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    Forestville OG - To Stain or Not to Stain

    That is the question! The original finish on the clock (shellac) was one of two clocks I've had over 15 years of working that was SO BAD the finish had to be removed. The clock had spent 70+ years in a PA attic collecting...well, stuff...and with the summer temperatures, moisture, etc the...
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    Solved Seth Thomas No 2 Pendulum Swing

    I bought a Seth Thomas No 2 regulator at the Regional NAWCC Convention in York back in November. I have refurbished the case, cleaned and oiled the movement, and put the clock into operation as of this week. Unfortunately, I have been disappointed as to the swing of the pendulum. Most of what...
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    American New Haven Spin Start Clock

    I am having some trouble having to clean and oil a New Haven electric spin start clock every 3 years or so. I think it may be that I have been putting oil on the small thin rod that the rotor spins on. Could someone who knows these clocks give me an opinion on whether the rotor rod should be...
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    Seth Thomas Mark I Deck Clock Balance Staff

    I am new to staffing, so hopefully someone can help me out. I have an Elgin Style Balance platform (round) and the staff has two broken pivots, so it must be replaced. I have carefully measured everything and I think I need an Elgin 861 staff (16 size). However there is an old style and a new...
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    Seth Thomas Mark I Deck Clock

    I'm repairing one of these and have a number of issues, however here is question #1. I opened the mainspring barrel and was greeted by a REALLY BAD smell. Nothing like the ghost of oil/grease past to visit the shop on halloween! After removing the spring and cleaning, I measured it as...
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    Westclox Big Ben Dialite Question

    This clock has sentimental value for a customer...I know it is not a hot collectible, but for her it is important. The problem is that the light bulb is failing. This model (Dialite) had...go figure...a lighted dial! I have provided a photo of the current bulb. It seems to me this is a later...
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    Revere Grandfather Pendulum Swing

    I have just completely cleaned and oiled a Herschede/Revere Electric movement for a grandfather clock. The case was built by my grandfather in the 1960s. It has not worked for many years. The main problem was a weak and dysfunctional telechron rotor...no surprise here. However, the new...
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    Ingraham Liberty Question 3

    I will try to remember to post the pictures with the original post this time! Anyway, the Ingraham Liberty I am restoring has a gong that looks like it was a replacement. The screws look "newer", and when I removed the gong for case restoration there was a central hole underneath it directly in...
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    Ingraham Liberty Question 2

    The Ingraham Liberty I am restoring appears to be different from many of the Liberty clocks I see on line. First of all the case is rounded in the back - not square. Second the base appears to be very plain and is not ornamented. There are some holes in the base next to the main clock body that...
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    Ingraham Liberty Question 1

    I am beginning the restoration of an Igraham (Adams) Liberty clock (see photo). It is in rough shape. There are what appears to be the remains of a label in the bottom corner of the base (inside the pendulum compartment). It was clearly a very bright shade of green, and I can see a design on the...
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    Ingraham Liberty Question 3 Gong

    I will try to remember to post the pictures with the original post this time! Anyway, the Ingraham Liberty I am restoring has a gong that looks like it was a replacement. The screws look "newer", and when I removed the gong for case restoration there was a central hole underneath it directly...
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    Ingraham Liberty Question 2

    The Ingraham Liberty I am restoring appears to be different from many of the Liberty clocks I see on line. First of all the case is rounded in the back - not square. Second the base appears to be very plain and is not ornamented. There are some holes in the base next to the main clock body...
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    Ingraham Liberty Question 1

    I am beginning the restoration of an Igraham (Adams) Liberty clock (see photo). It is in rough shape. There are what appears to be the remains of a label in the bottom corner of the base (inside the pendulum compartment). It was clearly a very bright shade of green, and I can see a design on...
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    Anniversary Clock Question

    I am working on a Kundo 55 anniversary clock that recently stopped after working for 15 years. Since I am cleaning the movement and replacing the mainspring, I also wanted to fix a problem that has been there for a long time. Check out the enclosed photo. I have checked the suspension...
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    PAM Clock Motor

    I have a PAM clock that had an Ingraham motor in it. I assumed the motor was beyond help, and replaced it with a new Synchron motor and movement, which works fine. However, upon further investigation I found the Ingraham motor still works. The clock was in a Butcher shop for years and the...
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    Seth Thomas Helmsman

    I just finished putting a Helmsman back together. I took the center wheel out to do a bushing and apparently when I put the strike trip mechanism back on the center wheel, I was a little off. It strikes at one minute past the hour and one minute past the half hour. Rather than taking the...
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    Seth Thomas Mark 1 Deck Clock Plexiglass Dials

    I have the nickel plated case for a Seth Thomas Mark 1 Deck Clock. Really nice plating and ready to go...but no plexiglass dial glass. The dial plexi appears to be about 5 5/8 inches in diameter. Does anyone know if there is someone reproducing these? Or if someone has a stash they would...
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    Phenolic WWII Navy Clock Case

    I have a phenolic black wwii Navy clock case with an unusual (to me) problem. I will post a couple of photos here. The case is phenolic plastic. However, it has a "rash" that looks like rust. In spots, this looks like it may penetrate the surface, and may be a brown phenolic material? It...
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    Mechanical WW Recta Watch Case and Dial

    I bought a terminally messed up Recta Watch on line to practice on. I now have the watch running just fine, but have two other problems. First of all, the case back and rim are stainless and in great shape...but the case itself is pitted, poorly repaired, and one of the arms is cracked (see...
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    WWII Military Watch Case Plating

    I have been in the clock forum for a while, but am trying something new...watches. I recently purchased a WWII Waltham Ord Dept watch marked ORD DEPT USA OF-474268, serial number 31,985, 713. I have a few rather amateurish questions, so bear with me! 1. The case is fairly worn with brass...
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