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Hi all,

Strange I have two Fema clock movements to repair, both with broken mainsprings and one with a broken click spring, can you please tell me, are the click springs readily available???has anyone bought one, if so where from?

Photo attached of good click spring, this is the type that I need.. 

Hope you are all well..

Thx Len

 

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Hiya,

The one with the broken click spring is in bits and waiting for mainspring..  Here is a photo of the other that I have to strip to repair the mainspring. The click spring is identical as in other attached photo.

 

Thanks for help Len 

 

 

 

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Cousins sell click springs, but they are easy to make with basic tools if you cant get the right one, the ratchet wheel on the clock you have shown looks worn  you can get those from Cousins as well.

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Thanks all for getting back to me.

I could adapt, but was hoping for an original. I like the idea of making one, how would you get the "Spring" in it, would this be done by heating??

 

Thanks again Len

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2 hours ago, Lenj said:

Thanks all for getting back to me.

I could adapt, but was hoping for an original. I like the idea of making one, how would you get the "Spring" in it, would this be done by heating??

 

Thanks again Len

 Spring steel is available off ebay it comes in various size rolls and thicknesses, when I've made them in the past i have used the original as a template I cut the basic shape and size using a piercing saw from the stock then file to a neat finish any 90 degree angle bends can be put in by clamping in a jewellers vice heating and tapping into shape with a hammer, I drill holes using a sensitive bench drill but you can use a dremel,  you would heat the steel to blue it. I have made both steel and brass springs for various clocks. Spring steel can be bent when heated to a cherry red and keep the shape you bend it into.

You should be able to get a near match from Cousins the only ones that are impossible to find on fairly modern clocks are the circular ones used on Elliott clocks that loop round from the right to hold the click on the left, for some reason every supplier sells  one's that are looped from the left.

 

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3 hours ago, wls1971 said:

 Spring steel is available off ebay it comes in various size rolls and thicknesses, when I've made them in the past i have used the original as a template I cut the basic shape and size using a piercing saw from the stock then file to a neat finish any 90 degree angle bends can be put in by clamping in a jewellers vice heating and tapping into shape with a hammer, I drill holes using a sensitive bench drill but you can use a dremel,  you would heat the steel to blue it. I have made both steel and brass springs for various clocks. Spring steel can be bent when heated to a cherry red and keep the shape you bend it into.

You should be able to get a near match from Cousins the only ones that are impossible to find on fairly modern clocks are the circular ones used on Elliott clocks that loop round from the right to hold the click on the left, for some reason every supplier sells  one's that are looped from the left.

 

Hi,

Thanks for this I will have a look on Ebay and see what they have.

Thanks again Len

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