Tomes of Knowledge...
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- Alarms of American Mantel Clocks
The basic setup and use of a typical "rattle" alarm as found on American mantel clocks.
- Breathing Technique
Improve your skills by learning how to breathe during difficult clockmaking tasks.
To burnish or not to burnish? Herein lies an advanced method of pivot restoration.
- CAD in Clockmaking
There are many uses for CAD in clockmaking...these are just a few.
- Determining Lift Angles on the Half-Deadbeat Anchor
A simple method for finding and checking lift angles on a half-deadbeat anchor.
- Escape Wheel Problems
Don't throw away that damaged escape wheel...restore it!
- French Clock Beat Rates
Basic pendulum theory is used to derive a formula for finding French clock beat rates.
- Identifying a Missing Repeat Pull
Ever had the feeling you were forgetting something?
- In the Can
How to service a Telechron B rotor.
An in-depth discussion of the strike levers of American mantel clocks.
- Servicing a Platform
The basics of cleaning and adjusting a platform as commonly found on carriage clocks.
- Waterbury Regulator Restoration
A step-by-step description of the restoration of a Waterbury floor regulator #61. Includes care and maintenance instructions. (By Andrew E. LaBounty)
- What is it?
Identifying a strange lever found on a Seth Thomas "hip" style movement.
- Whiteman's Pivot Analysis 1
Bob Whiteman does a quick evaluation of surface finish of pivots
- Whiteman's Pivot Analysis 2
Bob Whiteman takes a look at two pivots, serviced with differing techniques, under a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) in this followup article to "A Quick Evaluation of Surface Finish of Pivots".