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    New York NY Standard Watch Co. clock

    You might also want to take a look at the earlier comments in this thread about the rocker indexing used in the 60 bpm movement. Unlike the 80/120 bpm clocks, these index/advance on both the left and right pendulum swing.
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    New York NY Standard Watch Co. clock

    I don't have one to measure, but that seems about right for the suspension spring. If you have shortened things 1/4", I have to wonder it the escape wheel is advancing properly.
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    New York NY Standard Watch Co. clock

    Your clock looks like it is the same as the gallery clock I shared, a few comments back. 14" dial?
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    New York NY Standard Watch Co. clock

    Those crutch pins and pendulum rods are a great idea and look real good. Are the original pins difficult to remove? I have one that I need to sharpen or change. If you make enough pendulum bobs to sell, let me know. If I had a good copy, I may be able to get some cast in iron.
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    New York NY Standard Watch Co. clock

    I have a clock like the one on the left that I began working on recently. I also have a 14" dial gallery that I bought without a movement, but like you, I also had the movement for a few years before I found the case. I have collected NYS advertising over the years and it has always seemed...
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    New York NY Standard Watch Co. clock

    The 80 beat movement is the most common. Your chances of finding a movement are pretty good. It's usually the dials and pendulums that are missing. A NYS clock seems to be more likely to be missing parts than any other clock I might encounter.
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    New York NY Standard Watch Co. clock

    I like the #10 a lot. It looks like your #10 case has a movement? I think that the #10 may have been very influenced or even copied from a Fischer Clock Company clock. I have a Fischer wall clock that is missing pieces from the top. It appears to be nearly identical to a NYS #10, except the...
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    New York NY Standard Watch Co. clock

    I have found that they are pretty hard on batteries if they cycle every 30 seconds. I have often used 4 D cells in a series/parallel, 3 volt, arrangement to extend the time the batteries will last. It is a bit tricky getting some of them to cycle for longer periods though. I have several that...
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    New York NY Standard Watch Co. clock

    While I can't be certain that NYS never used wear plates on their pendulum rods, my NYS clocks do not have wear plates or any evidence of ever having them.
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    New York NY Standard Watch Co. clock

    Magnet wire will no doubt work, but I would want a more durable insulation/covering on the wire. I have a number of these clocks and I retain the original wire if it is present and serviceable, but I use modern insulated wire where the original wire is too far gone or missing. I have not...
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    New York NY Standard Watch Co. clock

    If you want to use cloth wire, but it will not pass through the original holes, you might consider placing a short piece of bare or varnished copper wire through the hole to act as a terminal, and then connect cloth wire on each end of the terminal. I noticed that I have a #10 NYS with...
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    New York NY Standard Watch Co. clock

    I was working on a NYS #20 Gallery just now and noticed that it still has original wiring. However, I would be surprised if the company always used the same wire. The wire in this clock is in pretty good shape inside the case and the cloth covering has completely disintegrated after it exits...
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    Atkins Round Top Weight Driven Wall Clocks

    I am restoring one of the these rather rare Atkins wall clocks. This is the longer model; it is about 39 inches long with a ten inch dial. The original pendulum is missing. I need to make the rod and find an appropriate bob. Does anyone here own one of these, or have the measurements of the...
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    SWCC Problem

    A picture of your movement may be helpful. I have SWCC clocks with the rotary motors. They are 3 volt. However, I had not seen the 4.5 volt motor shown in Alan's picture. I would make very sure that your movement does not have the usual three pole (sometimes two pole) rotary motor located...
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    SB Terry Slant Bottom Regulator

    I am wondering if anyone here has one of these that still has an original bottom board? I have asked in the past about this part and have yet to find the measurements of the various pieces that comprise the bottom.
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    Welch, Spring & Co. - Cary - Date?

    The fall of 1880 catalog shows the Cary. Bulletin Supplement #12 (1978) contains quite a lot of information about the Patti clocks and gives the time period 1879-1884 for the Cary. Tran's first Welch book shows a date of 1880. I did not see an original price listed.
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    Welch and Spring No. 1 Regulator

    A picture of the movement with the front plate removed.
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    Welch and Spring No. 1 Regulator

    I thought I would add an update, since there does not appear to be a lot of information available about this model. I cleaned and oiled the movement and have it running. It is running with surprisingly little weight. I have 3 1/2 pounds on each side and so far that is enough for it to run quite...
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    Welch and Spring No. 1 Regulator

    Thanks Steve, I somehow had not thought about looking at Tran's Welch book. I think the same picture is in the first edition on page 90. My movement does look like that movement and it is in a Regulator No. 1. This is very helpful. My suspicion about running time may be wrong. But running...
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    Welch and Spring No. 1 Regulator

    Thanks Steve, that is part of my question. The references that I have show only the 8-day double weight version. This clock has an upside down, double weight movement and is certainly more than 8-day, most likely 30 day. I am certain that the movement is original to the clock. I have found...

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