English 30 Hr Bird Cage Movement What is this stand for?

will harbison

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This is an English 30 hr, single hand, countwheel strike movement. Brass dial signed D:EVE EXON. The bell stand is missing but was fastened to the top plate in the right rear.

What is this stand for? It is original to the movement. Some way of silencing the bell hammer from striking the bell?? I have never seen anything like this on any 30hr movement I have seen in pictures.


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Mike Phelan

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As Jevan says. Occasionally these clocks had no hammer stop but relied the shape of the hammer to butt against its spring.

Just for interest, why would you want to silence it after going to the trouble of overhauling it? :???:
 

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As Jevan says. Occasionally these clocks had no hammer stop but relied the shape of the hammer to butt against its spring.

Just for interest, why would you want to silence it after going to the trouble of overhauling it? :???:
The best way to silence a countwheel strike clock is to fix a wooden clothes peg to the fly.No damage to clock, easily removed. It is also the traditional method.
 

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The best way to silence a countwheel strike clock is to fix a wooden clothes peg to the fly.No damage to clock, easily removed. It is also the traditional method.
I don't think the OP wants to silence the bell. In his first post he wrote:

What is this stand for? Some way of silencing the bell hammer from striking the bell??
I read that as him suggesting, in answer to his own question, that the 'stand' could have been some way of silencing the bell, not that he was looking for a way of silencing the bell.

But, as ever, I may be missing something.

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Mike Phelan

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Right, gotcha :) I was really wondering why anyone would need to have something in the clock to permanently silence the bell (probably in 1800s / 1900s) they could do it easily putting something on the fly?
 

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I often silence striking on my 30 hour clocks, either because they are located near the room I sleep in, or just because I prefer to wind them about every 3 days rather than every day.
 

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