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    Potato Rock Ballet - What to do with 3 400-Day Movements

    No serious timekeeping was ever intended, these are sad orphan movements that I decided to "play with" for my own entertainment value. Most lacked "front work" anyway. Though, I suppose if you were to match the weight of the original brass ball pendulums as close as possible to a found object...
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    Potato Rock Ballet - What to do with 3 400-Day Movements

    Try this: www.georgoff.com/ballet.mp4
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    Potato Rock Ballet - What to do with 3 400-Day Movements

    I have a hard enough time getting one mechanism going, and getting all three running took some fiddling. From a distance in almost silhouette, the 9 ounce weights looks like they change shape. An earlier incarnation used lead ball fishing weights, one side painted black, the other side painted...
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    German Identify Vienna Regulator? Gustav Becker?

    Estate sale announcement shows this shadowy image of what I believe may be Gustav Becker? "Railing top" missing additional top décor perhaps. I will see it in a few days, but wondered if any sharp eyes might give me a good guess...
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    Adjusting an Unadjustable Escapement Pallet Depth Hermle 1191-853 H.S. 114 cm/60

    Big thank to dickstorer who said "The right hole on the pallet bridge is larger than the one on the left. It is made that way so the depthing can be adjusted." Sometimes the obvious escapes the inexperienced. Indeed the right hole is bigger (but not by very much) and now adjusted, the...
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    Adjusting an Unadjustable Escapement Pallet Depth Hermle 1191-853 H.S. 114 cm/60

    I was running it with a 3.2 pound weight from an 8 day cuckoo. It will skip teeth even with a 2.5 pound weight.
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    Adjusting an Unadjustable Escapement Pallet Depth Hermle 1191-853 H.S. 114 cm/60

    I'm relatively new to this, I've worked on a hundred or so clocks, but I'm stumped on this one. Brother in law replaced the movement in his clock, after spraying it with WD-40 in an effort to "fix" a chime or strike problem. He gave me his old movement to play with. As I had no weights nor...
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    Identify This Parlour or Kitchen Clock? Gilbert? Sessions? Ingraham?

    Thanks for more info! I did find an image of a "Kroeber Walnut Parlor Clock, Texas" online and it is very close. I suspect I will have the clock in my possession soon, as it is not currently running and I've volunteered to have a look. Kind thanks to all!
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    Identify This Parlour or Kitchen Clock? Gilbert? Sessions? Ingraham?

    Thanks! I'll look up more Kroeber examples, much of what I've seen looks very similar indeed.
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    Identify This Parlour or Kitchen Clock? Gilbert? Sessions? Ingraham?

    Photos from a friend, I do not have the clock in hand so I can't see the movement. It's similar to a Gilbert that I've seen, and it looks like "Jenny Lynn" styles. No maker's name on the dial, but the woodwork top center might be a stylized S, perhaps Session? I'm hoping someone might...
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    Herschede Telechron 1930's Floor Clock - Chimes but NO STRIKE

    Got it figured out. Chime and Strike are both driven by an "action gear" (I think the legendary bangster described it so) which is kept in motion by the Telecrhon. Their respective trains shift into and out of contact with the action gear, engaging and disengaging as needed. Two rotating plates...
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    Herschede Telechron 1930's Floor Clock - Chimes but NO STRIKE

    I can release by hand, but the gathering pallet does not turn. No force to run it. As I understand it, the motor winds a spring which runs the time side, and the motor also drives the chime and strike. When the power fails, the spring keeps the time, but there is no chime nor stike without...
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    Herschede Telechron 1930's Floor Clock - Chimes but NO STRIKE

    I'm stumped on this one. Time is fine, Winchester chimes just fine, but it will not strike. Will not engage anything on strike, pin will not turn, no motive force at all in strike. The telechron motor drive makes this more challenging. I'm still fairly new at this. I've taken some photos...
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    Questions: 30-Hour Endless Chain Tall Case Movement?

    Thanks for info, this is enough for me to set it up on a test rig and see if we can get it to run (this is the fun part!). I'm surprised to learn it might be that old, anyone else hazard a guess at a date??
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    Questions: 30-Hour Endless Chain Tall Case Movement?

    I picked this up at a local flea market and had no clear idea what it was. Got it home and was even more puzzled by the endless chain. I believe I've indentified it based on similar movement images posted here and on the web. No maker's mark seen anywhere on the plates (which measure about 4 1/2...
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    International Time Recorder - Setting The Beat

    Nope, my big fat fingers don't make it back there with any dexterity. I can probably judge the crutch wire postion by watching how the pallets balance relative to the escapement wheel teeth, it's way off now (see photo). And, top trim looks original to the piece, same patina and coloration.
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    International Time Recorder - Setting The Beat

    After pendulum repair, the clock runs but I have to rotate the case a great deal to get it in beat. Any easy way to set the beat, or do I need to pull the movement to try to bend the crutch wire properly, reinstall, test, repeat as necessary? Also, any guess as to approximate age on this one...
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    ITR (Internatiional Time Recorder) Pendulum Stick Bob Repair/Rebuild

    I removed remnants of bent nail-like pieces (rivets) used to secure the regulating screw to the stick, made two U shaped pieces from galvanzed iron wire so the wires go through the holes the screw and then fold up front and back heading up the stick, then notched the stick on both sides so the...

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