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Can Chime Barrel be adjusted once plates are back together? Surely there must be a way?

Probox

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Hi all. I am working on this triple fusee clock with 8 bells. I cleaned and re-assembled the clock only to learn that the chime is off by a small amount, just wouldn't let that last hammer fall. See pictures. I am wondering, there must be a way to adjust that chime barrel without letting down the power on all three fusees and removing the plates? I don't think with this thick brass I can even use a plate spreader. Please has anyone run into this before? I had marked the correct spot before disassembling but it just moved a tiny bit during reassemblly and I hadn't noticed/checked it before adding power. I'm really hoping there is a secret I don't know about.....don't really want to start all over.

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Willie X

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Look for a setscrew on a hub somewhere, usually it's easy to see and on the gear that drives the pin drum. Willie X
 

Probox

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Oh, not seeing a set screw but you gave me an Idea. I'll get back to you.
Had to resort to the plate spreader, which is never ideal. May have got it now though
 

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