WOODEN WORKS HELP NEEDED

John P

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We have been asked to restore this movement by a very sweet lady who's family owned the clock forever.

I need help with two wheels and a verge.
strike mainwheel and S2
All the rest of the movement parts look good.
I have built several of these but not lately.



If anyone has a suggestion, thanks in advance
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that looks like a good candidate for a mold and epoxy fill job. Ive been able to add pigment to the epoxy so that the color matches. Another method is to cut new teeth out of wood and attach it. Let me know if you need particulars on the mold method.
 

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The case is almost perfect, standing about 3 feet tall and up on 4 feet. it is a Seth Thomas looking glass clock.
My shop is crowded so I removed the movement and left the case in her care for now.

I have no idea if its 30 hr. or 8 days.
Weights are missing and the owners have never seen it run.
The marks on the back of the case indicate square weights.
I got a lead on a fellow with spare parts I'm going to check out today.

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This is an eight day Seth Thomas shelf clock movement. You are unlikely to find used parts that will be compatible. I've sent you a private message with some information.
 
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Thanks Peter, I have sent the two wheels from the strike side to Mr. Lester.

So far, I have straightened and polished the pivots, pegged out the plates and installed the time side wheels.
It will run for about a minute before it slows and stops.

Shown in the pictures is the only verge i had that would even come close to working. I think the shape of the pallets is close, but it is too wide for the verge pin and the retainer rubs the verge. I'm hoping someone has a working clock and can display a picture of the correct verge. Lenth of pendulum leader would also be great to know.
The escape wheel has 45 teeth.
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I don't know if this will help you but here's a photo of the verge on a 30-hour Seth Thomas wooden movement.
Hopefully more knowledgeable members will comment but is it possible you have that verge on backwards?

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I have an eight day S.T. movement somewhere, I'll try to find it and I'll post a picture of the verge. I have a complete clock too.
 

John P

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The verge shown on my project clock is not original to that clock. I got it off another Junker movement.
 

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While waiting on the wheels to be repaired, i have rebushed the time side with Delrin bushings.
I also closed the gap between the pallets by .10 thou.
The clock has been running fine for 24 hours now with a normal pendulum swing.
It is definately an 8 day movement.
On now to bush the strike side and hoping there is enough power to lift the strike levers.

johnp
 
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