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Davey57

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  1. Davey57

    Smiths mantle clock project

    That’s great, thank you! It’s very satisfying.
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    Smiths mantle clock project

    I don’t think it was chiming in the order you mentioned JD. I Think it’s ok now, although the half hour does not sound as I had expected it. I have some short clips of the quarter, half, quarter to and hour. Looks like they are not in the order I uploaded. Looks like, the hour, three quarter, quarter and half are the order of the clips. 5AD4AE0F-2F5D-46ED-A112-BCCB5BBD1549.MOV 9BB1156F-D657-4505-B9E5-A5BAE46B8F2B.MOV 908FA316-EA19-494C-97E1-853E661254C1.MOV 7183F5FD-EBEB-451E-A7D4-037091C1AE2E.MOV
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    Smiths mantle clock project

    I don’t think it was chiming in the order you mentioned JD. I Think it’s ok now, although the half hour does not sound as I had expected it. I have some short clips of the quarter, half, quarter to and hour. 5AD4AE0F-2F5D-46ED-A112-BCCB5BBD1549.MOV 9BB1156F-D657-4505-B9E5-A5BAE46B8F2B.MOV 908FA316-EA19-494C-97E1-853E661254C1.MOV 7183F5FD-EBEB-451E-A7D4-037091C1AE2E.MOV
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    Smiths mantle clock project

    948488E2-35F4-46D6-B22F-30FD4B6DB271.MOV
  5. Davey57

    Smiths mantle clock project

    Well that didn’t got too well. I’ll try and upload the clip again.
  6. Davey57

    Smiths mantle clock project

    It’s been running and chiming since Friday. I set the time properly on Saturday and it is still correct. I know it has issues and needs some repairs carried out but, all things considered, it wasn’t even working when I got it. Thanks everyone for the help and advice.
  7. Davey57

    Smiths mantle clock project

    I think it’s correct. With a bit of luck I’ll find out when I put the movement back in the case. If it runs, all well and good. If not, well I have learned a bit regardless. That’s worth something. Thanks for your help. I’ll let you all know the outcome.
  8. Davey57

    Smiths mantle clock project

    JD. Thanks. Yes, don’t worry I have the barrels out. I have finally had the time to follow your instructions and it all appears to me to be doing what it should.
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    Smiths mantle clock project

    Ok, thanks JD. I’ll have a look at that shortly. I’ve been out all day and just read your message.
  10. Davey57

    Smiths mantle clock project

    I’m not clear about the pins lying at the 10 position OH Strike side. After the hammers have dropped the wheels still spin slightly and stop randomly, the pin doesn’t always stop at 10 position. If I hold the wheels, at the moment the hammers fall the pin does seem to be around the 10 position. Is this how you mean to check it? Chime side. The pin is at 2 position when the hooked levers are engaged with the other wheel. How do you get it to be in the 10 position? I put those parts back on. After the hammers have dropped and the lever comes down and is trapped, the pin on the wheel is stopped at 12 position by the green lever part. No hammers are moving.
  11. Davey57

    Smiths mantle clock project

    Ok, I have taken everything off. I have put that lever back in, haven’t tightened the screw yet. When the hook has stopped the wheel, the other wheel with the pin is at about 2.00 position. On the strike side, when you say after the hammers have lifted, do you mean at the top of the strike or just as they begin to lift? Just as they lift, the pin is at 10 position, just before they drop the pin is at about 12 position.
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    Smiths mantle clock project

    Ok. I’ll do that and get back to you. Thanks. Also, I am going to order some Windless clock oil. There is medium and high viscosity, or I can get 10mls of each?
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    Smiths mantle clock project

    I wouldn’t mind doing that anyway OH if you could help. Now I have a clue as to what’s supposed to be happening it would be good way to help it make complete sense.
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    Smiths mantle clock project

    Hey OH, I think I have worked out how the chime and strike work. I spent most of the time when I got back having a good look. After much spinning of the wheels, lifting levers, watching what happens and when, it began to become a little clearer to me. One thing though, the little ramp on the hour snail, I take it that is just for the pin on the rack to slide off to the edge of the snail and begin its circuit again? I did notice that the chime snail is quite worn in its pivot and has some lift, so much so that it’s axle only just clears the gear that runs above it. Just another nail in its coffin I suppose. I know she won’t have the repairs done, so it will just languish in the back of a cupboard somewhere I reckon. As for the barrels, I have no way of taking out the springs to oil them and put them back in again. Hopefully the oil I have put in will protect them. I would be grateful if you could try and explain to me the recommenced position to set the strike and chime in sync when I put it back together. This has been very interesting and has got me thinking that I might try and find a clock of my own to play with. It’s a bit of a gamble though as you never know what state the thing is in until you take it apart I suppose. Thanks for all the help and advice everyone, I appreciate it very much.
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