New Haven Novelty

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  1. wbranko

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    I am working on a New Haven novelty clock with a fairly large movement. I have not seen a set up like this before. I got to the movement, and can not figure out how to remove the bezel and glass...is it press fit, screw fit:???:? Anyone who has worked on one of these before, please help me out. How do I get to the hands? 302934.jpg 302935.jpg 302936.jpg
     

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    Look for a thin wire around the circumference of the dial. It will have a small gap where you can insert a small screwdriver or something to remove it. It's spring loaded. There were several unique ways to hold things together. I doubt that it's press fit, although the glass might be. The bezel should come off some way. :)
     
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    Shutterbug,

    Thanks!! You sent me on the right track. I started REALLY looking at the gap. I could not see a spring or spot to insert a blade...so I used a razor blade to pry on the bezel. To my surprise, it gave a little. Working carefully around the bezel, it eventually popped off. So it was a press fit after all! Who knew:???:?

    All's well that ends well. Now on to the cleaning!
     
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