Hi JTD yes thx. post 28 was exactly what i needed. i was having problems making the eyes work - because i couldn't understand the mechanism. Now i know how it should be assembled - although why it has the 'box' with the 'sliding arms' is still a mystery.............. ?? also i was fascinated to find out about tezuka as well as the info about 'occupied japan' (lol).
thanks one and all,
she's a goer !!
following pics on this thread, i assembled the mechanism and with a little adjustment the eyes were sweeping wider than i thought possible. yahaay.
my clock-boss said i should get rid of some friction in the eye-pivots. i'd read how delicate (and rare) the eyeballs are, so v v nervously i moved the left one up. i struck lucky - it moved easily, giving clearance on the cast ally bracket.
the right eyeball was a tad more difficult, and i wedged a blade in to move it. this move evened up the clearance between the eyes and the wooden eye socket of the front face. yaay
i think initially the problem may have been that when the clock was last wound up the mechanism moved in the woodwork. this makes setting-up the eye mech tricky. about half a degree error on the mech and it's a no go. same story with the single-screw intermediate pivot bracket.
with this in mind i fixed the mech to the wooden faceplate, with three discreet splots of glue. ok ok i know - don't hit me !!
i will post another couple of vids. they are currently too large