Minute hand bent at end

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  1. Evernia

    Evernia Registered User

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    I bought an incomplete clock to play with and am bothered by the hands. Specifically the minute hand which is deliberately scored and bent up by 90 degrees at the tip. I have an irritating feeling of familiarity about this bend but can't place it, it might not even have been on a clock but some form of indicator dial. Is it a known phenomenon?

    The rest of the clock I am still eyeballing - it is (or was) a dial clock with strike, I incline towards Anglo-American rather than American, the movement is unsigned but matches examples signed Pomeroy. Lacks dial & bezel.

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  2. bruce linde

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    hard to tell without seeing the hands in context on the dial. perhaps someone bent replacement hands to fit within the bezel?

    i ain't no expert, but i've been through a lot of clocks and that does not look right to me.
     
  3. Steven Thornberry

    Steven Thornberry User Administrator
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    Are you sure that the bend is not just an accidental/incidental bend accomplished by Harry Klutzfingers or such? I agree the movement is by Noah Pomeroy. Here's a signed example.

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  4. Evernia

    Evernia Registered User

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    The hand has been scored/half cut through at the back where it is bent up, so I call it deliberate. Lopping the end off would I think be the faster and more straightforward alteration to make it fit within the bezel.

    Thanks for the Pomeroy picture.
     

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