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    Best way to make small pins

    See p 77 of this (page 88 of the scan) for how to make taper pins with hand tools. The clock jobber's handybook a practical manual on cleaning, repairing and adjusting; embracing information on the tools, materials, appliances and ...
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    Is there a liquid that resembles Mercury in appearance?

    Pure gallium melts at about 30 degrees C but there are available alloys of gallium, indium and tin which are liquid at much lower temperatures, down below freezing. One of the problems with them is they look so like mercury that people assume they must be mercury and raise safety issues...
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    Ingraham stops periodically

    Isn't that clickspring all wrong? I would expect it to be longer and going the other way round the winding arbour.
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    william wise wantage 30 hour clock

    I would suggest this list as a starting point for finding a repairer in your area. BHI Accredited Repairers : British Horological Institute
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    Grandfather Clock Chime mechanism broken

    If you are interested in gut you might like this video from the King's Lynn manufacturer (though it does confuse clock weights and pendulum, oops) - gut can be made very precise, but clocks are not its most demanding use.
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    Help Pendulum too long (case too short?)

    Have you changed the suspension spring? A thinner one might be worth trying.
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    Help identify these movements

    Making a drum or circular chart recorder go round in the specified time.
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    Help identify these movements

    The third is a chart recorder motor Bristol 370341112 Chart Recorder Drive Motor
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    Lantern Clock (ish) dubious vintage

    The McKinley Tariff Act Of 1890 required imports to the US to be marked with their country of origin in English.
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    Please ID this Clock American $ Kitchen clock

    The case is missing its top and they said (which I agree with) that they didn't think it worth buying a new one off someone as it would need to be custom made. It is also not sensible to me to buy a whole new alarm movement because the winding stop is broken. Neither will stop the clock...
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    Help Need help programming a Seiko Quartz double chime movement

    At the risk of asking the obvious - are you sure your battery is good and not getting a bit flat?
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    Please ID this Clock American $ Kitchen clock

    If you want the clock as close to original as you can get it, it would be quite an easy piece to make a replacement with basic tools.
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    Please ID this Clock American $ Kitchen clock

    It looks like yours has the one tooth broke off. See for instance image in message 3 here Seth Thomas Eclipse Clock - Looking for info
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    What Process Was Used Before Bushing?

    You might find this 1889 book on clock repair interesting The clock jobber's handybook a practical manual on cleaning, repairing and adjusting; embracing information on the tools, materials, appliances and ...
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    Old movement - maker's mark

    Very tentatively 'Foster'
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    Dating an Early 18th Century Single Hand Long Case

    Exactly my point - note the inscribed date and say why it is being discounted, rather than not mentioning it and leaving a question over whether it had been seen and what other details might have been missed.
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    Dating an Early 18th Century Single Hand Long Case

    It is worth at least noting - while not being particularly convinced by - the 1672 scratched into the chapter ring.
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    Dating an Early 18th Century Single Hand Long Case

    A Samuel Haydon of Wareham left a will in 1735 - getting hold of a copy might reveal whether he was a clockmaker. Wareham Wills Admins & Inventories Archdeaconry Court of Dorset
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    Help How should I fix this suspension spring?

    I would undo the solder joint and see how well that leader hook will unfold back to a more original form before deciding what you need as a final solution.
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    small small files... what am i shopping for?

    Riffler files are bent files.

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