NEW HAVEN STRIKE LEVER

BIG D

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Hello all,
I just got this New Haven Banjo clock back in. I had done a cleaning on it in the past. Problem now is the chime would not work. As it turned out the maintaince lever is broken where it drops into the maintaince cam. This lever also acts as the stop lever at the end of each strike.
Question is........... I found the piece that broke off at the bend of the lever. If I solder this back on will that be strong enought to hold?:?|
I am attempting to add photos.

Tia,
Don
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BIG D

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After studying on this....................
That was my thoughts too.

First thought was.... Just remove it and solder it back.
Second thought....... That will not hold, Add a corner brace of say brass.
Third Thought.......... Do it right and remake that one lever. That way it looks right even though no one else will see it.

Thanks for the confirmation.
Don
 

Richmccarty

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Don -
Always go for option #3. Do it right and try to make the repair as unnoticable as possible.

It should be a simple matter of filing the end of the broken detent where it's revitted to the arbor, removing it from the arbor and rivetting in a new wire.

Hope this Helps,
Rich McCarty, GradBHI & West Dean College
http://www.restoredclocks.com
 
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