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    Waterbury Mantel Clock minute hand and strikes issue

    Thank you. I will give that a try. Will be away today but as soon as I get back will flip it and see how it does. Thank you Shutterbug. rfederle
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    Waterbury Mantel Clock minute hand and strikes issue

    Hello again all, Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving for those that observe that Holiday. I have now got the strike on the half hour and the hour correct. It matches my Grandfather Clock nearly spot on. The issue I have now is that the minute hand is not in the correct position on th...
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    Waterbury Mantel Clock minute hand and strikes issue

    Thought I would give an update. I think I am going to have to adjust the "J" again. The hour strikes about 2 minutes slow but the half hour, which I understand is seperate mechanically is dead on. It has run over a week now and wound it this past Monday. I thank all of you for your input and...
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    Waterbury Mantel Clock minute hand and strikes issue

    Thank you. Yes, it was a bit of a pain taking it in and out of the cabinet but the efforts paid off. Yes, it is hard to see in there but I was able to get an idea of what was being talked about and helped me to understand. rfederle
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    Waterbury Mantel Clock minute hand and strikes issue

    Hello again all, I have learned quite a bit here from all those that have replied. I also want to thank Vernon for the PDF file. I read it and using diagram 2 at the bottom I bent that J wire in the proper location and after 24 hours of running (AFTER I got the pendulum to swing after winding a...
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    Waterbury Mantel Clock minute hand and strikes issue

    Thank you Shutterbug, Will be back maybe tomorrow and will have a look see. Yes, the half hours strikes as it should so I will refer to that PDF and have a look at the strike when it reaches the hour. I think I bent the wrong part of that J wire. I so slightly closed the gap on the wire and now...
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    Waterbury Mantel Clock minute hand and strikes issue

    Was just heading out the door and saw this. Opened the doc and saw the diagram. That is very helpfull and I will definitely look at that further when I return. Much appreciated and have a good weekend. I will try and get the wire back in position and look at the arbor tabs. Half hour strikes as...
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    Waterbury Mantel Clock minute hand and strikes issue

    Thank you. I didnt touch those, only the wire to the right of the handshaft looking at the back of the mechanism. I may have to look at that paddle. I will be away for the weekend so will check when I return. rfederle
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    Waterbury Mantel Clock minute hand and strikes issue

    This one, looking at the back of the mechanism is on the right side of handshaft. It is shaped as a "J". I gently bent this wire and I was so gentle I dont think it moved but when it strikes the half hour the minute hand does seem closer to correct time than before but even though I handle the...
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    Waterbury Mantel Clock minute hand and strikes issue

    Yes, I tried turning it over but still the same. I will get a better measurement on the winding shafts. Thank you for the reply. rfederle
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    Waterbury Mantel Clock minute hand and strikes issue

    OK, The one I mentioned does touch the arbor but then there is another on the opposite side that does not. NOW I see a tab on the arbor and I suppose that is what eventually wipes that wire. Would this wire on the opposite side be the "J" I need to adjust? This wire is connected to the shaft...
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    Waterbury Mantel Clock minute hand and strikes issue

    OK, I see a wire that is connected to the shaft the strikes the gong. All are connected and the J wipes the arbor. Is that correct? If it strikes 4 minutes early and I need to bend that where if touches the arbor, which way do I bend and I assume very slightly? From the previous post I...
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    Waterbury Mantel Clock minute hand and strikes issue

    Thank you for the information. I will remove the mechanism today and see if I can locate that and try a slight adjustment. rfederle
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    Waterbury Mantel Clock minute hand and strikes issue

    Thank you. I will certainly look there and thank you for that link to keys. I will take a more accurate measurement. rfederle
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    Waterbury Mantel Clock minute hand and strikes issue

    Hello all, I am new here and this looks like the place to be for me. I have an old Waterbury Clock and tha minute hand fits on a square shaft and once in place, a washer slips on and is pinned in place. After lubricating I finally have it running after getting the pendulum times / adjusted. The...

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