Banjo in Beat

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  1. jpweaver

    jpweaver Registered User

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    I have recently cleaned and oiled a Waltham Watch Co. banjo clock. All of the pinions,bushings, and gears seem to be intact. It has been oiled appropriately. It will run for a veriable length of time and then stop. it seems to be very difficult to set it in beat. Is this common with this type of "deadbeat" escapement? I would appreciate any suggestions.

    Thank you

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    jpweaver Registered User

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    I have recently cleaned and oiled a Waltham Watch Co. banjo clock. All of the pinions,bushings, and gears seem to be intact. It has been oiled appropriately. It will run for a veriable length of time and then stop. it seems to be very difficult to set it in beat. Is this common with this type of "deadbeat" escapement? I would appreciate any suggestions.

    Thank you

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    jpweaver
     
  3. lpbp

    lpbp Registered User
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    You say it's hard to put in beat. Do you think it is in beat when you start it, and is it out when it stops. If so is it moving on the wall, or is it dragging on a tooth causing it.

    Larry Pearson, FNAWCC #35863
     
  4. jpweaver

    jpweaver Registered User

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    I am going to mark the escape wheel when it stops again. But I have used the MicroSet to set the "beat", and it does it pretty well. When it stops, it is not beating anymore. I guess I'm just tinkering. Your suggestion about a "tooth" will be answered by marking one tooth.
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