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Hi everyone,

I have an enfield mantle clock where I can't get the silence lever to stay in the silent position, the first three images show the positions of chime, silent (when held), then the silent position when released. Is there something missing that helps it stay in the silent position?

Are the marks of 12 & 49 the pendulum length and year?

There is a stamp inside the case, is this original or a device / repair date?

Any help much appreciated, thanks

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Hi Saltire,

It could be that the screw holding the lever in place isn't tight enough. If you can't tighten it any more then an additional washer should help. I have attached a photo of a silence lever from an Enfield that I have started working on. This one had two washers in place already.

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