A little more shame

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  1. TEACLOCKS

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    Back plate you might not be-able to see, looks like the bushing came out and the guy used some strips of some kind of steel and poked them down next to the pivot then soldered.
    The front plate some kind of solder then panted #2 wheel strike side
    And solder caps on to barrels
    GREAT



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  2. R. Croswell

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    Another example of taking more time to mess it up than it would have taken to do it right the first time. This crosses the line of what might be considered a "hard times 'innovative' repair" and reckless damage.

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    Here's a similar one I have on the bench right now!
     
  4. Tinker Dwight

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    Such poor soldering is also noted. At least they could
    have done a better job of soldering.
    On the first one, one wonders what the arc of solder does?
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    Look close, I believe there is a little piece of metal in the pivot hole but surely didn't need that gob of solder.
     
  6. JTD

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    Yes, I can see it too, there is a piece of pin or suchlike soldered to the plate, I guess it keeps the pivot where it ought to be.........it's truly awful, but I can't help admiring someone's ingenuity, I don't think that would have ever occurred to me as a way of 'fixing' a worn pivot hole!

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    don't disagree, but think that's understating it... gross 'repairs' and a complete cluelessness about clock best practices and hygiene. the bar is low for creating that 'here's how it cleaned up' shot. :cool:
     
  8. Tinker Dwight

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    On TeaClocks' one, does anyone notice the lower left of the
    barrel cap?
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  9. TEACLOCKS

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    1st picture back plate, If you look close the bushing looks like it is missing, then a tin strip is inserted in the hole then soldered.
     
  10. kinsler33

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    This might be an Asian clock with very thin plates--thin enough so that the winding arbor bushing tore out.

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