Baeurle Peerless Movement

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  1. Bill Cann

    Bill Cann Registered User
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    I have a Bauerle Peerless movement that runs well but the strike seems like it is missing something. There is no spring on the hammer, so it strikes once and bounces loudly a couple times after that. There are two pins that a spring could be attached to but not sure an extension spring would work, but maybe a hefty torsion spring might. Attached a couple pictures. Hoping someone can fill in the gap.

    Thanks for any help.
    Bill

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  2. kinsler33

    kinsler33 Registered User

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    The pin that sticks out of the hammer shaft looks like it was engaged by a simple spring made from a piece of heavy piano wire that staked into the opposite plate. These break off without much provocation. If there was such a spring you'll find its remains staked into the rear of the front plate. I would add that there are better designs for hammer springs, and a light coil tension spring hooked to wherever you can hook it would probably do a good job. But if there was a simple staked one-wire spring for the hammer and you want to reproduce it, just drill a tiny hole next to the broken-off spring in the front plate and stake in a substantial piece of piano wire or pivot wire.

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  3. R&A

    R&A Registered User

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    I don't think this one has a spring. You adjust the pickup with the screw on the side of the hammer. The bounce is from it being to close to the gong.
     

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