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    Fusee Clock Mainspring Adjustment Query

    Shall do and will report back!
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    Fusee Clock Mainspring Adjustment Query

    By slow it down you mean lower the pendulum bob rather than adjusting the pre-tension, right?
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    Fusee Clock Mainspring Adjustment Query

    Evening folks, I’ve been working on an English two fusee clock movement off and on for some months. I’ve got it reassembled and it runs nicely. I’m curious about the fine tuning of the time side mainspring. Currently the pre-load/set-up is one full turn of the mainspring arbor. The clock...
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    Info on Berguer, London bracket clock?

    By way of update I've had a chance to look more closely at the movement and attach some photos. The nest of bells is misaligned due to a broken support post so I'll have to rectify that before I can post a video of it chiming. One fusee train runs the big musical chime, one train runs the...
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    Info on Berguer, London bracket clock?

    Thanks very much for that! I've been poking around as well and so far that is the only reference I can locate to an actual clock with the Berguer name on it. I'll see what I can do about a video.
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    Info on Berguer, London bracket clock?

    I don't suppose anyone has any photos/knowledge of any other clocks by any of the Berguers working in London in the early 19th century? My assumption is that this clock would have been by Charles Berguer since Britten lists him alone of the four as a musical clock maker. For such a complicated...
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    Info on Berguer, London bracket clock?

    A pleasure to meet you Ralph! My daughter's education fund thanks you for not pressing further! What other goodies did you score?
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    Info on Berguer, London bracket clock?

    Here we go! Four fusee trains and height is 25 1/2 inches.
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    Info on Berguer, London bracket clock?

    I’ve come across a musical bracket clock marked on the dial and the back plate with “Berguer, London” and was wondering if anyone had any information about the clockmaker or any similarly marked clocks. Britten lists a Charles Berguer as a musical clockmaker in Lonion c. 1825 a sell as a couple...
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    Tool WTB - Watchmaker's Lathe and accessories - Boley, Lorsch, etc

    Looking to buy a watchmaker's lathe in decent shape with accessories included (collets, cross slide, cutters, Jacot drum, etc).
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    Replacing Convex Glass in Bracket Clock Bezel

    That may well be what I do but I'd like to have a backup plan just in case!
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    Replacing Convex Glass in Bracket Clock Bezel

    Just outside Toronto, Ontario. Willing to ship if needed; I just want to make sure it’s done right.
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    Replacing Convex Glass in Bracket Clock Bezel

    Thanks for the guidance! If I don’t want to attempt it myself, any recommendations for who to contact?
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    Replacing Convex Glass in Bracket Clock Bezel

    No visible seam. Here’s the inside of the bezel from front and back:
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    Replacing Convex Glass in Bracket Clock Bezel

    Here we go: Appears to be a single piece spun bezel with a groove that the glass edge fits into. I assume the type that would have required the bezel to be heated so the glass dropped in and was held tight as the brass cooled and shrunk. Here’s the glass taped back together for measurement...
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    Replacing Convex Glass in Bracket Clock Bezel

    Hi all - I have a Regency bracket clock with a convex glass in the bezel, now sadly broken. I'm located in Canada but want to have this replaced properly. Can anyone recommend someone to install the replacement glass?
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    English Longcase Strike-Silent Mechanism Help Needed

    That would make sense. Going in one direction the lever would be spring loaded so it wouldn't require much force to activate it and going in the opposite direction the pin would just force the lever along until it stopped. The pins would also serve to keep the lever from falling off the end of...
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    English Longcase Strike-Silent Mechanism Help Needed

    So far, in poking through the internet the only mechanism I could find that looks like it might make sense is this one: It moves within the two guide pins on the back of the dial but this one has a snail to guide the top of the lever whereas all I have is a disc with two pins.
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    English Longcase Strike-Silent Mechanism Help Needed

    That's my guess too. What I can't figure out is how the top of lever interacts with the pins on the disc behind the Strike/Silent hand. The diameter of the disc and the spacing of the pins doesn't seem like the usual method of a vertical slot in the lever would work.
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    English Longcase Strike-Silent Mechanism Help Needed

    Yes, there is a screw hole and hole for a guide pin on the rear of the backplate that would line up with a leaf spring.

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