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Ken M

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Picked this up today at an estate sale, turns out she's a clock lady. Says she has over 300 clocks in her home next door, all kinds. Said she's had this about 15 years....apparently she doesn't clean and polish. It's running. I think that locking lever is on the wrong side of the plate. I know earlier ones were on the top, but I don't think this is one of those.

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etmb61

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The locking lever is correct. That's the first version. See appendix 123 in the repair guide 10th ed. The bottom block should be held to the pendulum by a small cotter pin. The hook should look like this one:
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Here is the brochure picture of the model.
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I've got one just like it. It certainly must have looked "space age" when it was new, and it's still a very attractive and unusual little clock. Nice find!
 

Ken M

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I've got one just like it. It certainly must have looked "space age" when it was new, and it's still a very attractive and unusual little clock. Nice find!
She had a sticker of $75 on it, but it's the 2nd day of the sale and she hadn't sold hardly anything so I got it for $35. Walked away once, but went back. I'll clean it up. Something to be said about original patina, but I like shiny brass. I'll be talking to her again. She said she has four 400 day clocks that need repair, she does that. Interesting old lady.
 

Ken M

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Well, I took it apart and cleaned it up some. But I didn't something wrong putting it back together. The pendulum is way forward of the cup. Everything looks right, the plates are in the right direction, maybe I flipped the top one to put the nicer side up, but it looks symmetrical. That's the only thing I can think of.
 

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Well, I took it apart and cleaned it up some. But I didn't something wrong putting it back together. The pendulum is way forward of the cup. Everything looks right, the plates are in the right direction, maybe I flipped the top one to put the nicer side up, but it looks symmetrical. That's the only thing I can think of.
I remember doing the same thing, The clamps that hold the support hoops aren't symmetrical, as I recall.
 

Ken M

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No, they're not. But I got them even, so the "knots" are even. Maybe there's another combination.
 

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Here's a photo of my clock. I hope it gives you a sense of how it fits together.

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Isn't the location of the cup adjustable? I just checked the pictures I took when I refurbed my clock and it appears I didn't even take the base and support "wires" apart...guess I went the easy route! ;)

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Ken M

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I took it apart and put it back together, it landed real close. I neglected to tighten the top knot, so it's a little loose. While messing with it, the rods slid through the top know and that is where it's at. I can move it around until the pendulum is right over the cup. She left about a 1 1/2" pin in the top block, makes adjusting the beat a cinch, nice little trick.
 

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