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About oldhippy

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  • Birthday 08/27/1954

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    Mid - Devon
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    Genealogy, History, Austria, Chess, Philately Queen Victoria and Austria. Music Pink Floyd,Captain Beefheart,Neil Young and many more. Favorite clock antique Longcase Clocks and antique French Carriage Clocks. Worse clock and watch anything with a battery.

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  1. oldhippy

    Here is a horror for you.

    Good old ebay. If you would like to tell me what is wrong please do. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-J-Wilson-Askrigg-Long-case-grandfather-clock-18th-century/123485569442?hash=item1cc05041a2:g:1DAAAOSws29b6Yo~
  2. oldhippy

    clock repair tapered / straight pins id

    nickelsilver is correct. Some extremely old clocks in not having pins have what I can only say are nails.
  3. oldhippy

    Clock mainspring winders

    Here is a picture of the clock. I have the garniture set for it.
  4. oldhippy

    Clock mainspring winders

    I have a nice French Strike on a bell that keeps stopping that i need to sort out. Some time back I also bought a lathe a Unimat 3 with the milling attachment. This will be used to make the clock bushes and to sort out the pivots and screws. So I'll be getting my hands dirty.
  5. I never found Ronsonol to turn a different colour. Only when it got dirty.
  6. oldhippy

    Clock mainspring winders

    That looks a deadly weapon. I'll stick with the one I just bought from ebay. I got that for £98. The other one that I put a link too went for £140.
  7. I never liked one-dip. I always used Ronsonol lighter fluid. It doesn’t harm anything in a watch and it is shellac friendly.
  8. oldhippy

    Waltham CDIA Aircraft clock

    Nice looking clock. I hope you let us see photos of the movement when you take it out of the case. In all the time as a clock maker I can't recall ever having to service such a clock.
  9. oldhippy


    Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum.
  10. oldhippy

    Broken/missing gear tooth

    That needs a completely new pinion cut, then the wheel will need to be remounted. If it is a relatively new clock and you know the make you might be able to get a replacement. Do you have someone that undertakes wheel and pinon cutting?
  11. oldhippy


    Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum.
  12. oldhippy

    Greetings From Lancashire

    Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum.
  13. oldhippy

    Hello from VB

    Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum.
  14. oldhippy

    Chelsea clock

    You need to let the power off both springs and check for wear in the holes that the pivots go in. Pay particular attention to the escape wheel and pallets in the platform as I see it is not a fully jewel platform. The metal that are in these types of movements are not that hard, the steel is quite soft so pivots also could be worn.
  15. When I retired, I had an old National like this and this L & R automatic, which was the bee’s knees.