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18с English bracket clocks verge repair

Oled

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Greetings, Colleagues.

I was asked by one of our local message board members about repair of English bracket clocks movement. It has an original verge escapement and it looks like the backcock was cracked long ago. So some early repairman has installed what you can see on the pictures. Is it correct? Does anyone has a picture of how that backcock originally looked like (without decorative shield)?

Second question is about the fusee ropes. What you suggest he should install there as a replacement? Fishing rope? What size? Or maybe there are better alternatives?

Many thanks in advance!

BR,
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R&A

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I made a similar set-up for a movement with a crown escapement once. I believe the block that the verge block sets in. Is suppose to be one piece. Let me do some research and I will get back to you. Unless somebody else has information first. I use the NAWCC library to get the information I used to build the one for the crown escapement. Put the one I made the whole verge and badcock was missing.
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Oled

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Thank you, Colleagues!

Now it's time to solve the puzzle: where to buy this phosphor bronze lines in Russia =))))

BR,
Oleg
 

Mike Phelan

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Some verge escapement clocks have a steel block for the knife edge vee block, and there is a brass plate screwed to the back cock, often decoratively fretted.

The back verge pivot is polished and rounded on its end in case it contacts the said plate.
 

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