Brass bushings on Terry movement--original?

jboger

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Would appreciate if someone could tell me if the brass bushings on this Eli Terry & Son movement are original to the movement or added later. I dismantled and cleaned the movement, then re-assembled the basic time part of the clock. It runs quite well with good motion to the pendulum.

John

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I suspect they are a later addition. Not quite right appearance-wise for a factory job. This is Henry Terry with original bushings, we think.

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What I find odd about mine is that every pivot is bushed, including those you might not think necessary. By that I mean the pivots for the Strike-side levers in the upper left-hand corner of the movement. Why bother? Are yours bushed?
 

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yeah, the bushing in areas that don't experience much if any wear was the clue as to a later effort
 

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It was an adequate job. The clock ran the whole night. I will put the entire movement back together now. Thanks.
 

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One other things. All the wheels match. I believe they are all original to each other. Even with interchangeable parts, there can be differences in the turnings. These all match. What seems unusual to me is that not a single wheel is damaged. No repaired teeth. Nothing. Just wear.

I'm convinced the bushings are a later addition. Thanks again.

John
 

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