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    Poole Executive #5 frustrations

    Uhralt - Many thanks for all your suggestions. As I originally mentioned, the overall condition was not very good. Yes, I was able to get it running but to achieve a satisfactory operation has needed a lot of intensive inspection. Your ideas have certainly helped my understanding of its...
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    Poole Executive #5 frustrations

    The toggle is quite free. I've noticed that sometimes, as the pendulum swing decreases, the notch and knife edge just don't engage. That was what made me ask how deep the notch should be. I have also noticed that quite a few joints are sloppy and under regular horological practices, should be...
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    Poole Executive #5 frustrations

    Uhralt - I do understand regarding your time trial. After further thoughts about the toggle mechanism, I closely inspected the knife edge that engages with the notch and found that it was uneven and a little 'blunt'. In case this was a possible reason for the intermittency, I trued it up but...
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    Poole Executive #5 frustrations

    Uhralt, Many thanks for your suggestions. The one idea that I had not been too accurate with was the alignment of the suspension spring. That was an item that I had replaced because the original one (in my ownership) was kinked. I used a strip of clock suspension spring I had, disregarding the...
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    Poole Executive #5 frustrations

    I recently acquired a Poole Executive #5 clock. Its condition was not so good so I started by trying to get it going. Eventually it started to run but the impulse frequency was between 9 and 14 complete swings and not running for very long at a time. After many minor adjustments of lever...
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    Bulle Recent Bulle Acquisition

    Thanks Peter for your additional comments and links to the various comparisons. I checked them out and the minefield becomes greater all the time. All part of the horological intrigue. Regards, Al
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    Bulle Recent Bulle Acquisition

    Many thanks for your comprehensive explanation John.
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    Bulle Recent Bulle Acquisition

    Hi Everyone, I recently purchased a Bulle clock and being a type that I was not familiar with, I worked my way thru quite a few postings to better understand the workings. After remagnetizing as per suggestions, it now operates well. Two differences have become apparent between general...
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    Serial number query

    Thanks for the explanation Kurt. Al
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    Serial number query

    I've just acquired this clock so please excuse its current condition. Restoration to follow. The serial number has me totally confused because of its brevity and the clock can't be as old as the number suggests. I have another clock with the identical backplate and its S/No is 2482651 which I'm...
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    Clock models with 'VP' suffix

    Thanks for the responses. I'm still puzzled as to why only a very select few get this acknowledgement when so many others have their pendulums visible too. However my query has been answered.
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    Clock models with 'VP' suffix

    Hi everyone. In looking thru my Ansonia book I notice a few clock models that have VP after the name. Tudor and Sharp Gothic are two that come to mind. Various threads make mention of it standing for 'Visible Pendulum' but there are a lot of similar door panels with no 'VP' added to the model...
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    Identification request

    Thanks for your response Steven. You've put doubt into my mind regarding my memory and the number of star points but I'm pretty sure it was 5. The dial did look original in that the paint was just starting to curl up and flake off in places. Sorry to be so vague with the information.
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    Identification request

    During recent travels I came across a clock and of course didn't have a camera to take a photo. It had a light oak case, octagonal drop dial with a calendar presentation. Above the center of the dial was a solid five pointed star and below was printed 'United States of America'. Can anyone give...
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    Ansonia Illinois

    Yes, that's the one all right but have you come across any other references to the model from either owners or images of one being up for auction somewhere?
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    Ansonia Illinois

    Hi Everyone, I have seen a clock advertised that appears to be an Ansonia 'Illinois'. I can't find any reference to them in any threads, nor do any pictures seem to exist on the web. Are they that exclusive and is there any possibility of reproductions being made of this model. It seems too good...
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    HAC acquisition

    Here are additional pics as requested. Thanks for the historical info too. It's always good to be able to understand how some of these companies adapted to survive.
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    HAC acquisition

    That's good advice Harold. I've suggested exactly the same to other collectors but conveniently forgotten when it applies to something of mine. Thanks for pointing out the obvious.
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    HAC acquisition

    My apologies Shimmystep, I've been tied up over the last few days and didn't reply to your request earlier as I should have. You've also caught me out slightly in that the movement has been removed to do the initial check and the front door has been removed because the catch is faulty. It does...
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    HAC acquisition

    Thanks for your responses. It's a shame that information on the HAC/HAU clocks is so scarce when you see some of the great details of their cases. Good cases make for good collectable clocks.

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