Clock repair

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  1. Kenny118

    Kenny118 Registered User

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    Does anyone know if the rack tail on a-200 movement goes under, over or on the snail
     
  2. Uhralt

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    Can you post a picture? Who is the maker of the movement?

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  3. Kenny118

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    Seth thomas

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  4. NEW65

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    Looks similar to some of the Kieninger movements where the rack tail drops underneath and on to the snail.
     
  5. Kenny118

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    In my experience the rack tail always falls on the snail. The setup you have looks ok to me. What problem are you having with the setup you have?

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  7. Kenny118

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    The chime tries to work when i turn minute hand, originally the rack tail was under the snail, it didn't look right, i brought it up but chime still not working
     
  8. breeze

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    What you have looks fine to me. When you say it does not work what do you mean? Does it strike the wrong number or is there a lack of power to operate the strike?
     
  9. R&A

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    When the hands are off the clock the snail will move forward and the tail will land behind the snail. Try it with the hands on the clock.
     
  10. Kenny118

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    I can get it to chime by raising and holding the rack,i have the minute hand on,but it wont chime on it's own,the spring seems fine,it unwinds when i hold the rack up for awhile
     
  11. shutterbug

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    It looks like the tail has been repaired/replaced. It looks like a pretty good job, but the part that should hit the snail might not be shaped correctly, or the tail might be just a little off, causing the gathering pallet to encounter the tip of a tooth and stop. Can you post a pic of that area of the tail piece for us?
     
  12. Kenny118

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    Did you get pic,I'm new to this
     
  13. shutterbug

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    Use the "from PC" button and then select the pic from your pc files. It will upload and attach to your post.
     

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