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escape wheel and verge

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I bought a replacement verge and escape wheel from Merritts. It is not the same as the one I am replacing; it is smaller. how do I fit it on the existing plate? The pin that holds the anchor escapement is not long enough and is in the wrong location . The original escape wheel has teeth that are bent and worn. The original verge is broken from adjusting the pallets.
 

Steven Thornberry

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We may be able to help you more if we could see pictures of the movement, esp. the EW and anchor pin, and the replacement parts that you bought from Merritt's.
 

clockman230@comcast.net

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sorry, i do not know how to send pictures. it is merritts' onlly 42 tooth escape wheel with matching verge. the anchor pin is for the original es ape wheel; it is in the wrong location for merritts verge and wheel.
 

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The 42 tooth escape wheel from Merritts and other suppliers are for kitchen clocks not wood works. Proper escape wheels and verges can be had from Don Bruno at Torrington Clocks http://torringtonclockco.com/ I have no vested interest in Don or his clock work. I am not aware of any others offering the correct escape wheel and verge although both can be fabricated by true clockmakers...
 

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It really would be helpful to see this movement. I assume that this IS a wooden movement because it is posted here. Old wooden movements that are this used up often need other repairs as well. You might want to consider sending the complete movement to Don Bruno to have the parts properly fitted rather than just purchasing the parts along. He will be able to advise if your movement needs anything else repaired to operate properly. By the way, don't expect to get these special made and fitted parts for anything close to what you paid Merritt's!

RC
 

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