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Embarrassing Question - How To Properly Use This Winder

Rob Martinez

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I picked up the below winder a while back and could not figure out how to use it with the 4 attachments that came with it. I do attach it to my table vice for use but I have no idea how it use the winder with the attachments that came with it.

Using the 2 make-shift attachments I have added (see picture) allows me to attach the great wheel winding arbor of a clock and the hoop end of the spring so I can reattach my spring to the arbor after cleaning. However, I figure there must be a way to use this winder with the attachments that come with it... Can someone help this novice, wanna-be clock guy figure this out....

Thanks in advance, Rob

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Jaap

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Hi Rob, these are a crime. I've got one myself. But you have a original Bergeon springwinder. Oke here we go. Measure the winding arbor and choose an arbor in your picture under 10 12 14 cm for best fitting in the spring. Place the long pin on top to hold the end of the spring. When wound, place the barrel over the spring. It will go partialy in because of the pin on top. Wind the spring back in the barrel, remove the pin from the top. Remove the bergeon arbor from the spring. Place the correct arbor, start winding the spring to get the spring full in the barrel and hooked on barrel hook. Best is to clamp the barrel in wood. When start winding the spring it will move in the barrel to hook on the barrel hook. 20200828_202004.jpg 20200828_202410.jpg 20200828_220405.jpg

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Rob Martinez

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Thanks - the link from Henry and your description Jaap have totally cleared it up. With my 'jimmied' attachments I use it for non-barreled main springs. Now I know what the attachments are for and how to use when I need to wind a spring back into a barrel.

Thanks again!
 
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Jaap

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Hi Rob and all members of this board, the very best wishes for the comming year.
Due to the lockdown in the Netherlands, I had some time to spare, and made an upgrade for the Bergeon 4126 springwinder. This upgrade is for the open American spring. Btw the original winding handle was a crime. Much to small to work savely for unwinding a spring. My wife can tell, she was with me in the workshop when my hand lost the grip. The spring was fully wound. Pew, no harm done, and no casualties. So I made a new winding handle. It feels much saver.

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The last image is of the original knob.
 
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