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    Typical Accuracy

    I've been doing a lot of work over the last few months on my clocks. Something to do with COVID, I think.... Anyway, I have three that I keep going 24/7 and I have been closely monitoring their accuracy as I make various tweaks. They are: A classic English movement bell strike from...
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    Gloves

    Could not find my cotton gloves the other day and knew I would be working on one of my clocks a lot over the next few days, so I was about to buy some surgical or similar gloves, when I came across something in Home Depot that I thought would really suit the job. They are Painters gloves...
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    Backwards - Scottish long case

    I have a long case clock, Scottish, ca. 1830 which has been in the family for at least 100 years. It runs well, has had a full overhaul (around 30 years ago!) and I have got to know it fairly well. One thing that has always puzzled me is that during the winding process, the movement actually...
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    Pendulum adjustment

    I am a long-term clock enthusiast and engineer. The engineer part is why this has me a little puzzled. I have recently acquired a Mappin & Webb “grandmother“ clock that has a really nice English cabinet with burled walnut veneer. The movement is a Perivale with Westminster chime. I was a bit...

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