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    Had to log on this morning.

    I know that, I was explaining my experience because I trying to answer his question.
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    Had to log on this morning.

    When I clear my Google history the nawcc sign on disappeared.
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    Chicago School Materials, or Caveat Emptor, Silly

    Let me show you some pictures of the pages. One more thing I have learned is you tube is a very helpful resource. A word of caution. Many of these people don't have a clue what they are doing so be careful. What several videos to see what their talent is. Here are a couple pictures of the...
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    Chicago School Materials, or Caveat Emptor, Silly

    Here are some pictures, it only get worse, Patrick
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    Chicago School Materials, or Caveat Emptor, Silly

    Hello, I didn't see your name. I have an original set of the Chicago school of watchmakers course. Let me tell you that the pages are not illustrated very well. Pay the big bucks and buy "Henry B. Fried" the watch repairers manual. I am sure you can find them on ebay or a clock parts store...
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    The very Disappointing National in Dayton, Ohio

    Hi Bruce, a little slow but I just found the discussion. As I was reading all the comments the thought occurred to me thst a survey of the members needs to be done. Then I came across your comment saying the very same thing. Interesting enough no body picked up on that idea. Well it needs to be...
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    Chelsea Ship's Bell strike...

    Mark, It sounds to me that you have a 4" clock. The 4 phillips screws remove the movement from the case. I might be wrong but it sounds like you haven't removed the movement from the case. If you haven't removed the movement from the case then when you do the dial is held in place with 3...
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    Chelsea Ship's Bell strike...

    Hello Mark I am sorry to hear you ended up breaking the hands. I saw your post Friday but wanted to wait until I had the book in front me to give the correct terminology. Patrick
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    Chelsea Ship's Bell strike...

    Mark I just found this message. Hello Mark, I have been repairing Chelsea Shipsbell for years and I have about 10 in my collection. I have also encountered the problem you have and I have a solution. If you look inside the movement you will see on the time train the center wheel and attached...
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    Chelsea Ship's Bell Repair

    Hi Richard, I have had this very problem several times. I don't get on here very often so responses may take a couple of days. I have all the drawings and would be happy to share them. Give me the contact information. Patrick
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    Chelsea Ship's Bell Repair

    Part number 19. Patrick
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    Chelsea Ship's Bell Repair

    Richard, I collect Chelsea time and shipsbell clock plus repair them. What you are describing sounds like the unit warn levers might be bound up. This has happened to me and binds up both trains. Just release it and that might solve the problem. I have included the drawing for reference. Strike...
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    Triple chime Vienna Regulator needs help

    The easiest way to disassemble this clock is to take pictures each time you remove a part. There is a lot of rust that needs to be polished. Clean as you normally would oil and assemble. They are beautiful to listen to. Just use the pictures you took to assemble and note the position of the...
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    Chimes on Chelsea Ships Clock

    Remy, I have worked on many Chelsea shipsbell clocks and know the setup very well. I am willing to share that info with you. The pins have to be set exactly at the 12 PM setting plus all the gathering pin. See the attached picture. Patrick
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    Carriage clock spring

    Gosh yes, winding clocks. Been doing it for over 50 years. Ok let me confess. I took my daughter's word that it was too tight. Well after I released the springs and opened the barrels, they were wound all the way. I haven't repaired this clock in years. Might explain why it wasn't running. Oh...
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    Carriage clock spring

    As my luck would it, the platform slipped out of my hand and dropped upside onto the balance. Why did I remove the platform, I needed to remove the platform to separate the plates and remove the barrels. As for the broken pivot, I use Clint Eastwood's words "a man has to know his limitations"...
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    Carriage clock spring

    Before I forget, thank you Christopher for the detail you sent me. I will be studying the information. Thanks Patrick
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    Carriage clock spring

    The clock is torn down and I have added the pictures. The spring measurements all agree on the broken spring, the replacement spring and the old strike spring. Everything moves without any problems. As if that wasn't enough I dropped the balance bridge breaking the balance staff. Ugh!!!
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    Carriage clock spring

    Thanks for all the thoughts, so Christopher, I measured the old spring vs the new and it appears to be twice as long. Thoughts, well one is that the previous repair person just cut the damaged area from the spring and reinstalled the remaining spring. Second comment you had both springs or one...
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    Carriage clock spring

    I have a carriage clock that I have come to believe has the wrong main spring. I measured and matched the spring in the clock but I am convinced it's to strong. Takes an act of Congress to wind. So comes the generic question. Does anybody have a clue as to the correct spring. It's french...

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