2, but I like possibility #3 the best! Thanks for the laugh, Bangster!
  20. blindraccoon

    Seth Thomas Movement T&S Sounds Like a Machine Gun Going Off

    Just acquired this Anglo clock w/ ST movement in September. It was actually 1/2 wound up when I first mounted it on the wall. All was perfect, including the time keeping. After it wound down, I fully wound it and the chime hammer was going off on the bell like a machine gun. This goes on for...

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