Unusual 'Gut' material

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  1. itspcb

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    #1 itspcb, Jun 3, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2016
    I bought a 1820/30 English dial clock recently.
    The fusee gut line is a string cord! It appears to have been in use for some while
    Any comments on the use of string, I've not seen it nor heard reference to it's use before.

    Peter
     

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  2. John MacArthur

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    I've never seen string in that use, and wouldn't trust it for a minute. I think you're movement is lucky, or the spring is weak.

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    I agree, looks like chicken trussing string! Nice shaped plates.
     
  4. Snapper

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    The string is a bodge. I suggest reinforced gut line is required.
     
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