Herschede wall clock, oil sinks or fake bushings?

Wayne A

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Just took the movement out of a Herschede Winthrop 814 wall clock. From the rear of the clock the pivots have what on first glance appear to be bushings installed, on closer inspection they appear to be machine cut to look that way. Oddly the oil sinks on the front of the movement which is out of site do not have this treatment. Curious why they would do this, looks?

Had to take the face off the clock to remove the movement and found the hour cannon rubbing on the case, probably did not work too well.

Overall the movement design looks similar to a Hermle movement, did a bit of searching and found no others like this one.

Wayne

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It looks like a Junghans movement to me. It is a later Herschede when they used imported movements.
 

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The "oil sinks" stamped on one plate is an idea found on many American made clocks. Purely asthenic, which is why they only reside on one plate - the visible one ;)
 

Wayne A

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Purely asthenic, which is why they only reside on one plate - the visible one
Thanks, that's what I was thinking too but have to say I'm not seeing any improvement in its looks by there addition!

Wayne
 

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