- Jan 11, 2021
I do not know how the chimes were deactivated as the previous owner has passed away.Welcome to the board.
It would be helpful to know exactly how the strike/chimes have been deactivated. Are some parts missing? If you could explain exactly what has been done to stop them I am sure you can be helped.
Close up photos of the movement, particularly the strike/chime mechanism, would also be a great help.
I was assured that the chime/strike were deactivated and that the heaviest weight drove the time. My secure Heath-Robinson rig will have to be relocated to near the window to enable me to safely work on the clock and also facilitate photography when necessary.One has to wonder if the chime/strike function were intentionally deactivated, or if there is just some problem that caused them to stop working. Chiming and striking are initiated by parts on the front of the movement. It would be helpful to see the front with the dial and hands removed. I f someone "tied something up", it may be on the front of the movement. Try to get more light on your pictures; don't shoot against a bright background (back lighting),
Many thanks for all replies. I’m exhausted now so another big day tomorrow.
That hole should have a pin in it, to prevent the long lever being lifted too high. Like this one:There is an empty tiny threaded hole towards centre top with components missing compared with illustration.