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    Vienna regulator- "go" weight won't stay up

    Thanks for the help. I'll take a look. Seems that when one thing goes wrong others are sure to follow
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    Vienna regulator- "go" weight won't stay up

    Assuming click is missing or broken is repair something that a reasonably handy person can do? Other thing that occurs to me is by removing movement several times is it possible the click could have come off?
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    Vienna regulator- "go" weight won't stay up

    The other day I wound the weights too snug at the top. Strike weight became stuck and eventually clock stopped. Removed the movement and saw that the cable had gotten tangled. Got it straightened out, replaced movement, and clock ran ok for a couple days. As it turned out I had missed another...
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    Strike noise since gathering pallet replaced

    Thanks to all. Did a video of strike as suggested using smartphone but it's in mp4 format, not sure how to attach
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    Strike noise since gathering pallet replaced

    This is a late18th century longcase, rack and snail movement. Hard to explain a noise, but prior to having the GP replaced, the strike was just the rapid bell ringing. Now there's a discernable "scraping" noise. Before returning it, any hints as to possible source would be appreciated.
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    Vienna Regulator Strike Problem

    I thought that Shutterbug meant to move up the horizontal rod that is hit by the hammer. Wouldn't that be a bit safer approach than bending hammer?
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    Vienna Regulator Strike Problem

    Hello- I have a Vienna regulator, 2 weights. Have had it since the 70s and other than normal maintenance, have had no problems. Until a month or so ago. I noticed that on the last chime, instead of a resonate gong, it ended with sort of a thud. All of the previous chimes were fine. No...
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    Looking for an old washer

    I have a nice late 18th century tall case, J.Winstanley, N. Wales. I took it in for service and noticed that the washer that secures the minute hand was changed. The original had scrolling on it and went very well with the design on the hands. Instead there's a new brass beveled washer. The...
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    Clock stops right before preparation for strike

    What material is typically used to fashion a rack spring? Shop replaced the one we had made from piano wire. It was working OK but shop replaced it with copper
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    Clock stops right before preparation for strike

    Stops right before warning
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    Clock stops right before preparation for strike

    Hi again! My 18th century tall case, rack and snail, has recently been repaired. New gathering pallet, rack spring, indexing of moon dial, and overall cleaning and oiling. Up until a few weeks ago, it's been running fine. But now it's stopping just before the preparation for strike, about 6...
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    Moon Dial- Basic Question 101

    All along I thought the purpose of the dates on moon dial was to track the actual day of the month and be the same date as the small semi-circular date wheel below the winding arbors. Recently I was told the numerals on moon dial are related to the phase of the moon and have nothing to do with...
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    Why this striking problem?

    Thanks to everyone. Ive had this clock since the 70s and have never had it overhauled, just oiling and repair of gathering pallet and fabrication of new rack spring but that's about the extent of my knowledge. Long overdue to take it to the shop for overhauling and get this strike problem fixed...
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    Why this striking problem?

    Hello- My old rack and snail tall case, up to now running fine, has started striking only 4 times at 5 o'clock. At all other hours it strikes the accurate number of times. Just recently noticed this. Any ideas appreciated!
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    Winding weights question

    If the cable is reduced such that it does not overlap itself, would that be enough for the clock to run 8 days?
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    Winding weights question

    Is it true that there should only be enough cable so as not to overlap the barrel?
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    Winding weights question

    Another question about weights, I've seen this answered both ways...should heavier weight be on strike or run side?
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    Winding weights question

    PS- When I had the tall case overhauled, I had the brass cables replaced with cord. But only enough to cover the drum without overlapping. I thought that would mean it wouldn't run a full 8 days but so far so good.
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    Winding weights question

    Regarding my tall case, but I guess it might apply to any weight driven clock, is it true that the run weight should not be wound as high as the strike weight? I was told that by doing this, the clock will run down before the strike, such that the strike will always be in sync with the time...

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