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  1. KurtinSA

    Replacing pin on verge?

    There's been some recent discussions...and successes...at replacing pin pallets. Kurt
  2. KurtinSA

    Replacing pin on verge?

    Oooh...that sounds like a pallet. That's going to be a hard one. They are specific in size and angles...not sure how universal they are. Kurt
  3. KurtinSA

    Replacing pin on verge?

    What type of clock? Some were press fit, some were screwed in. Kurt
  4. KurtinSA

    Gustav Becker mantel clock dating

    Maybe it's just the picture, but your crown looks taller/fatter than the one in John's link. Kurt
  5. KurtinSA

    Gustav Becker mantel clock dating

    Jan - The P14 means the pendulum length calculates to 14cm. The scratching that you mention is from some past repair person. As for dating, it's hard to see the logo clearly. But from John Hubby's post, it does appear that the logo was used from about 1914-1934. One has to look closely at...
  6. KurtinSA

    Years of these 2 GB 400 day clocks

    Do they have a date stamp on the back plate? All Model 49s after June/July 1952 have a physical stamp on the back plate. I have several Schatz with the round logo Jahresuhrenfabrik 49 and they have no date stamp. One I recently restored and based upon the features of the clock, I date it as...
  7. KurtinSA

    Years of these 2 GB 400 day clocks

    Schatz clocks with the "49" on the back are Model 49s...it doesn't necessarily mean it is dated 1949 just that the design was introduced in 1949. Schatz began to date-stamp the Model 49s in the middle of 1952, so it's easy to date them from that point on. Prior to that, it's harder and dating...
  8. KurtinSA

    Years of these 2 GB 400 day clocks

    Do the pendulums have matching numbers written/scratched on the underside? Kurt
  9. KurtinSA

    polish paste? Flavor of the day.....

    Whenever the old lacquer has really gone south, I have to resort to other chemicals to cut through it. I've been using a gel-based paint stripper...that way I can control where it goes and keep it away from the plastic in the base or whatever is sandwiched between the brass. It takes some...
  10. KurtinSA

    Years of these 2 GB 400 day clocks

    The serial 525 puts that late in 1925 when Becker restarted their numbering system. The other, 2119487 dates to mid 1909. One of the clocks has some nice scroll work on the columns. Hard to tell but is that part of one of these two clocks? Kurt
  11. KurtinSA

    polish paste? Flavor of the day.....

    I use Blue Magic metal polish cream found at Wally World. I've also used simichrome but don't find it any better than the stuff I use. Kurt
  12. KurtinSA

    GERMAN TRANSLATION..Cuckoo ID

    I typed the words in the site "Deepl" and got the following: " Instruction manual for cuckoo clocks First, carefully pull the paper or clip away from the pipes. Then carefully pull away the wire or string that goes through the bottom of the chains. If the clock does not strike correctly, open...
  13. KurtinSA

    What's wrong with this picture?

    They have some costs associated with shipping and handling. However, it appears the "handling" is $0 if over $20. Shipping is $5 for under $15 or 10% of the order for over $15. (This is per the order form on their website.) I suspect you could find things you're going to need anyway...just...
  14. KurtinSA

    What's wrong with this picture?

    Well, if you were handy enough, you could make one...not in my wheel house though. Timesavers might have a variety pack of tension washers. Years ago, I bought a package from The Horolovar Store. Kurt
  15. KurtinSA

    What's wrong with this picture?

    This may be the Master 1461E clock mentioned in another post. I overhauled one of those. Here's a picture of the tension washer at the base of the center arbor that provides the tension needed to hold the minute hand in place. Kurt
  16. KurtinSA

    Plate 1461E calls for .0034, but unit 41A&B call for .0035

    The repair guide for 1461E says 0.0034" and calls out suspension units 45 and 45A which also indicates 0.0034". Not sure where you're reading 41 A and B. Kurt
  17. KurtinSA

    Tool Marks on JUF Wheels

    I've begun working on a late 1920s JUF...it has the two elephant logos only on the back plate. I've seen markings on the wheels before, usually either numbers to keep them in a set or cut marks across the webs or maybe even some dots to indicating their grouping. But I ran across these tool...
  18. KurtinSA

    Help to identify lathe accessories

    I'm no tool man, but those #3 collets look like something that I have for my Dremel. My guess is that you might put one of those into one of the other regular collets and then when you pull it down it pulls these #3 items down as well. They look pretty crude. Not sure why they would be of any...
  19. KurtinSA

    First GB

    On my ~1920s mantel Becker, I recall that the way to set the beat was to push the pendulum to one extreme or the other to bury the pallet into the escape wheel. As I recall, the anchor body is friction fit on the arbor, so pushing the pendulum in the correct direction will rotate the anchor and...
  20. KurtinSA

    Parts for Master Carriage Clock?

    Generally there's nothing special about blocks, other than they need to fit and the pin needs to engage the hook correctly. So, if you can find anything that works, use it. IMO. I'd try Timesavers...they usually have various blocks for sale. Get some kind of combo pack. You could try The...

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