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My Seth Thomas 8-day Ogee. The weights are in the neighborhood of 8 lbs.
Ohh, my ODO is incredibly hard to wind. Hermle keys will break and deform.My Vedette Westminister Chime 1930s box clock, the chime side.
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The 1930? Junghans
It hurts my feelings to wind it
The main spring bearing is shot, causing the gears to bind with each brutal turn. Consequently I rarely use it
The Westminster chimes are slightly off pitch so when it strikes it is a minor sounding chord that is so nice and gloomy!
Paillard music box. The spring is scary huge but very safe because of the crank.
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That’s a beautiful music box. You cannot manhandle the spring lol.well, on this note, my parents have a Regina music box that plays a disk that is around 30" in diameter. i can't imagine the massive spring winder you would need to take the barrels apart.
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you can see one of the spring barrels in this image.
as far as clocks are concerned. both my 13 tube jacques and my 18c Dutch chimer have a 35lb chime weight. its a bit of a struggle to get the weight to the top of the cabinet.
Same deal with my Ingraham Kitchenette, Numb. 2A Gustav Becker... because the right-handed front door only opens 90° making me need to use my left hand.
Wonderful tablet, Wm. Fenn?My Seth Thomas 8-day Ogee. The weights are in the neighborhood of 8 lbs.
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I've got an Ingraham perpetual calendar (Figure 8) clock in a similar place in the staircase of my house. I'm using a wide wing key to wind the clock with my left hand. Works well for me.Of my three running clocks, Thomas Lister tall case, a Barnes and Bartholomew wooden works clock and a 1929 Sessions Revere banjo clock, the hardest to wind is my Sessions banjo. Reasons: it uses a key not a crank, it is spring not weights and I have to use my left hand. It is located in our kitchen above a set of three steps leading to our stairs. I need to stand on the steps for the correct height but then need to use my left hand. It was even worse before I got my left shoulder replaced. It was so bad my wife would ask what I am doing because she heard me moaning in pain.
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