I've recently been concentrating on getting numerous 30 hour ogees and column clocks running, and there seems to be a recurring problem with those older examples with wooden dials, which are thicker than metal dials. Often the hands do not come up from the arbor sufficiently high, so they must be bent into a sort of "Z" shape to clear the dial and not rub. Too much, and there is a problem with touching the dial glass when the door is closed. This can't be how they were originally. Shimming up the entire movement runs into the door glass issue. Perhaps the original hands (if the ones I am working with are not original, sometimes hard to tell) had a deeper shoulder on the hour hand, thus raising it sufficiently. Can anyone comment?
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