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Yeah I thought about that but there is no blank area on the drum. The only thing I can think is the selector arbor goes through both plates directly under the stop wheel(works like an Urgos) and thought there may have been a lever that swung over in the path of the warning pin when the silence option was selected. This poor ole clock has been in the hands of monkeys with tools so I will be busy un-doing their handy work.I don't know about Schatz specifically, but there are some movements with "silent" levers that move the chime drum to an area without any pins. This allows the chime train to continue to run and trip the strike train at the hour. The strike train would then have its own "silent" lever.
Modern German movements with silent features which arrest the chime train completely will silence the clock and no striking occurs.
Randy, wouldn't that throw the drum out of sync, requiring someone quite knowledgeable to reset it?Looking at the third picture there looks like a bend in the bottom of the lever that might push the drum in far enough that it is suppose to disengage the drum gear from it's drive gear when in silent. Is this possible?
Yes sir I suppose it would, I was just looking for some off the wall possibility because I knew Jay would probably see it if it was something more familiar.Randy, wouldn't that throw the drum out of sync, requiring someone quite knowledgeable to reset it?
Check this out! After you mentioned that I did a google image search and found this;Hey Jay-
I didn't find one in my inventory and the only way I can see that the lever in the "silent" position would actually do anything is if you rotate the collar on the back plate for the chime release lever so the set screw flirts with the select lever extension. So, when the lever is in the "silent" position, it will lift/hold the chime release lever and nothing will happen at the quarters.
Let us know if that works .