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    How to remove Standard pilot clock

    This clock has significant damage from water, not sure what the story was. The movements were dry and Standards are very simple, so just a clean & oil is all they'll need. But fixing the case damage is the challenge. The solid wood has survived well, just a bit of oil and polish should do it...
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    How to remove Standard pilot clock

    Success! I examined the cases carefully with a bright LED flashlight, and noticed that there was some distortion around the bases. At first I though the movements might be pinned, but that would require the "pins" it be somehow filed flush and lacquered after the clock was in place. But that...
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    How to remove Standard pilot clock

    Unfamiliar with Standard Electric? This is a self-winding master clock, from a large school building. The main clock movement drives three pilot clocks, and each pilot drives a string of up to 50 slave clocks, located throughout the building. Setting the time on a pilots advances the time on its...
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    How to remove Standard pilot clock

    It would be wonderful if it was that simple, but no. The backfield is solid plywood with an oak veneer. Since the clock weighs about 60 lbs and is five and a half feet high, it's unlikely that a service technician would be required to dismount it in order to repair a pilot. The photo shows the...
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    How to remove Standard pilot clock

    Not that simple. The three screws will free the clock in the housing, but the housing remains securely attached to the backboard. There must be some sort of clip or bracket holding the bezel in place. I suspect that if I could turn it or push it in the correct direction, it would pop off.
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    How to remove Standard pilot clock

    I've tried this in electrical horology, but no success. Does anyone know how to release the pilot clocks on a Standard Electric AR? I'm currently repairing an example with three pilots. it has severe water damage to the case, and I'd like to remove all the mechanicals before I tackle the veneer...
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    Crutch Wire Replacement

    This should be easy, but I can't seem to get it done. I'm trying to replace the crutch wire on a Gilbert movement. I'm not sure what the best way would be to remove the stub, nor am I sure how to secure the replacement. The original is riveted on one side, but I'm not sure what was done on the...
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    Seth Thomas #10 escape wheel

    I'm looking for an escape wheel for a Seth Thomas #10. This is a balance wheel movement used in ship's clocks.
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    Need calendar wheel for double dial New Haven "Rutland"

    The calendar wheel is about 2" in diameter. Even a photo would help, as I can't even make a replica without some idea of how the teeth are shaped.
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    New Haven Calendar Dial photo request

    This is a New Haven "Rutland", similar to the one in the attachment. The movement is separate from the calendar mechanism, it's not relevant to the discussion. What you're looking at is the mechanism for the calendar face. FWIW, here's a photo of the front. What I'm looking for is a photo of a...
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    New Haven Calendar Dial photo request

    I'm currently working on an 1880's New Haven double dial calendar clock. The movement is restorable, but when I pulled the calendar face, it seems like something, maybe a few things, are missing. At the very least, I need a detent wheel of some sort. I'm hoping someone out there has a clock with...

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