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    Need some info on bracket clock

    I now have the clock and on removing the bell can see that it was made by the Japy Freres with G Med D'Honneur also include on the logo. From some research this would suggest that it was made sometime between 1855 and 1873, i.e. the years when the Japy brothers held that honor. From the photo...
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    Need some info on bracket clock

    My friend has found out some more about the clock. Joseph Silvani was born in Italy but worked in Brighton, England in the 1850s and 60s. He was also known for barometers as a lot of Italians were. The clock looks to be made in France and Mr Silvani probably imported the movement and retailed...
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    Need some info on bracket clock

    Thanks for the info guys. I'll find out more when I receive the clock and come back with any other hints as to its identity.
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    Need some info on bracket clock

    A friend of mine has received this clock from the estate of an old neighbour and has asked if I can help him get some more info on it and also to see if I can get it working. I don't have the clock yet so can only include the photos and some details that he sent to me. The makers name appears...
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    Advice on drawing/drafting software

    Some very good suggestions guys especially that from Jim above. Being an ex IT professional I do have some experience with drawing programs though not particularly AutoCAD which upon initial use does seem rather complicated. My current needs are quite simple so I'll try some of the other...
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    Advice on drawing/drafting software

    Got Autocad Fusion 360 installed now. It does seem a bit complicated but I'm sure with a bit of study I'll get the hang of it. Many thanks.
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    Advice on drawing/drafting software

    Thanks. I'll give it a try. I notice that the free version for personal use is not available on the EU site but only on the US one but I guess I can probably get it from there.
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    Advice on drawing/drafting software

    I want to ask the group if anyone had a recommendation on what (PC) software would suit best for drafting designs for such things as a bushing tool which I am now attempting to make. I know a professional clock repair friend who uses Autocad for all these kind of things but he makes clocks and...
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    Strange behaviour from wall clock

    So far RC's suggestion seems to have worked but I'll try it few times just to make sure and perhaps in the interest of completeness I should examine the clutch as Uhralt suggested.
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    Strange behaviour from wall clock

    Thanks RC, I'll try that one first as it will save me disassembling the clock again.
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    Strange behaviour from wall clock

    Thanks, I'll give it a try and report back.
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    Strange behaviour from wall clock

    I recently bought an unnamed wall clock which came without a pendulum and after some advice in another post in this forum managed to make one which seemed to work fine. I've now gotten around to testing the clock more extensively and have observed some very strange behaviour. When I set the...
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    Need advice on buying brass hammer

    Interesting Willie, proves yet again that there are usually multiple ways of doing anything and you don't know if something will work until you try it. We need people that go against the conventional wisdom.
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    Need advice on buying brass hammer

    Thanks Bruce and no, I hope not to be driving any nails with it.
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    Need advice on buying brass hammer

    I was reading a recent post about fixing escape wheel teeth and there was mention of planishing the teeth using a brass hammer. As I am in the process of repairing a clock in which the escape wheel needs some attention and possible planishing I think it might be advisable to acquire a brass...
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    Temperamental wall clock?

    Yeah. I thought that was a pretty heavy pendulum!
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    Temperamental wall clock?

    Wow, I think my clock may have the same auto beat arrangement, see attached. So I'll disassemble again and widen the spring a bit.
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    Temperamental wall clock?

    I just weighed the pendulum and its 140g/5oz which doesn't seem to heavy to me.
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    Temperamental wall clock?

    I have recently serviced this very nice skeleton wall clock that I bought at an auction, no name or other markings. It came with the weight but was without a pendulum so I constructed one with advice from some members here and after several adjustments to the pendulum length it kept good time...
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    Pendulum leader query

    It's a 2 train English mantle clock. I have it running now and will adjust the pendulum length as needed.

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