- Jul 24, 2001
The center arbor on a Hamburg American clock is bent-seriously bent. When the spring went, it broke out a barrel tooth and bent the arbor on each side of the lantern pinion. Those bends were corrected but now the hand portion( in front of the plate,which is tapered) has a few bends in it. They are enough so that the motion wheels will bind at one point or more. Try as I may, Have not been successful in straightening this one. This clock is a loss as far as time goes because almost every part was damaged including the ew,. which had every tooth bent. Have that corrected and clock runs fairly well after complete bushing, etc-even had to make a new suspension spring which is a two piece arrangement. I haven't started on the strike side yet. I think most would have passed on this one. Have never seen this amount of damage and wear on a German clock... It belongs to a good client and I just can't give up on it. Please excuse the long speech, but wanted to explain the problem I need help with- that is- how do y0u take multiple bends out of a TAPERED center arbor. My search didn't turn up anything for me. Thank you for any help.