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  1. Jmurrell

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    Good afternoon I am working on a Seth Thomas Bracket Clock and the movement # is A403-001. Its a WM strike and chime movement. The part I need is a click spring. I have tried several places with no luck. The click spring looks very similar to the #16693 in Timesavers catalog but mine has 2 tabs that go down in the movement and the screw goes down over top of the spring instead of in the tab on the side like the one in Timesavers. Does anyone know if someone is making that particular spring that I need ?
    Thanks for any help
    John Murrell :)
     
  2. Old Rivers

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    John,

    Photos of your movement would be helpful.

    Bill
     
  3. Jmurrell

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    I will post some photos. I hope these help.

    John Murrell

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    Look at Ronell Clock (ronellclock.com)
    Their click spring # PCS-166 looks close. You may have to bend it to shape
     
  5. Jmurrell

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    Can I bend on of these without breaking it?
    John Murrell
     
  6. Dick Feldman

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    John,
    The answer to your question is sometimes or maybe most times.
    Probably you should order a few to practice on.
    If one click return spring has failed, what kind of shape are the rest in?
    Because of the consequences of failed click assemblies, it might be a good time to upgrade/replace them all.
    Good Luck,
    Dick
     
  7. Jmurrell

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    Thanks I will try that.
    John
     
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    If needed, you can alter the shape with a Dremel cut off disk. Don't let it get too hot.
     
  9. Jmurrell

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    Thanks a lot I am going to order then today and see if I can bend them without breaking them. For me that will be a challenge.

    John Murrell
     

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