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  1. TimelyFool

    Best battery quartz movement, a temporary replacement for a sick weight movement

    Hi. Well I finally found a local clocksmith to repair my 8-day E.W. Adams strap movement. Figure it will take a month or two. In the meantime I thought I would temporarily install a battery-powered movement, my first experience with these modern substitutes. When my Adams movement returns...
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    Need advice for an E. W. Adams 8 day weight clock repair

    Thank You Uhralt for taking the time to respond. I have found a technician who works out of his home fairly near me in suburban Chicago. He has the movement now and is going to re-bush the escape wheel and a few others. And will check for other problems, the myriad of things that a 180 year...
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    Need advice for an E. W. Adams 8 day weight clock repair

    Hello- Need advice for an E. W. Adams 8 day weight clock repair Two months ago I acquired an 8 day weight clock. Label says it is made by E. W. Adams of Seneca Falls, N.Y. A triple decker, cornice and column. 22” x 37.5” x 6”. Possibly made in the middle 1840s. Has good veneer and Animal...
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    Need dial for a Birge and Mallory triple decker

    Hello- A few weeks ago I acquired a Birge and Mallory 8 day triple decker column clock (see photograph). I ultrasonic bathed the large strap movement, cleaned up the case, and did some minor repairs. Most pivots seem reasonable, two being replaced. It is a nice clock. Keeps good time. The...
  5. TimelyFool

    Missing teeth from wood gear

    Sorry. One more time. With feeling.
  6. TimelyFool

    Missing teeth from wood gear

    Sorry. Here is my label I produced for the Orrin Hart (not Hatch) clock. This is assuming the clock IS an Orrin Hart. One of you might correct me on this. Timely
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    Missing teeth from wood gear

    Hi All. After having a fight with the shipper over mailing costs my wood movement clock came two days ago. There were no identifying markings on the clock or the movement. A bit of web research seems to indicate the clock is an Orrin Hart out of Bristol, CT. The movement is probably a...
  8. TimelyFool

    Missing teeth from wood gear

    Thank you Robert and Jim, for the illustrations. I appreciate the information and encouragement. I would suspect someone might offer a service where a 3D scan could be made of a damaged gear, repaired digitally, and a reproduced with a milling machine from wood. I would rather do the repair...
  9. TimelyFool

    Missing teeth from wood gear

    Hi. Just won in an on-line auction a weight-driven pillar and cornice clock, my first clock with a wood movement. It's a plunge I said I never would take. But I did. Perhaps I will learn the maker when I pull the hands and face as the auction house was no help here. Can post pictures of the...
  10. TimelyFool

    How to identify an 8 day OGEE movement?

    Hello. Sorry for the delay. Here is a photo of my Plymouth Hollow Seth Thomas 8 day weight clock with external weights. Should run for about 5 weeks with the 9 ft drop. Doing fine after 3 weeks. Notice Adelina Patti on the panel. She was a French-Spanish opera singer famous in her day...
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    How to identify an 8 day OGEE movement?

    Ogee weight clocks run their strike and time weights internally within two chimney-like shafts flanking the left and right side of the face and movement. The cords which connect the winding drums (in the movement) to their weights are first routed out upward and out openings in the top of the...
  12. TimelyFool

    How to identify an 8 day OGEE movement?

    Hello all. The spring suggestion and the looping is a bit hard for me to picture. Sounds interesting. Will re-read your posts and think awhile. Unsightly contraptions? To some the elegance of seeing weights dropping to the floor just adds to the “clockish” experience. Also it tells me...
  13. TimelyFool

    How to identify an 8 day OGEE movement?

    That should read "...my clock HANGS in a room addition...." Sorry. (I hate typos)
  14. TimelyFool

    How to identify an 8 day OGEE movement?

    Here a link to .5 mm 100 lb test Kevlar cord. 200ft 100lb Dia 0.5mm Braided Kevlar Cord String Backpacking Kayaking Camping | eBay I have had no problem using this thickness when double layered on ogee drums. There is a 70 lb test available too which should be of an even finer thickness...
  15. TimelyFool

    How to identify an 8 day OGEE movement?

    Thank you Harold, and Bob for the photos. Sellers of ogee movement takeouts do not always state or know what they have listed. I see the differences now should I purchase one. Since I hate having to wind daily I wall-mounted my 30 hour clock with longer cords installed which exit out the top...
  16. TimelyFool

    How to identify an 8 day OGEE movement?

    Been collecting ogee clocks. There is probably an easy way to determine whether a movement is an 8 day or a 30 hour. I know it has something to do with the size of the wheels (the gears). Can anyone clarify this, perhaps with pictures? Timely
  17. TimelyFool

    Babbitt metal for bushings? Crazy?

    Thank you Bangster. And I guess then there is no major downside to using ButterBearings. More important on the high stress wheels. Assume they would be good for all wheels. But installing brass bushings is a skill I should develop too. Rebushing is an important right-of-passage of clock repair...
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    Babbitt metal for bushings? Crazy?

    "Hey, Babbiiiitttt." I've always liked that cartoon. Always thought the late Anthony Scalia was a dead ringer for the real Lou Costello. Nothing in common. Then there is the Sinclair Lewis character and novel by the same name. Nothing to do with babbitt metal, of course. Thank you for your...
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    Babbitt metal for bushings? Crazy?

    This is all guesswork on my part. But here is method I envision. It may not work without some adjustment. Coated the plate with a resist agent such as lampblack with a bit of oil. Then carefully clean away the resist from the sides of the 1/8"~ holes cut in the hands plate made to enlarge...
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    Babbitt metal for bushings? Crazy?

    Please excuse my ignorance. I have a growing list of 19th c and early 20th c movements which need to be rebushed, mostly on the hands plate. 'been reading up on the many options listed on this forum and several books I have. Considering ButterBearings as a easier fix than brass or bronze...

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