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  1. Toughtool

    Howard #0 with Gas Regulator - What did this look like?

    So what does a gas regulator do? Turn on the gas during the night and turn it off during the dasy, to light the dial?
  2. Toughtool

    Who made this tower clock, and seeking advice on restarting it.

    Fantastic! It's good to know who made this clock and it's possible age. I want to point out that your motor winding system does have a flexible coupling. The two hubs shown has a rubber insert which allows a small misalignment of the two shafts. I agree, it is best if the alignment is as close...
  3. Toughtool

    Who made this tower clock, and seeking advice on restarting it.

    I think kmt solved his "out of beat" problem, and I for one hate modifications to a beautiful old movement. Once the escapment is locked in, it should not need readjusting very often, if ever. Unless kmt found a screw loose, or a part with a lot of wear, the clock was probably adjusted wrong...
  4. Toughtool

    Who made this tower clock, and seeking advice on restarting it.

    Powert kill switch; ingenious! The graph looks real good as far as the beat goes. Hopefully you have fixed the problem.
  5. Toughtool

    Who made this tower clock, and seeking advice on restarting it.

    Looks like your on the right track. You may want to try a steel straignt edge, (or a builders square ) and if no obstructions between the boards the (front or rear) feet are sitting on, lay the straight edge across these boards on edge, and place a shorter level on top of the straight edge...
  6. Toughtool

    Who made this tower clock, and seeking advice on restarting it.

    I did a very poor job of explaining my thoughts about shimming the clock to correct the "beat". I was thinking the floor or mounting beams or whatever is supporting the clock has shifted over the years and probably has lowered one side of the movement causing it to be out of level. I don't...
  7. Toughtool

    Who made this tower clock, and seeking advice on restarting it.

    KTM, I'm not sure you know what "in beat" means, so here is an excerpt in case you don't. The link has a complete description if you need it. Joe This from : How To Set A Clock In Beat "More likely, the clock will run, but sound like it is “limping” with an uneven sound. We are going to use...
  8. Toughtool

    Who made this tower clock, and seeking advice on restarting it.

    This is a beautiful clock and the photos are great! Would it be prudent to inspect the floor and mounts, to see if one side of the clock has dropped, causing the "out of beat" issue? Also would it be easier to shim the low side of the frame to bring it into correct beat if it is out of level...
  9. Toughtool

    Howard Street Clock - Historical Photo - 1950's

    I guess I should read more carefully. Sorry. Joe
  10. Toughtool

    Howard Street Clock - Historical Photo - 1950's

    Aren't they two different clocks? The background buildings are different, and one is on a corner while the Chinese one is on in the middle of the block, same side of the street.
  11. Toughtool

    Maintaining power

    Did you ever try only using the maintaining device half the time? Then it may have been on time.

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