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  1. I am on the last page and I cannot read any more about this story. Come on Jimmy, chop chop!
  2. Hi, clock sits on my table I let it run down, waiting for cleaning and oiling. Cannot put the whole thing together again as the dome is badly damaged. And it is a special one, not just the ones you could possibly buy. I am trying to figure out which acrylic glue to buy at the moment as now I have two domes needing a repair. ebay
  3. Another one half ready, i need to do something with the plexi dome as this one is also broken. Will update this topic if i made a progress. VID_20190420_001608.mp4
  4. So I went to bed at 5 o'clock in the morning then had to work after 3 hours later. Tonight I am not going to play with clocks because i have no patience and mistakes do happen even without it. I must repaint the base as somebody damaged it all around when she/he tried to open it with a screwdriver. Would you know what is that gold toned tarnish on the aluminium plate which is also damaged here and there? VID_20190411_214555.mp4
  5. Thank you for this but mine one is a funny shaped one. My plan is to fill the gap with acrylic glue and to polish it.
  6. I am not a clockmaker yet but I could not resist. I went to bed at 5 o'clock in the morning by the way. I was dancing with the ballerina and made terrible mistakes. I stepped on her foot.
  7. I am crazy about ballerinas and music boxes now so this is another ebay item i acquired. Ballerina not moving with the usual "overwound" movement. Will update the topic if I made some progress. Problem is the plastic dome which has a crack on it and a hole too. VID_20190410_215420.mp4
  8. Simple answer: yes you are mad!
  9. In that case I would like to know how is the comb repaired too. In the video you posted there is a wider gap in between the teeth. So probably the teeth can be welded back. This sites say that based on the age the teeth were different. Pre and post 1930. http://www.aerialphotolab.com/Thorens_History.htm
  10. Well I don't think that the comb could be realistically repaired. I had missing teeth and even if I would have them I could not weld them back. If you look on ebay for thorens music box you will see that you could buy one for around 5 pounds plus postage (18 teeth). So I did buy a jewlery box and then I replaced the drum and the comb in the clock music box movement. They come in pair as the weight of the end of the teeth specially formed and made for the drum to achieve the right tune. The rest of the music box was already cleaned and oiled. While I was searching for music boxes I could not help myself and i bought this for 3 pound plus postage: VID_20190405_115507.mp4 VID_20190405_173231.mp4
  11. Blue Danube Waltz peter_clock.mp4
  12. Yep, however I was worried about the weights at the end of the tooth on the comb. I knew that they must play a role and here we go: My colleagues wold say RTFM.
  13. Found an alternative: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Art-Deco-Style-Wood-Wind-Up-Music-Box-Case-Made-Switzerland-By-Thorens/372635755600?hash=item56c2d26450:g:ep8AAOSwrhNccBXB&autorefresh=true Good luck with the clock business by the way! Fascinating world!
  14. Could not find any for thorens so far. The ones I see with 18 tooth are similar, but not the same and the devil is in the details. They probably would not give the same tune/sounds back. I might give a try as I have no options.
  15. Hi *, I bought a few clock on ebay as a joblot and this one was one of them. I just love it. It was soaking in oil and dirt. I have already cleaned and oiled the music player part and the clock is thicking down at the moment, it has a broken alarm spring though. It has a thorens music player and I am not sure about the tune and about the comb of it. Both the comb and the cylinder has the number of 3477 so they belong together, my question: should the comb have all of the teeth or was it produced without some of the teeth? Ohh and I have the glass for the clock but it is missing for the ballerina, any idea how to get one? Or shall i just cut one from plexiglass? Best regards, Lui VID_dancing_balerina.mp4
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