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  1. David D'Apice

    Tin Can Weight Hook Repair

    Wow ---- there are lots of options here --- the bushing idea is fantastic. Most of the hook is still doing the job -- it's more about keeping the hook from falling off the stirrup of the pulley. This seems to be a surefire way to block it from sliding off easily.
  2. David D'Apice

    Tin Can Weight Hook Repair

    You guys are the best. The rod doesn't make any sort of appearance on the bottom -- completely inside the can. and I don't believe that the brass hook is threaded onto anything -- I think it's all once piece. The hook that is left seems just like the other one, but it has about another eight...
  3. David D'Apice

    Clock Geneva Stops for English bell and gong Bracket Clock

    Hi there --- thanks for clarifying --- the bracket clock is not a fusee --- it is a straight barreled spring -- I can't photograph the movement mostly because it is entirely in pieces. Sorry.
  4. David D'Apice

    Tin Can Weight Hook Repair

    Hi -- I'm afraid that the hook will fracture if I bend it --- hard solder is an interesting idea -- is there a certain ratio that makes it "hard"? I could even make a tiny sleeve before soldering.
  5. David D'Apice

    Tin Can Weight Hook Repair

    Hi - thanks for the insights -- the hook appears to disappear -- I'm guessing a long rod goes through the gravel and sand mix.
  6. David D'Apice

    Tin Can Weight Hook Repair

    I'm hoping that someone out there has a solution for this --- it is rather confounding. I have this nice Abel Hutchins Tall case clock, with original tin can weights -- they are painted an ancient green. The problem is that somewhere along the way, the brass hook on the top seems to have been...
  7. David D'Apice

    Clock Geneva Stops for English bell and gong Bracket Clock

    I have a large, early English three-train bracket clock --- ebonized with ormolu -- and someone took the geneva stops (male and female) off long, long ago. I was hoping to find a replacement for them ---- if anyone knows of some, I'd be thrilled to hear of it. Best wishes. Dave
  8. David D'Apice

    Watch Cartier Roadster 2510 Strap Wanted

    Good day. I'm hoping someone out there in the ethos can help. I have a nice 2510 in need of a strap -- I believe the 19mm because this is not the chronometer, just the regular one. The original one has all but crumbled at the clips. If someone has one, I'd love to know. Feel free to message me...
  9. David D'Apice

    Clock Need a cast iron Terry lower door

    I'm on the lookout for a lower cast iron door, relatively square and clunky -- that went on a Terry Clock company octagon top wall clock from about 1870. Someone replaced the original with a wooden door from a cottage clock, and it's nothing short of a crime. Thanks in advance. Dave
  10. David D'Apice

    Negus Chronometer Key Mystery

    Here's my latest prototype --- a work in progress ---- thanks to you guys -- I hear evidence of a ratchet sound, which is encouraging -- handmade from 1/8" steel. So far, so promising!
  11. David D'Apice

    Negus Chronometer Key Mystery

    Seems like it was probably pretty thick piece of stock. I'm wishing I had a french click thick enough to start with, but I can certainly start from scratch with a jeweler's saw!
  12. David D'Apice

    Negus Chronometer Key Mystery

    Perhaps more like so!
  13. David D'Apice

    Negus Chronometer Key Mystery

    Graham - you are brilliant --- I'm wondering if they bent the original spring backward to create a pawl of its own -- and that failed --- probably after the original pawl was long gone. If I were to flatten the original spring, I bet it'd line up just like your drawing. This reminds me of the...
  14. David D'Apice

    Negus Chronometer Key Mystery

    Guys -- thanks for your input -- here's the key --- Graham, I believe the spring is shaped as it is because it can't interfere with the screw that holds the dolphins on --- I suppose if went around the outside of it.
  15. David D'Apice

    Negus Chronometer Key Mystery

    Graham -- I've sketched something here --- let me know what you think. The little brass original spring is pretty fatigued -- I might consider making a new one. Not sure how to temper brass, but the click I'm drawing looks nice.
  16. David D'Apice

    Negus Chronometer Key Mystery

    Well, I can't say I've seen one of these before -- here's the key to my Negus Chronometer -- it looks as if it had a ratchet or pawl inside the lid, now, something's missing and they glued the whole thing together so there was no more ratchet action. I'm hoping somebody has an image of what the...
  17. David D'Apice

    Watch Wanted: Graham Verge Fusee Watch Hands

    Thanks for the insights ---- I'd have to say, fake or not, it's got to be fairly old. It gets an award for just surviving 200 years or so.
  18. David D'Apice

    Watch Wanted: Graham Verge Fusee Watch Hands

    Hi there Graham -- here are some photos. I suppose "graham" on a dial is a lot like "Willard" ---- Let me know what you think! Or, at the very least, enjoy the photos! Best. Dave
  19. David D'Apice

    Watch Wanted: Graham Verge Fusee Watch Hands

    Here's the movement. Really beautiful!
  20. David D'Apice

    Watch Wanted: Graham Verge Fusee Watch Hands

    This watch seems to have the wrong hands, although I'm no expert on it. There's something about them that seems wrong. I believe they were more like beetle and poker hands. Perhaps someone would know more about what I'd need --- PM me if you've got the right thing for this early watch. Thanks...

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