Sigh. OK, first post here, hello everyone! I've lurked for a few months and learned a great deal. Unfortunately, perhaps, not quite enough. I've now made my first dummy mistake. I now require sage advice and wise counsel to hopefully recover from it. I'm working on one of my first movements and have managed to "unwind" the spring to far trying to expand it while still in the clock movement that I disconnected the arbors. (The springs were sticking and I was trying to unstick the coils from each other so I can see if the clock would run and overall just needed to be cleaned.) Basically the arbors are now disconnected from both the time mainspring as well as the strike mainspring (Hey, I don't do ANYTHING halfway!) while still in the movement. The mainsprings basically are "unsprung" now (see pictures) and now the arbor just turns without tightening the spring when I wind. It's an Ansonia movement from a ~1921 "Delhi" tambour clock with two chime hammers (cleaning the case now (THAT part looks good!)). Stamp on the back of the movement plate is B22. Three questions 1. Is there a way to safely reconnect the two mainsprings/arbors without disassembling the movement? 2. If not, Is there a way to safely remove the springs from the movement without clamping (they are expanded now) so I can repair them without: a. Losing or damaging body parts. b. Losing or damaging clock parts. c. Losing any significant quantity of blood. 3. Is there something else better/more suited that I should be trying to do other than #1 or #2? I have my almost completed Joe Collins winder in the basement but I don't think that will do much good here. Suggestions for my predicament?