New Haven Flip Mechanism

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  1. Larry48075

    Larry48075 Registered User

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    I am trying to restore an electric New Haven flip clock, and I am wondering how to open the movement for cleaning without the dozens of flip number pieces falling out. Does anyone here have experience with these?

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    Thank You

    Larry
     
  2. damart299

    damart299 Registered User

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    Did you get help or responses to your question? I’m in the same situation and could use some help with the same clock.
     
  3. Larry48075

    Larry48075 Registered User

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    I never succeeded in disassembling and restoring the movement. Somehow, two or three teeth broke off of the phenolic gear, so I put the clock aside and never finished it. I don't know if the teeth were broken when I bought the clock or if I caused the damage. The gear is really fragile. I don't know if I could ever find all of the parts of the again. It is a real shame as these clocks can sell for hundreds of dollars.

    Larry
     
  4. damart299

    damart299 Registered User

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    I’m having problems trying to remove the knurled knob the rotates the numbers to allow disassembly, any ideas?
     
  5. Larry48075

    Larry48075 Registered User

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    It should unscrew clockwise.


    Larry
     
  6. damart299

    damart299 Registered User

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    Will try that. Thanks. I found the my clock was not running because several of the tickets had become bonded together and would not allow the clock to rotate the numbers. Released the tickets ,oiled the various gears and manually moved the mechanism, and it works!!
     

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