Questions about a SB Terry movement

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  1. jboger

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    This is a continuation of a thread elsewhere. i have removed the movement from the case and am now looking at it. I have been suspicious of the verge/crutch since I first laid eyes on the clock. Now I have a closer look and posted some pictures.

    My question is, does it look right? Also I don't understand if there is a brass fitting over the center wheel. I have been reluctant to pull on the hour hand, which appears to be original. My goal is to dismantle, clean, and reassemble. Nothing else.

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  2. Steven Thornberry

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    What do you think is wrong about the verge? I note that the crutch wire itself is positioned on the right side (time side) of the center shaft, which is seen in other Terry movements of this type. The Marshall & Adams seem to have the crutch wire positioned on the left side of the center shaft. But I haven't seen a lot of either. The shaping of the pallets on your verge seems more like Marshal & Adams, however. Again, that is based on only a few seen. Those more expert in this area will have better opinions.
     
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    The verge looks pretty much proper to me. The hour hand should pull right off with a bit of care. It looks like it has been beaten about to tighten it up on the hour tube.
     
  5. jboger

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    Yes, it does work. I've applied pressure to the wheel that engages the escape wheel and got the movement to tick properly. There are issues, however. I believe the click spring is missing on the strike great wheel. And a screw and brass tube is missing on the left side of the seconds chapter.
     
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    I ain't the repair/technical guy but I agree. Verge looks okay.

    I wonder if that "fitting" wasn't put there because the fitting of the hand was loose?

    Nice package. A scarce SBT movement in a good case.

    Something I would love to own.

    Where's the beef??

    RM.
     
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    I am happy to report this clock is merrily ticking away right now. All I did was straighten a badly bent verge and put the clock back in beat. I have not strung a weight yet on the Strike side, and therefore do not know if that works. I believe the weights are original as they match other SBT clocks. They also neatly fit into the sides of the case.

    I've done a preliminary web search for prints of Knowsley Hall. I had hoped to find something from the 1830s that may have been a basis for the tablet. No luck.
     

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