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Clock Movement Plates Needed For Practice

Vint

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I would like to buy used clock movement plates for the purpose of teaching myself how to install bushings. I have been told that some folks having a “bone pile” may be willing to sell such items. I’ve tried the route of eBay in terms of auctioning but haven’t been successful. If anyone can help me I would really appreciate it. I have purchased the necessary reamers and bushings and have enough knowledge to be dangerous,lol!
Thank you.
 

Carl Bergquist

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What type of plates? I've got several laying around. I've got a Gilbert visible escape that I am giving up on that you can have. Too many clocks and not enough patients.
 

Vint

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What type of plates? I've got several laying around. I've got a Gilbert visible escape that I am giving up on that you can have. Too many clocks and not enough patients.
Thanks Carl. I will take whatever you want to contribute in my pursuit of learning to bush worn pivot holes. You are kind to do this for me.
 

Vint

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E mail me your address (bergquistcarl50@gmail.com) and I will put a "Care Package" together. I will include some plates and the Gilbert. The Gilbert is really going to be a bushing challenge. I will include all the pieces for the Gilbert just in case you get curious.
Good morning. I’m excited to see the Gilbert movement as I’ve not seen one before. From photos it appears to resemble the Ingraham movement? My address is 444 10th street, Del Mar,
CA 92014. Any advice for me as to size bushings and bushing in general? I usually buy my supplies from Timesavers. Their chart is a little confusing. As I’m a beginner do you recommend a “bushing kit” in terms of bushings I should keep on hand? I read somewhere that the plates (thickness) for American clocks are usually 1.9 mm.....is this true?
Thanks again Carl and if I can pay you for any of the costs incurred please let me know.

Vint
 

Carl Bergquist

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I have not bought bushings in many years so the prices I see now are much higher. I did buy a few of the assortments that were for American clocks and they have served me well. I use the number II and III reamers mostly. Since you are a beginner the Gilbert main body bushings will be ok for you to accomplish but the escape wheel and verge front bushings (as you will see) are another story. I am sending several plates that you can fill with holes, but you really need to fit gears between your new bushings and see how they spin and how the end shake is and how they mesh with adjoining gears. I am going to try to squeeze a complete movement in the box for you to practice on. The Gilbert will need to wait, but it is an interesting beast.
 

Vint

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I have not bought bushings in many years so the prices I see now are much higher. I did buy a few of the assortments that were for American clocks and they have served me well. I use the number II and III reamers mostly. Since you are a beginner the Gilbert main body bushings will be ok for you to accomplish but the escape wheel and verge front bushings (as you will see) are another story. I am sending several plates that you can fill with holes, but you really need to fit gears between your new bushings and see how they spin and how the end shake is and how they mesh with adjoining gears. I am going to try to squeeze a complete movement in the box for you to practice on. The Gilbert will need to wait, but it is an interesting beast.
Carl I can’t thank you enough.
 
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