Seth Thomas D 105 Question

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  1. hookster

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    #1 hookster, Nov 17, 2015
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    I have a Seth Thomas D-105 t/s rack & snail movement that needs a platform escapement, likely dated from the late 20s, early 30s. A Hermle one doesn't fit. Anyone know where I can get one, or does anyone have working one that they could spare? Or is this likely a hopeless cause? Thanks.
     
  2. Tinker Dwight

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    You might check with Bang. He might just have one to spare
    soon.
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    Here's what the D-105 movement looks like. DSCN0494.jpg DSCN0495.jpg
     
  4. Kirk_Wallace

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    The attached pictures are of my current D-105 project. I cleaned the movement and platform enough to get the clock to run pretty well, but it will need a proper cleaning. The rate lever is wrong. It should have a part that pokes forward through the arced slot just above the center of the dial. I bought another platform that I thought should fit and was billed as a Seth Thomas ship's clock platform. On inspection it looks like a mix from different sources. The bits that look right are the base and the balance bridge, due to being gold plated and jeweled. The escape bridge has brass bushings and plain finish. The balance was held together with epoxy glue. The escape arbor looks like it was ground by hand to get the wheel to fit. I would like to find the proper parts, or find out what the parts should be so I can make new ones. Just about every other part on this clock needs a lot of attention too.
     

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    Hookster, just in case, don't throw that movement out. I'm in the market for another D-105.
     
  6. hookster

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    OK, just let me know via private message. It is rebuilt and good, except for not having the platform escapement. I also have the correct porcelain dial, bezel and mounting insert for it.
     

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