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New postby Irwin » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:50 am

My next candidate for a helping hand.
I think it is probably a JUF from the 1920s.

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Re: Another One

New postby brownsrplm » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:14 pm

Irwin,
How many of these do you have now???
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Re: Another One

New postby Irwin » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:12 am

Not that many. This one is going to be my 8th.
I recently sold off half a dozen 50s/60s models that I had learned on, and the plan is to switch the funds from these to buy a few of the more antique types.
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Re: Another One

New postby brownsrplm » Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:57 pm

Good way to go, although I suspect at some point good running 50's and 60's torsion clocks will raise in value significantly providing they work...
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Re: Another One

New postby Irwin » Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:48 pm

I wouldn't bet on us still being around when that happens.
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Re: Another One

New postby Irwin » Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:44 pm

Finally arrived, and it looks like it has been neglected for many, many years. I've never seen one this dirty.
It looks like it is a JUF with Plate1255. The serial no. is 79602.
I know they clean up so I'm not too concerned on that score, but I have now discovered that the pendulum gallery is loose and there is a small split on the side skirt of the pendulum.
How to suspend the spring from the suspension bracket isn't clear at all. Can't see how it is to be done. There's no saddle for the top block. I haven't seen this arrangement before. Is something missing here?

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Re: Another One

New postby brownsrplm » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:11 pm

Irwin,
The Gimbal is missing which looks like a "C" clamp. I have one of those setups on one of mine. They can be changed out for standard one's and still be correct because that type wasn't used very long for some reason...
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Re: Another One

New postby Irwin » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:53 pm

Ray - Thanks.
Could you possibly post a photo of the C clamp setup?
I will need to look for one and until I find one, my plan B would be to take a suspension bracket from another JUF.
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Re: Another One

New postby brownsrplm » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:00 pm

Irwin,
Here's a shot of it...

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Re: Another One

New postby Irwin » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:04 pm

Ray - You are on the button. Many thanks. No question about it, that's what it should look like.
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Re: Another One

New postby brownsrplm » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:10 pm

Your mount is also on backwards, the suspension unit is bolted to the inside of the plate with the screws going through from the outside...
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Re: Another One

New postby Irwin » Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:15 pm

Yes, I saw that - Thanks.
Everything will be dismantled for cleaning and then the bracket will be mounted correctly on the plate. Don't know where I'm going to find a C clamp.
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Re: Another One

New postby Irwin » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:56 pm

I've read a post on the NAWCC MB and apparently this clock is from 1909. Everything looks to be original. The only thing missing is the C clamp, which I'm working on.
I've taken it apart and I found that it is hand-marked as in the following pic. As the identical marking is on the underside of the base, the movement mounting plate and also the back plate, maybe that'll mean something to someone. maybe something to do with assembly in the factory? The motion wheels are stamped '14' - haven't seen that before.

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Re: Another One

New postby brownsrplm » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:07 pm

Irwin,
I have one like that also and thought at first that it was done by a repair person, but now feel that someone on the line at the factory probably did this...
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Re: Another One

New postby Irwin » Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:08 pm

Finding a C clamp suspension unit as a spare part is proving to be difficult. While searching I saw a JUF with the C suspension and the price was low and nobody was interested as far as I could see, so I bid and got it for $100. This one is in much better condition and is contemporary with the one I have and has a close serial no. So now I'll have one C suspension to share between two clocks until I find a second one. If anybody has one they don't need I'll be happy to come to an arrangement.

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Meanwhile, the current clock is starting to look almost 'restored'. I still need to try and sort an issue with the pendulum.

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