I have a Howard Miller wall clock with an 8” dial and a Hermle 351-030A movement with Westminster chimes. I had been looking for a way to silence the chimes periodically but the dial has no chime silencer selector or selector slot. I had searched along the edge of the dial to see if the movement had a chime silencer that could be reached from the side but had been unable to find one. I was considering installing one on the movement myself (I understand that can be done with my particular movement) but after removing the movement from the case, I discovered that it already HAS a silencer lever installed which is 4” in length, comes to exactly the edge of the dial (but no further) and presses against the back of the dial. It’s for this reason that I had been unable to locate it by simply feeling around the edges of the dial from the front of the clock. The fact that the end of the lever comes exactly to the edge of the dial on the clock is probably why Howard Miller didn’t use a dial with a slot in it for the lever to protrude through. Right now, the lever is too long to fit through any slot in a dial this size. In order to do that, they would have had to cut some of the lever off, add a slotted dial and then add a right angle tab to the end of the lever so it would protrude through the slot in the dial. On the other hand, the lever is too SHORT to be easily grasped from along the edge of the dial. It can be reached reasonably easily when it is in the “ON” position but is very difficult to reach, grasp and moved when in the “OFF” position. I would like to fashion some type of extender of probably 1/2” to 3/4” to add to the end of that lever (my lever is the same as the one shown in the bottom lever in the pic of post #3 in this thread: https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=38998&page=2) and which would extend it that far beyond the edge of my dial. That would make it long enough to be grasped and moved easily but not too long to fit the clearances around the chime rods and case edge. I would also have to bend the chime silencer lever slightly away from the back of the dial so that it doesn’t press against it as it does now. That doesn’t seem very difficult to do however. My lever also has a small hole in the end of it (as shown in the pic) so it looks as if something could be screwed onto the end of it. Does anyone have any suggestions on where/if I can find parts to do what I want? I have checked with Black Forest but they don’t seem to have what I am looking for. The only other way I can figure to achieve what I am trying to do (and in the absence of some type of available extender) is to somehow make some type of extender myself and solder it to the end of the lever. I would prefer not to have to get into that however if possible. Any suggestions or assistance would be appreciated. Thanks.