Clock Movement Test Stands

OK guys I just want to give a little plug for this clock repair stand. I have went for decades using my own home made clock repair stands and to be honest with you I wish I had bought one of theses along time ago! The leveling feet make it a dream!!!

clock repair stand Clock Repair Stand, $57.80 via eBay

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Closing Clock Pivot Holes With Out Bushings


Prior to the almost universal use of using bushings clockmakers had a couple of other techniques they used to close worn clock pivot holes. One of the methods they used was with a punch. You take the plate and place it on an anvil and using a punch (place it on the worn side of the pivot hole) and give it a smart tap with a hammer. You continue this process until the arbor of the gear will not go back into the pivot. At that point you use a broach until the arbor fits nicely and waalllaa you are done. The other technique is by staking, I am not that familiar with this technique but I believe the process is pretty much the same. I have a book around here that goes over staking... 


universal clock key Universal Clock Key, $6.99 via eBay

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Quartz (Battery Operated) Clock Movement Repair


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Hermle 141-030 Clock Movement


The Hermle 141-030  clock movement is a little unusual as it is 14 day movement. It is spring driven amd it has a single gong on the half hour and the regular gong at the top of the hour. The equivilant Seth Thomas model is A208-012. As you are looking at the movement in the video, it takes a #11 spring barrel on the right and a #10  spring barrel on the left.

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