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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

    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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. David D'Apice

    Broken Tallcase Pinion Leaf - Advice Needed

    You guys are the best ----- I didn't know any of these resources even existed --- you learn something new every day! Thank you so much.
  7. David D'Apice

    Broken Tallcase Pinion Leaf - Advice Needed

    I will reach out to David LaBounty and see what he can do. Thanks for the insight!
  8. David D'Apice

    Broken Tallcase Pinion Leaf - Advice Needed

    Good evening. Sadly, the English tallcase movement I'm playing with seems to have been hiding a pretty disappointing missing pinion leaf on the gear that trips the bell hammer -- I can see some porosity and crystallization --- perhaps the spring was made too strong on the hammer, and some...
  9. David D'Apice

    Ansonia Peep O Day Alarm Clock

    Sorry it took me so long to get these images --- here's what I'm working with. It's adorable, but I think the "great wheel" shown was one of two -- the other just behind it.
  10. David D'Apice

    Ansonia Peep O Day Alarm Clock

    Wondering if anyone out there has a photo of the Peep O Day mechanism -- I have a nice little four-column cast iron Ansonia alarm clock with bell below it (Patd 1877) ---- but I believe one of the gears on the mainspring wheel is gone. Not sure how it all worked to start with --- seems like one...
  11. David D'Apice

    Storing my collection of Clock Hands

    Thanks Bruce! Wish me luck! Perhaps I can make a jig for my cell phone camera!
  12. David D'Apice

    Storing my collection of Clock Hands

    Wow -- I'm in the design business, and I never even thought of a digital solution. That's brilliant. I love the idea of a relational database!
  13. David D'Apice

    Storing my collection of Clock Hands

    Forgive me if I'm redundant. I'm wondering if anyone out there has a rig, jig, or cool way of storing the hundreds of pairs of old hands that I have accumulated over a lifetime. Some way that I can see them to "browse" for the ones I need when I need them. Any great ideas would be welcome...
  14. David D'Apice

    Cleaning up a gilded spelter clock case

    Wow -- fantastic! I can't wait to try it! I'll check out the Sculpt Nouveau too -- never heard of it! That's exciting! Thanks so much!
  15. David D'Apice

    Cleaning up a gilded spelter clock case

    I'm working with an Ansonia Mercury, and the case looks like these images --- it's pretty chalky looking -- and wondering if anyone has any tips on how to neutralize what looks like surface dusty corrosion. I don't want to replate, repaint or anything that aggressive --- I'd be grateful for any...
  16. David D'Apice

    Carriage Clock Speed Mystery

    Fantastic -- I had no idea! Thanks Doug.
  17. David D'Apice

    Carriage Clock Speed Mystery

    I did just as you suggested Dwight -- last night I moved the hour hand a re-assembled the clock --- the rack seems to drop into the sweet spot for each hour on the snail, so I think the teeth mesh is OK -- so far, it's run and struck correctly all day -- couldn't be more pleased to see this...
  18. David D'Apice

    Carriage Clock Speed Mystery

    Graham --- definitely an 18000 movement -- kept near perfect time overnight. The only wrinkle is that the strike seemed to be an hour off -- I'll have to check that pesky snail -- could be off a tooth or so! Other than that, this one has been conquered --- with everything that was wrong, the...
  19. David D'Apice

    Carriage Clock Speed Mystery

    Pretty good news -- I'm not sure how sensitive the tolerances are for beat and speed, but this looks pretty good to me, assuming 18,000 is where I want to be.
  20. David D'Apice

    Carriage Clock Speed Mystery

    Good thought dwight -- as always --- I didn't cut the spring at all -- left the extra behind -- I didn't note a step either --- we'll see what it does. It appears to be vibrating pretty happily.

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