Fusee Skeleton Clock

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  1. Lincolnhill

    Lincolnhill Registered User
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    Jan 5, 2002
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    I just acquired my first skeleton clock, and for that matter, my first fusee clock.

    Two questions:

    1) When the fusee is fully wound down, how much pressure/tension should still be on the mainspring? My clock has winding arbors on the fusee and the mainspring so it is easily adjustable.

    2) After I have finished cleaning, polishing and oiling the movement, should I oil the fusee chain? Currently it is oiled to the point it has left puddles on the mainspring's barrel which seems odd to me.

    Any other things I should be aware of before proceeding?

    Thanks,

    Michael
     
  2. Lincolnhill

    Lincolnhill Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Jan 5, 2002
    265
    2
    18
    I just acquired my first skeleton clock, and for that matter, my first fusee clock.

    Two questions:

    1) When the fusee is fully wound down, how much pressure/tension should still be on the mainspring? My clock has winding arbors on the fusee and the mainspring so it is easily adjustable.

    2) After I have finished cleaning, polishing and oiling the movement, should I oil the fusee chain? Currently it is oiled to the point it has left puddles on the mainspring's barrel which seems odd to me.

    Any other things I should be aware of before proceeding?

    Thanks,

    Michael
     

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