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  1. Folkvisor

    Grandfather Clock - Urgos - different model

    I'll take it apart and have a go at photos as soon as I can get a break from Christmas concerts. It's an Ingraham clock.
  2. Folkvisor

    Grandfather Clock - Urgos - different model

    Who knows. That 3 month waiting time might happen here. I get a lot of calls but I only work on one at a time and sometimes I like to have the clock working for a week before I get it back to the customer. I have a mantle clock that strikes the hour correctly for 3 or 4 days and then starts acting up and striking up to 30 times. Any ideas?
  3. Folkvisor

    Grandfather Clock - Urgos - different model

    Yeah, mostly because no one else does this kind of thing. Every clock is a new learning experience and I only work on clocks that don’t work so I can’t make them worse...
  4. Folkvisor

    Grandfather Clock - Urgos - different model

    I just finished working on a Sessions clock made in Connecticut. It has quite thin brass plates with no oil wells but I have it working again and it chimes the hour and sings the half hour. It also keeps pretty good time.
  5. Folkvisor

    Grandfather Clock - Urgos - different model

    I just bought the book on line. Due to the backlog after the mail strike it may be here for Easter...
  6. Folkvisor

    Reducing Cannon Pinion Clutching Pressure

    Everything is now clean and working. It's quite incredible that the inside of a watch can get that filthy! Thank you for your help.
  7. Folkvisor

    Reducing Cannon Pinion Clutching Pressure

    Hi Joe I took it out and it was full of crap. I cleaned it and put some grease on it and it eased it a lot. I am cleaning it again and I will grease it again and put it back and see how it goes but it turns MUCH more easily now than it did before. It took a x15 loupe to see all the filth! Dave
  8. Folkvisor

    Reducing Cannon Pinion Clutching Pressure

    I will let you know what I find when I get it apart. I’m rehearsing a LOT for Christmas music these days.
  9. Folkvisor

    Reducing Cannon Pinion Clutching Pressure

    Hi Joe I always put it securely in place. I think it's excessive friction on the cannon pinion. I'll take it apart and see what I what more I can do; I've tried oiling it with 9020 and it didn't really help. I'll let you know how it goes. Dave
  10. Folkvisor

    Reducing Cannon Pinion Clutching Pressure

    The tube of the pinion isn’t damaged but it seems to be excessively tight where it is attached to the driver wheel. It is so tight that the minute wheel will pop off if I attempt to use the setting wheel. I will take the whole assemble off and see what I can see when I get the time. Thank you for your considered input. It is appreciated.
  11. Folkvisor

    Reducing Cannon Pinion Clutching Pressure

    That almost sounds too easy.
  12. How can I reduce the clutching pressure on the cannon pinion of an ETA 2836-2?
  13. I think the problem is the cannon pinion putting too much clutch pressure on the setting mechanism. How do I reduce the pressure? It's probably hard to do...
  14. That wasn’t the problem...sigh...
  15. I hate to admit this but, when I made a closer examination of the keyless works, I found a small red thread and some other stuff that shouldn’t have been in there. I could see that the thread was definitely interfering with the setting wheel. I’m pretty sure cleaning the parts and reassembling it more cleanly and carefully will fix the problem. So, I guess it really is important to make sure you keep movements clean.
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