Miniature K & O

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  1. tracerjack

    tracerjack Registered User
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    Here is my latest overhaul, a sweet little K & O miniature, plate 1381. Okay, the plastic guard and minute wheel are a bit less than what I would desire, but it works beautifully and keeps excellent time. I think I spent more time polishing the base than I did on cleaning the movement and setting the beat. Every time I take the spring out of these little barrels, I am surprised by how easy it is. I was doing a standard size at the same time, and it fought me all the way. Spring end didn't want to catch on the barrel pin, then the arbor didn't want to catch. While the standards are impressive, I'm liking these little ones more and more. Would be nice if there was a thread just for miniatures and midgets. Would love to see the other styles offered in these tiny clocks by the different makers and all in one place on the forum.
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  2. Kevin W.

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    I get different results on the small ones when repairing. Maybe its just how i feel that day, maybe tired or not observant, but i do enjoy working on them.
     
  3. Harry Hopkins

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    #3 Harry Hopkins, Feb 2, 2019
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    I like the smaller ones too! I have several miniatures in my collection but I only have this one midget.. It is a Hamilton Hyl, plate 1212E. It is the smallest 400 day that I have seen measuring in at 5.75" tall without the dome and 6.5" with the dome. It is a pin pallet escapement and I believe it is made by Haller. If I remember right I had to make a sleeve for my spring winder to remove and replace the spring as my set did not have one small enough. It is a strong running clock and keeps good time too! It has a plastic dome and plastic feet but still one of my favorites.

    Edit: I apologize for the same image inserted multiple times... My best efforts to delete 2 of them have failed.

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  4. tracerjack

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    I really like your midget. Wish I could find more like these.
     
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    Harry, I removed the two surplus photos.
     

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