Seth Thomas Sonora 5 Bell--Searching for a key!

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  1. buddyboston

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    I just acquired this ST 5 bell, which was my great grandmother's. It appears to be in good shape, but the key is missing. The movement is 90B. Can anyone provide suggestions where I can find a replacement key? Thanks so much.
     
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  3. JTD

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    Either measure the winding arbor and order the key accordingly, or take the clock to a clock maker who will easily be able to supply a suitable key for you. Ideally you should get a double-ended key, one end to wind the clock and the other a tiny size to adjust the Slow/Fast arbor in the center of the dial.

    These are very nice clocks - it might well be due for a service and though that might cost a bit, it is well worth it. These clock were not cheap when they were new.

    JTD
     
  4. MartinM

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    As in the other thread, You'll want a "6/0000" key, preferably a repro with the ST logo as these (mostly) will fit into the small hole in the dial for the regulation arbor.
    I'll also second the advice to keep the Sonora (90) movement in good repair if things get misaligned with wear, they get terminally worn in a relatively short period.
     
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