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  1. Ticktocktime100

    Sourcing pins (rubies) for a Brocot escapement

    Sicerest thanks to all who have responded. I was hoping such resources would exist for obtaining these pins but was not aware they did. The Cousins selection sems to be a good match. I think that they are commonly termed ruby pins as they probably were actual rubies when the Brocot escapement...
  2. Ticktocktime100

    Sourcing pins (rubies) for a Brocot escapement

    Hi all, As I was working on the four glass clock I posted another question about a couple of days ago, I noticed that one of the pins (rubies) on the anchor of the Brocot escapement was in the wrong position and therefore was not latching into the escape wheel teeth properly. Then, the wost...
  3. Ticktocktime100

    Removing movement from a four glass clock/crystal regulator

    Many thanks gents for the good suggestions. In the end, I decided to investigate and see what the purpose of the screw I mentioned was. As I had hoped, it allowed me to remove the top cover of the clock, giving me access to the third set of mounting screws underneath, and then to slide the...
  4. Ticktocktime100

    Removing movement from a four glass clock/crystal regulator

    Hi all, I’m going to service a recent acquisition, this Marti four glass clock, or crystal regulator. As it’s been a while since I last took one apart, I can’t remember how to go about getting the movement out once I’ve removed the screws from the mounts on either side, as it would appear that...
  5. Ticktocktime100

    Ultrasonic cleaner question

    Thank you all ever so much for the responses and valuable information! This certainly points me in the right direction. Will keep you posted. Regards.
  6. Ticktocktime100

    Ultrasonic cleaner question

    Hi all, It's been a while since I last posted. After many years of cleaning my clocks by hand, albeit effectively, with a brass brush, I am considering investing in an ultrasonic cleaner. From the relatively basic research I have done so far, I understand that there are a great deal of...
  7. Ticktocktime100

    Mantle clock striking problem

    Problem solved! Again, many thanks. The minute hand was indeed not on properly. However, it seems that another issue has arisen with this clock: I can't put it in beat. It has an anchor escapement, and when I adjust it the pendulum swings, but the anchor part does not latch into each tooth of...
  8. Ticktocktime100

    Mantle clock striking problem

    Thank you both for your replies. I will let the clock run for a while and see what happens. Shutterbug, are you asking if it ever chimes on the hour, or in general? It chimes perfectly at a quarter past, half past, and a quarter to, but I get nothing on the hour, apart from the "warning signal"...
  9. Ticktocktime100

    Mantle clock striking problem

    Hi, I purchased a German Emes mantle clock with Westminster chimes in good, clean condition. After oiling and re-installing the movement, I checked if the chimes were in sync and noticed that the clock struck perfectly except on the hour. The movement does go into "warning", but then nothing...
  10. Ticktocktime100

    Senden 2 jewel movement

    Hi, I'm currently working on a very standard little Senden 2 jewel movement from an alarm clock. It now runs, but I can not get the knob/screw to adjust the speed of the clock back into place correctly. I can post photos if required. Any help would be great, thanks! Regards
  11. Ticktocktime100

    Cuckoo clock is not striking. Why?

    Hi, I acquired a little cuckoo clock this past week-end. I just finished working on it and it is on test run. The bellows need repairs and I left them out to make sure the time side is working fine first. For now, it hasn't stopped. But I do have a problem with the strike. It will not go off and...
  12. Ticktocktime100

    how can I slow clock that runs too fast?

    Hi, If I understand correctly, you adjusted the nut that pushes up or lowers the pendulum bob. Does this clock have a double ended key? If so, the smaller end fits into a very small winding hole which has S for slow on one side of it and F for fast on the other. So to adjust the clock's speed...
  13. Ticktocktime100

    Not this problem again!

    UPDATE: The clock is now running well.
  14. Ticktocktime100

    Not this problem again!

    Bob, Randy, Chris, Bangster, Harold, thank you all for these great suggestions. I don't have a heat gun, so I may try heating a knife blade to melt the glue and if that doesn't work, I will just pry the bellows off. Thanks again! Regards.
  15. Ticktocktime100

    Not this problem again!

    Thank you Shutterbug and Tinker, I appreciate it! What would you suggest I use to heat the glue without damaging the wood? Thanks again very much! Regards.
  16. Ticktocktime100

    Not this problem again!

    Hi, I am a TOTAL sucker for cuckoo clocks and, of course, when this one showed up at a flea market yesterday for only 3 bucks, how could I resist? It only came with one weight, but it's in super condition. There are two things wrong with it. One: the time train chain has come off the sprockets...
  17. Ticktocktime100

    Speed adjusting.

    Hi, This is more of an adjustment question and it may sound silly. I have a novelty clock: the pendulum rod is wire and the bob is metal. If I move the bob up or down, will it regulate the speed? I hope this is comprehensible and thanks for your help! Regards.
  18. Ticktocktime100

    Bending metal.

    Thank you both very much! Since posting, I fixed the (probably steel) hanger. As to how it got bent, I think it was because the clock was upside down when I found it in an antique shop. It is now hanging nicely on the wall. Regards.
  19. Ticktocktime100

    Bending metal.

    Hi, I acquired a wall clock, the metal hanger of which is bent. Does anyone have a suggestion to bend it back into shape without weakining or snapping the metal? A good pair of pliers, perhaps? Thanks! Regards.
  20. Ticktocktime100

    Half-hour cuckoo, striking problem.

    Thank you all very much indeed!!! I think, that for this one, I will follow Shutterbug's suggestion and leave it as is. Regards.

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