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    Slip fit

    Thanks for the reply Glen. That is what I was thinking and so thought a press-fit would be better. There is a domed washer in the build as I recall, but will check it as I’m heading to the shop now. thanks again.
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    Slip fit

    I'm in the midst of making the motion works on Bill Smith's skeletal clock design. He states there is a slip-fit of the cannon pinon onto the center arbor. I take this a a nice fit but not tight. That being said, then the cannon pinon would just spin on the arbor, so what would drive the motion...
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    Lacquer finish on brass

    Thanks for that link, never knew it existed.
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    Lacquer finish on brass

    Would love to see those vids as I’m getting close to the point of needing them. obviously someone made a decision to remove it. What would be the process of getting the link/video restored?
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    Ansonia date

    Thanks everyone for your replies. It is greatly appreciated.
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    Ansonia date

    I was thinking it was not an original case either, like you Jack, because of the pendulum. pic of the gong. I think this my be a Frankenstein.
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    Ansonia date

    Just restored this Ansonia. Movement needed a new pin, no bushings. The case was a mess and still is. The adorned wood does not appear to be steamed stamped, but carved. Can anyone anyone help me date this? I could not find it in the Ansonia book by Trans Duy Ly. Also any help on the chime...
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    Verge Between Plates: Would You Oil the Pivots?

    I do. If it is a friction point that can have an effect on power transmission, cause more wear, it gets oiled. Posts or surfaces that slide against each other get a bit of grease, just like in watches.
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    Urgos 21/26

    I do. Sorry for the delay in replying as I was into other projects. No new information on the movement, with the UW 21/26 on the left and Urgos, made in Germany, unadjusted, no jewels, on the right. From my understanding one can not put a accurate date on that. I was hoping that the style of...
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    Urgos 21/26

    Just finished this rebuild. Fun project and keeping good time. Any idea on the date?
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    Bending flat brass for a click spring

    Thanks for the replies and ideas, will give them a try this weekend. Maybe if I cut the stock thinner it will be easier. I’ve been working on Bill’s scroll skeleton clock, what seems like forever. I have to leave the project for months at a time and even once for an entire year. The click is...
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    Bending flat brass for a click spring

    In Bill Smith’s book on construction of a skeletal clock, he states the click spring is made out of 1/16 brass sheet. Lay it out and cut it down. Then bend into the final shape that has a 1 9/16 radius. No details on how to do that. Just how does one go about bending it into a curve with such a...
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    Found a new and unique Ansonia?

    Is the twelve year difference between the date on the movement and Tran’s book reasonable?
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    Found a new and unique Ansonia?

    I found this Ansonia ready for the trash bin and completely restored it. Still having trouble with the timing. In my search I found the case to be close to the Lisbon. It is numbered 1014 in Tran’s book. When looking at that picture it is an exact copy in both the case design and the artwork...
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    Help Finding Beats per hour/min by formulas

    Time to get nerdy. The ansonia movement pictured shows six wheels. This is different then what the book illustrates. First is the barrel wheel with 83 teeth. Second wheel directly above it has 60t and 8 p. It is attached to the third wheel directly above it, and the center wheel (minute...
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    Any Good Software Apps for Clocks?

    If you have a android phone try out clock tuner. It free and a small cost for more advanced features.
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    Restored Ansonia running fast

    Pics from the front
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    Restored Ansonia running fast

    I have an app on my phone that will count the beats. It's called clock tuner on an android device. It the calculation the multiple of the train wheel teeth divided by the multiple of the pinions?
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    Restored Ansonia running fast

    I picked up another Ansonia, an iron case mantel, that was ready for the trash. Most of the paint was already off and needed to be sandblasted. I could not find the model in Ansonia Clocks by Tran Duy Ly, but the case looks just like the Lisbon (1014) but with lion heads on each side, and the...
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    Crash course on graver sharpening

    I believe that Bill Smith had a video on making, sharping and using gravers.

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