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  1. paradise

    Noisy cable wheel?

    Wait a minute: ein minuten bitte, momentito It seems to me that ANY unusual sounds should be looked into. I dont think that Mr Hermle wanted to have any warning alarms. I make clocks sometimes and if there is an unusual noise it means I probably did something wrong and if this were your prized...
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    Walter Durfee Tubes

    Something to try perhaps, and I have done it before, and Im guessing several others have: a radiator hose clamp. Put a hose clamp over the crack, make sure the screw faces away from anything it can vibrate on and see if your dead tube comes back to life acoustically. put it a little below the...
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    Walter Durfee Tubes

    A year or so past I had a cracked tube on a Waltham. It was a large diameter tube but the shortest tube of 9. It was a fine, hairline crack about inch and a half long. I remembered seeing a jeweler guy in one of the kiosks in the center of the mall who advertised laser welding so I gave it a...
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    Help Newbie Question about Replacing Pendulum

    To quote Zorba," a wise old Turk told me", Those numbers on the back plate are in FRENCH inches and must be converted to American inches. The conversion chart should be available on a google somewhere.
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    herschede tube sizes

    Anybody have the lengths of the set of Herschede 9 tube for the 1 3/8 diameter tubes? Randy used to sell these tubes and had them listed in his catalog but since he stopped dealing I have misplaced my copy. I am sure there are more than one set of measurements, if you have a reference to a set...
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    American question about Waltham tube clock dials

    I have four Waltham tube clocks and I notice the fretwork and center of those fancy dials are different. Two if them are hand cut similar to Herschede or Elliot but two of them are cast or poured soft metal with a brass or gold plating. From a few feet distance they all appear to be made the...
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    IBM ITR/IBM master clocks

    one of the major things accomplished by winding the clock once a minute, and its intentional and important, is that the spring remains in basically the same position therefor exerting the same torque on the system increasing the accuracy over a simple periodic winding. Thanks to the generosity...
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    Gledhill Brooke time recorder

    I have a few of these. it is a high quality fusee time clock with a large strong fusee because it runs the clock and stamp mechanism. Clean it up properly, check it over and lube it and it will run forever, great clock. There is a website with some info .You say youre new don't mess with the...
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    Repurposing IBM/Simplex Slave Clocks - Time setting???

    Check out " KCC SCIENTIFIC " Model 1900 W. Solved the problem for me.
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    New Addition - ITR Weight Driven Motor Wound Master Clock

    I have the same case on a motor wind IBM and for all my looking it seems to me to be a Stromberg case with beveled glass all around and a 14 inch dial. I also have a few motor wound glass jar pendulum clocks. I rigged a setup somewhat similar to a Seth Thomas tower clock whereby if the...
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    ITR master clock, tag gone, model? date?

    There is a guy name Detrich/Dietrich who has several shorts on you tube one of them has many clues, such as type pulley etc on dating the clock you are inquiring about. He has done well researched good quality videos which I believe will help you. Paradise
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    John Wilding Tower Clock Book

    contact nawcc library. for a small fee they printed out a copy for me a few years ago.
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    IBM IBM 35-7 cable drum servicing

    Did anybody look at any other of Dietrich shorts? What do you think of his lighting effects?
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    IBM IBM 35-7 cable drum servicing

    There is a good short on you tube by Dave Dietrich on the disassembly of the pulley on that clock.
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    Not all at once now.
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    At quick glance the round dial of an IBM master clock would be called black numerals on a white background but on closer inspection the white starts to have a little brownish [?] in it or maybe some grey or maybe oyster. I am curious as to what other people see when they look at it, is it white...
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    IBM/Simplex Master Clock 25 winding question

    Scott Traffis: could you contact me at If you don't mind I would like to ask you a few questions on your synchro wind clocks. Thank you Marco Roberts.
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    Replacing mercury with a metal slug - time keeping effect?

    I don't have a picture so I will try to describe it, your imagination will be helpful. On the ST there are two solid metal oval shaped rings about 1/2 inch wide and 3.4 inch long on a bracket that is attached to the frame, which in your case would be the clock case or the clock rear plate up at...
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