Howard street clock restoration details.

Peter A. Nunes

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I'm enjoying this street clock restoration, and rather than continue to add new threads as I go through it, I'll put further comments here.

Today's little project was cleaning, priming, and painting the two sheaves (pulleys) that are used- one hangs in the case, the other is installed directly in the weight. I had to grind off the end of the shaft to get the weight pulley out, and then peen it a bit to get it to stay in again. For those who are interested, the weight, which is lead, weighs 109.5 pounds, including the sheave.

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Peter A. Nunes

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Any wobble in the pins/pulley bore? Were they drilled to hold oil?
There is a bit of wear, but very little. The bushings are all smooth, the steel pins seemingly unworn. Since these turn at a remarkably slow rate, that's not surprising. There are three holes for oiling in the hub of the sheave in the weight, none in the pulley.
 

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