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  1. David D'Apice

    Wooden Works Teeth Meshing and locking question

    I was able to take this movement apart, gear by gear -- adding them back in --- one at a time. By slowing everything down and rolling under finger, I learned that there were about 3 teeth that had things wrong with them --- one of them was that the groove between the teeth seemed to have had...
  2. David D'Apice

    Wooden Works Teeth Meshing and locking question

    Good evening. I'm working with a pillar and scroll 30 hour wooden movement -- which appears to be a like-new repro. There is little wear on the teeth ---- on the strike side, I notice that when it runs, the finer gears show a jump, click or stutter once in a while -- sometimes its enough to jam...
  3. David D'Apice

    Hoadley Miniature Wooden Works Alarm Mystery

    No word of a lie -- this morning at 7:30AM we were awakened by a loud ringing alarm. It was complete coincidence that my wife didn't set our modern alarm. Without Silas Hoadley, we would have completely overslept! Hilarious. What are the chances! Thanks to everyone this is one clock that is...
  4. David D'Apice

    Hoadley Miniature Wooden Works Alarm Mystery

    What fun --- here's the photo of the pieces after having made the post and the rocker arm --- by trial and error, I was pretty close --- I also made two retaining springs for the main alarm cannon -- both of these were replaced with a piece of bus wire. At the moment, the movement is running ---...
  5. David D'Apice

    Hoadley Miniature Wooden Works Alarm Mystery

    Wow ----- to all of you -- I can't thank you enough! I had a suspect that the rocker might look something like that --- but the photos in the old 1969 bulletin were a little fuzzy ---- Jim -- Diane --- Dick, Tom and Steve --- and others --- you guys are the absolute best ---- I'm going to...
  6. David D'Apice

    Hoadley Miniature Wooden Works Alarm Mystery

    Hi ---- thanks ---- here are a few more photos -- there are only three wheels in the alarm train. I've tried to show the central alarm hub as well with its cam. It appears to engage with nothing at the moment, which is why I'm suspect of the two tiny holes in the front plate that I've shown as...
  7. David D'Apice

    Hoadley Miniature Wooden Works Alarm Mystery

    possible there's some sort of pivoting lever mounted to the back of the front plate. I see a little staple/bent wire beneath the northeast most large hole in the front plate. MAybe there's something mounted on the underside of that plate.
  8. David D'Apice

    Hoadley Miniature Wooden Works Alarm Mystery

    I also see in this photo from another one that there is the angular wire on the strike hammer pointing to the norteast, like mine --- you can see it through the hole in the front plate.
  9. David D'Apice

    Hoadley Miniature Wooden Works Alarm Mystery

    Tom -- thanks for the thoughts. I don't think it will work to flip the strike arbor around -- there is a yoke on one end of it that is what gets driven and clattered when it alarms. See these photos ----
  10. David D'Apice

    Hoadley Miniature Wooden Works Alarm Mystery

    Good evening. I'm hoping someone out there can help me identify the missing piece (assuming there is one) on this Hoadley miniature wooden works with Alarm. There appears to be an alarm setting pipe that has a cam, but the cam doesn't seem to engage anything to activate or silence the alarm when...
  11. David D'Apice

    Silas Hoadley Tall case

    I was able to buy dowel made of bone on Ebay --- and it was nearly the perfect diameter to press into the wood --- if it was a tad too large, I dropped it into the lathe -- while I was at it, I drilled the center hole -- and using a cutoff bit, I could make a dozen in no time. It was fun!

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