- May 12, 2010
I am cleaning a dirty three train Enfield Clock Co. clock which has the 12 tooth cannon wheel tightly fastened to the center arbor. The cannon wheel also contains the cam that triggers the Westminster carillon every quarter of an hour. The cannon wheel seems friction pushed onto the center arbor so tightly, that I cannot easily get it off. I am reluctant to use force for fear of damaging the arbor or the cannon wheel or both. If I do not get the cannon wheel off, the arbor I cannot properly clean the center arbor pivot hole. What can I best do in this case? Is there a special tool or trick to get the cannon wheel of the center arbor?