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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
CLOCK OILING TIPS
* NOTE: Many Master Clock Smiths and Hobbyists used many different oils and as many different techniques.
* It is only good sense to use only the best in quality when selecting clock oils and grease. A number of fine oils are made especially for clocks. The oil used should stay in place and not evaporate easily and have no tendency to gum or get sticky as it ages. Most clock oils meet these standards. [CAUTION: Never consider using non-clock lubricants, as they tend to not really work well in clocks. Some are too light and cause unnecessary bushings wear, while others are too thick or can evaporate, over time will gum up and stop the clock prematurely.]
-Main-springs are oiled after cleaning and before they are recoiled.
-Teeth and pinions are never oiled.
-Normally, the dial train of gears, hour wheel, minute wheel and minute wheel post are not oiled. However, oil is used between the center shaft and cannon pinion where slip friction is present in setting the hands.
-All points of friction such as train wheel pivots to bushings are oiled. Verge faces are oiled directly.
-Oil is always used sparingly and should never run all over the plates.
Hope this tip helps.
Posted on Feb 08, 2010
SOURCE: I have a Regulator "Centurion
By your description the spring is already wound up tight and what happens is that friction is keeping the clock from unwinding and starting of its own accord.
The solution is to manually use your hand to move the pendulum back and forth for a while. It may take a few minutes, but this will force the spring to gradually unwind and kickstarts the mechanism.
Eventually after a few minutes the friction will release, and the clock should begin to work on its own.
To test this after a few minutes - once you have the pendulum started, let it go and it should continue to tick of its own accord.
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Posted on Aug 16, 2010
SOURCE: I have a 1983 reproduction
Hi Petah 920...I have also aquired the same clock, with the pendulum and other parts missing. I intend to fabricate the missing parts ( I am a clockmaker) and engineer. My problem is not knowing the exact parts, I have contacted Thwaites
Posted on Sep 03, 2010
SOURCE: metal pendulum wall clock run
Hi! the movement must be bad, you can actually have a battery clock movement replaced easily at a watch or clock shop! We charge about $30.00 to 50.00 if the movement is available, you did not mention what type of clock? if you can let me know i may be able to help further. thank you!
Posted on Sep 21, 2011
SOURCE: we have a Acctim barrery
Press the red button at the back and go through all the hourly chimes until you get to the next chime due i.e. if its 3.15 whebn your doing this, only go through the chimes until 3 o'clock and no further. Then turn the hands clockwise ONLY never anticlockwide and she should be fine.
Posted on Oct 10, 2011
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