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    Wood Works Converted to Brass

    Good morning all. Well Steamer you have a very nice case. The stenciling is beautiful on the entire case. I will only speculate on the rest of the clock. Without a label this is only my opinions. I do not think the tablet is original to the clock, but I think there are others out there that...
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    Groaner mvmt.: am I missing something?

    So sorry Jim for stepping on your toes. We must have been operating on the same wave length at the same time. Well, at least we are both in agreement !!!
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    Groaner mvmt.: am I missing something?

    Dear Burkhard and other interested members. Attached to the inside of the front plate there should have a wire that fits into a groove on the minute shaft. You should be able to see it and feel it looking from the bottom of the movement. I have included photos of the inside of the front plate...
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    My First Terry Clock

    Duane and others. Thanks for the great photos. I admit to some contributions to the wall of shame, but this one really made me LOL. Saving grace for the movement it couldn't run nor strike !!! You do have some work to do. As I expected, previously mentioned wheels are upside down. Also the two...
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    My First Terry Clock

    Whoops, so sorry Duane. Meant to mention it is a really nice clock. You sure started with a nice example. My first one was in a cardboard box much like the 1000 piece puzzle. But, I still have it and running everyday !!!
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    My First Terry Clock

    Dear Duane and other interested members. I am back to looking at the movement and your arrows. Oh yeah, there is definitely a strike problem. I believe some of the strike side gears are in upside down. The pinion on the fly governor should be against the front plate and not up against the back...
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    T (homas) E. Suggs & Co, South Carolina, 30 hr clock

    To John, Robbie and interested fellow members. John, WAHOO ! You have seen the light !!! Great job. I was politely trying to say you have worked harder then necessary, but with great success. I was trying to help set you up for your next movement with a little easier assembly method. However...
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    T (homas) E. Suggs & Co, South Carolina, 30 hr clock

    Hi John. Your movement is the same as the one in my Dyer, Wadsworth, Georgia clock. It is a 1.514 Seth Thomas, with a 30 tooth escape, using an approximately 17 inch suspension rod. And yes the minute hand has to be indexed with drop wire, hour no. Can be moved to align after assembly. I use a...
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    T (homas) E. Suggs & Co, South Carolina, 30 hr clock

    Hi John, I was most interested in what was your movement id. I also have a southern clock that is a Dyer, Wadsworth from Augusta, Georgia. It has a Seth Thomas 1.514 movement with both a square hour and minute pipe. I have many other clock movements that are similar (most Terry and Thomas types...
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    T (homas) E. Suggs & Co, South Carolina, 30 hr clock

    Your exercise sounds familiar. Glad you had success. Hope you have it running and striking for many more years. Diane
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    T (homas) E. Suggs & Co, South Carolina, 30 hr clock

    Hi again John. Now I just read about the movement. A photo or an id (Snowden Taylor) would really be helpful. I am not sure I understand what you are talking about. But let me try. I think you are saying you have an hour hand with a square hole? This would be held on with either two small...
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    T (homas) E. Suggs & Co, South Carolina, 30 hr clock

    Hi John. Not sure I can add too much information. But, would have to say assume nothing. In my research rag paper was 1830's and acid-free. Fiber/wood paper was 1840-1850's and subject to acid from the wood. Leaving a broad spectrum of either/or. I would try to conserve as much of the label as...
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    Mildly interesting iron front time piece

    Thank you RM for helping me navigate the website. Even my GPS couldn't figure out how to get there !!! Found it finally. Great in depth article. Thank you again, Diane
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    Mildly interesting iron front time piece

    Really like the iron fronts. RM made reference to a Lee Smith article about the movement use in these iron fronts. I could not find the reference in bulletin quick search. Perhaps it could be operator error on my part. Would really like to find the bulletin can someone help me negotiate the...
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    Iron front help please

    Thank you for your help and nice comments. It will be work to put back together but I think well worth the effort. At least my thoughts on the movements was the correct as to length of pendulum drop. DPC yours is so beautiful it is my inspiration now. Thank you both for your help and interest...
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    Iron front help please

    A friend of mine was/is moving and downsizing. So, he gave me two iron front CASES ONLY. I really like them and would like to put them back together properly. I do not know what movement goes in either case. The first one is a Bradley and Hubbard and the second one is a Gilbert clock company...
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    B. & H. Twiss, another Meriden, Ct. shelf clock!

    Thanks for looking Kevin and you are correct. The Twiss family established their tall case clock factory in Montreal, Canada. Brothers Benjamin and Hiram (B & H) remained in Meriden to run the shelf clock business. Hiram (younger brother) at some point relocated to Nashville, Tennessee and...
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    B. & H. Twiss, another Meriden, Ct. shelf clock!

    Sorry all, should have put Twiss in the title so it will appear in a search. This is in regards to a previously posted thread as of Sunday February 9, 2020, entitled Another Meriden clock. I did not know how to edit previous post.
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    B. & H. Twiss, another Meriden, Ct. shelf clock!

    Good day all. Getting a little quiet in wood works, so perhaps you would like to look at this. Recently, I posted an Orrin Cook clock from Meriden Ct. Well, it appears I am trying to corner the market on Meriden clocks. So, I had to buy this Meriden clock sold by B&H Twiss. Perhaps, most are...
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    Seth Thomas Pillar and Splat, with questions

    Dear Ray, I am done with projects for the day so I guess I have time to put in my two cents opinion. Clock overall is pretty nice. The movement looks nice and clean and correct. As for the face I think the "bad" stuff might come off with a gentle touch using a q-tip and go-jo. Nice looking face...