Stubborn Enfield clock

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  1. John Greatorex

    John Greatorex Registered User

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    I have dismantled, cleaned and oiled several Smith’s Enfield clocks but my latest one will only go if it is absolutely level and then it stops at the slightest movement. This is not like any of the others. Could it just be a weak mainspring? Thanks. John Greatorex
     
  2. leeinv66

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    Being that finicky, I would think it is more likely to be an escapement issue. Have you adjusted the depth of the pallets?
     
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    THere is not a lot of room for adjustment of depth of pallets on the Enfield striking movement but yes that little bit may well be critical.
     
  4. John Greatorex

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    No I haven’t. I did wonder about that but I don’t really understand the technicalities of pallet adjustment. I can only do it by guesswork but I will have a go. I could always try a pallet from another clock first I suppose. Thank you for getting back. I will post my findings. John
     
  5. John Greatorex

    John Greatorex Registered User

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    Thanks to everyone for their advice. You were all correct. I have exchanged the pallet with one from a similar clock and although their doesn’t seem to be much difference, the clock is now ticking away merrily. Thanks again.
     
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