Setting up the strike ona Mauthe count wheel strike

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  1. Rockin Ronnie

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    I am working on this movement, installing a couple of bushings, cleaning etc. It is the first German movement I have worked on.

    I have serviced American time and strike clocks and wonder of the process of setting up the strike is the same (relatively) or different. Can I set things outside the plates once I have assembled the wheels in the plates?

    Ron

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    Ronnie, the answer is yes and no. Yes you can set it up after reassembly. You may need to adjust the star wheel that lifts the strike arbor so the hammer is not lifted during warn. You may also need to adjust the position of the count wheel so the lever drops at the proper place on each half hour. Since you are familiar with the count wheel set-up on American clocks, you should have no problem.
     
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    Thanks, makes sense. One other question. Is the position of the warning wheel (with stop pin) critical?
     
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    For stopping the strike train, it's critical. Everything else is automatic.
     

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