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Old 12th Oct 2018, 7:21 am   #1
Steve G4WCS
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Default Smiths Bakelite clock

Years ago when my beloved grandparents died and the house was cleared, I often wondered who got this clock.

years later I found out, my Mum had kept it for me, and its been on the landing window sill since.

It hasnt been ticking for a few years now, I had a play last night, and while the escapement sounds in beat ( and without the pendulum its oscillating ok ) it won't keep running for more than about 20 seconds as it runs out of puff.

( the marks on the bakelite are wax polish )

Of course it coud be any number of things, a worn spring, friction in the drivetrain due to dirt, loss of transmitted power due to worn pivots etc etc.

can anyone recommend a good mender or is anyone on here up for giving it a go?. its too nice to be a static ornament, and Id love to have it going again
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