Silas Hoadley ivory bushings/pivots

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  1. Jon Wagner

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    My friend and I have been restoring a wreck of a Silas Hoadley Masonic pull up to wind, table clock. ( I say table clock, because the case is about 4½feet tall, too short to be a tall case, to tall to be a mantel clock . It is back together and running fine. We noticed the pivot "bushings" are all ivory. Should these be oiled? There seemed to be no oil or residue on the pivots and the bushing holes were clean.
    Any suggestions from Hoadley restorers?
     
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    No oil on woodworks wood or bone or ivory bushings, ever.
     
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    Sounds like an interesting clock style. Do you have any photos?

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
  4. Jon Wagner

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    Close-up of Ivory Bushings.jpg Inside of back plate showing all ivory bushings.jpg 20190727_152148.jpg
     
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    The case that it came in is a marriage, just barely long enough to swing the pendulum, with a cut out in the bottom of the case I am now guessing it was a pull to wind tall case clock., re-cased in a different pull to wind case (The pulleys are definitely old)
     

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