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    Ansonia digital

    I bought this clock yesterday at the Chapter #75 Mini mart but it doesn't run more than a few ticks before it stops. I would like to take the movement out to see if I can make it go but don't see how to get it out without spilling all the cards. I know there has to be an easy way to do this but...
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    Mystery clock

    I just got a smaller(about 7 1/2" high) clock with no makers name on it but I I think it is a Haddon. The strange thing is there seems to be no way to set the time except to wait till the time is right and plug it in. The tip of the minute hand goes into a hole in the ring gear and can't be...
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    Friedrich Hahn clock

    I just picked up a nice reproduction Vienna regulator that has a plate inside that reads Amana Furniture Shop, The Friedrich Hahn clock, 68 of 99, 1983 Limited Edition. Anyone know anything about the Friedrich Hahn clock, or why they would make a reproduction of it. I am thinking maybe they...
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    Gilbert open escapement

    I just got a Gilbert black mantel that has a feature I have not seen before and thought I would share it with the group. You see the thingee pointing down below the center arbor,when you shift that right or left the top of it holds the pallet arbor and changes the depthing of the pallets in the...
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    Cracked mainspring barrel

    I have a french clock strike side mainspring barrel that has a crack running all the way from the teeth to the front lid. How might I go about repairing this? Am I right in assuming that just soldering the crack is not the way to go? The clock has been striking o k and I would not have known...
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    New Haven Banjo

    I am working on a New Haven banjo 30 day movement and have hit a snag tearing it down. There are two wheels under the hour wheel and they are connected to each other with a coil spring at the 12 oclock position in the picture.I see no purpose for the spring and really see no reason for the two...
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    French clock

    ]I bought this French metal case mantel clock and it came without a back door. The movement does not seem to have a way to attach the movement to the case, it came to me glued in but there must have been a better way. There does not seem to be a place for the straps you often see on french...
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    French clock problems

    This is the clock I had with the missing hour wheel, got that resolved but now have a number of other problems. The clock runs but pendulum only swings an eighth to a quarter inch. I am sure that is because the teeth of the escape wheel are not hitting deep enough on the pallets but the only...
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    missing hour wheel

    I am in trouble again, I just cleaned a french visible escapement clock and after putting it back together I find I am missing the hour wheel. I don't see how I did not notice it missing when I tore it down but I have searched everywhere and can't find it. Does anyone know of a source for a...
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    bent pivot on french clock

    I am cleaning a french movement with a bent pivot on the fly.strangely it seems to be working alright. I have bent these in the past to straighten them with no problem but I have read here about them being glass hard and easy to break so I thought I would ask for advice. Should I heat it to...
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    Courthouse clock

    Thought some of you might find this of interest. Sorry I don't know how to do a clickable link. Dutch http://www.columbiams.info/articles/2008/06/11/news/news03.txt
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    Pocket watch from Dublin

    Can anyone tell me anything about this watch,the age or about the maker? It is marked M Anderson Dublin. Was there a watchmaking industry in Ireland? Thanks, Dutch
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    Pocket watch from Dublin

    Can anyone tell me anything about this watch,the age or about the maker? It is marked M Anderson Dublin. Was there a watchmaking industry in Ireland? Thanks, Dutch
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    Pocket watch from Dublin

    Can anyone tell me anything about this watch,the age or about the maker? It is marked M Anderson Dublin. Was there a watchmaking industry in Ireland? Thanks, Dutch
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    small type

    I just got my computer back from the repair shop and I think the type is smaller than it was or else my eyes are getting worse, in any case I have to struggle to read the messages. I clicked on "view" at the top of the page and selected the largest text size and sure enough the type on the main...
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    Vienna regulator

    I have this clock that will run for a few minutes or a few hours depending on it's mood. I tore it down and cleaned it and had no improvement so I went back and put in four bushings even tho I didn't think they really needed it, still no improvement. Because the anchor is solid and the back...
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    Mauthe plate clock

    I am working on a little plate clock with 2 1/2" plates, I can't get it to run for more than a few minutes. There doesn't seem to be much wear and I don't see anything wrong unless it would be the shape of the strip pallets.It's hard to see in the picture but on the left side of the pallet where...
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    Sligh grandfather

    I just tore apart this movement and had the snail off before I noticed the shape of the "star"that lifts up the lever for striking. I have never seen one shaped like this before and wonder if anyone can explain the purpose of the thing. Another question, the stopworks have a little steel...
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    Sligh grandfather

    I just tore apart this movement and had the snail off before I noticed the shape of the "star"that lifts up the lever for striking. I have never seen one shaped like this before and wonder if anyone can explain the purpose of the thing. Another question, the stopworks have a little steel...
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    File marks on wheels

    I have just torn down a movement and noticed there are three file marks on all the wheels,both time and strike. There are three marks on all the levers too. I think I have seen these marks before on french movements but I think this is either german or austrian. Anyone know what purpose these...

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