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Herschede repair individual

Copperdragon3

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I'm in need of a Herschede specialist: my nine tube two weight clock will not chime the quarters without stalling. I've tried everything under the sun and have concluded that a specialist is needed. The clock has been fully cleaned, re-bushed and oiled and runs tip top but I cannot get it to chime either tune without it stalling every time. The chime runs so slow that it stalls. Anyone have a Herschede guy they trust:???: They don't have to be local to me as I am willing to ship it if necessary.
 

Willie X

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Does the chime fly have good end play (?) and, is the fly balanced (?). Two often overlooked problems with these clocks.

Shipping will be risky ...

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Copperdragon3

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I'm in the metro Detroit area, and end play on the fly is good but there appears to be a wobble in the shaft: not sure how to address that or if it makes a difference.
 

Willie X

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It shouldn't "wobble". A pair of "V" blocks, or mounted cones, can be a big help with straightening arbors and balancing a fly. Willie X
 

Willie X

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They would be used to accurately support the arbor at the pivots. Then you can turn it (with zero play) and see exactly what's going on with that arbor.

I usually straighten them using two "V" blocks and a small hammer but there are several ways to straighten arbors.

With thick plates, a slightly bent arbor can have the same effect as a bent pivot. Also, whatever bent the arbor could have also bent a pivot.

Willie X
 

Copperdragon3

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So do you think that wobble in the governor could cause the chime train to slow to the point of stopping?
 

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This plate spreader can be used to check wobble. It has two adjustable V's for that purpose.
 

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