I finally bit the bullet and decided to tackle my old American Cuckoo Clock Company movement. After cleaning it up and inspecting the lantern pinions I noticed one was protruding slightly from the top. Looking into it further I found none of the trundles were staked at the top like American movements. I can literally take one out of any of the shrouds with tweezers. Aren't these suppose to be secured and how? Also the plates seem to be farther apart than needed. I have like 1/8" end shake and the pivots have "tunneled in" due to them being almost too short. The plates don't seemed to be warped and are awfully thick. What do I not understand?
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