Fidel Hepting of Furtwangen. Looking for parts.

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  1. Peter W

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    i have recently discovered that an old wood plate movement, ca. 1860?, I’ve had for years was made by F Hepting. Going train runs fine with its one second pendulum and has a complete working strike mechanism. Unfortunately it’s missing tension washer, the gear on the extended main wheel arbor, the hour and minute wheels, knurled nuts, hands.

    Does any one have these parts (chance would be a fine thing:)) or is there anyone who can measure the parts I lack so I can get them made?

    The extended arbor is broken at the pin hole. Any suggestions how this can be repaired without making a new arbor?

    The count wheel external diameter is 65 mm if that is any gauge to size of missing gears etc.

    I’m sorry I can’t show photos. Keeps showing “no photos or videos “ each time. The external distance between the post that holds the hour pipe and extended arbor is 29.3 mm.

    Would appreciate any help, suggestions, advice. Thanks.
     
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    Hi Peter,we need pics. The system accepts pics but only with a limited quantity of data, not e.g. 12 megapixels. I photograph my items with the VGA modus of my camera, no difficulties when uploading. Give it a try!
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    And besides the size of photos, there are some photo formats it will not accept. Off the top of my head, one of the primary (old) formats the site will not accept is .bmp. There are others, but I don't have a list of which they may be.
     
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    46F75E4B-AD00-4AC4-AEBC-80445D0F67B4.jpeg 1900E49A-4FE9-41F0-9EB3-5B1FF437AE57.jpeg Belonging to above post. Shall post better pics tomorrow.
     
  5. Peter W

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    I’ll start again! I have recently discovered that an old wood plate movement, ca. 1860?, I’ve had for years was made by F Hepting. Going train runs fine with its one second pendulum and has a complete working strike mechanism. Unfortunately it’s missing tension washer, the gear on the extended main wheel arbor, the hour and minute wheels, knurled nuts, hands.

    Does any one have these parts (chance would be a fine thing:)) or is there anyone who can measure the parts I lack so I can get them made?

    The extended arbor is broken at the pin hole. Any suggestions how this can be repaired without making a new arbor?

    The count wheel external diameter is 65 mm if that is any gauge to size of missing gears etc.

    The external distance between the post that holds the hour pipe and extended arbor is 29.3 mm.

    Would appreciate any help, suggestions, advice. Thanks.

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