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I just bought this Ansonia regulator that is weight driven and has a second hand. I need to know what size weight will I need to buy. Plus the name of the broken / missing part that goes on the top of the pendant stick.

Any other info would be helpful. Thank you ahead of time. And please correct me if I'm Calling some of the parts by there incorrect names.

I'm a watch guy that is starting to look at clocks.

 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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Here is the photo of the area that has the missing / broken piece that should hold the pendulum stick up.

 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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Another photo. I'm also missing the second hand.

 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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Nice clock!!

Not sure about the weight size, but here's an interesting comparison:

http://www.antiqueclockspriceg...ls.php?clockid=34612

And here: http://www.antiqueclockspriceg...ls.php?clockid=23210


Dave Turner
 
Posts: 1975 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011
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Thank you Dave. Yes I can make this part. I have some round brass stock and I believe I have a thin suspension spring. I might have to take the dial off my seth to see how the pendulum stick is attached to the thin spring.

 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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Are you talking about the post with the slot or the pin that goes through it?

Also, Timesavers might just have the spring and a pin.

Seth #2 parts might be considered too, as they are more plentiful. Might be able to adapt.


Dave Turner
 
Posts: 1975 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011
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The post with the slot. Is what I am going to need to make. Ok I took a piece of round brass and turned it down to fit the flat piece of brass that was still attached to the clock. Cut a slot. Then found some broken suspension springs and fab ed a new one. The pendulum rod is now hanging and swinging.
Now I need to buy a cable and borrow the weight of the Seth #2 to see if it will run.
 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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Picture of Eugene Buffard
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Here is the brass post before the slot cut in it.

 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
Picture of Dave Turner
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Cool! Put that Seth weight on and "fire it up".


Dave Turner
 
Posts: 1975 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011
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Running & keeping time. Yahoo Big Grin

Not a bad $165 Investment.

Now I need to get the rest of the blue paint off of it.
 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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Can't see the finish on the wood that well, but you might try the trick Tom Brunton told me about.

0000 Steel wool and lanolin hand cleaner, the type used by auto mechanics (GoJo).

I was amazed when I tried it and thought it wouldn't work.


Dave Turner
 
Posts: 1975 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011
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Yes, for $165 I think you stole it.


Dave Turner
 
Posts: 1975 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011
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I have some gojo with pumic. It worked. I will need to get a brass wire brush. To get the paint out of the cracks.

Thank You.
 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
Picture of Dave Turner
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Good! Let's see some closeups.


Dave Turner
 
Posts: 1975 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011
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Nice find Eugene.

Just curious does it have maintaining power like the #2.
 
Posts: 376 | Location: Conover, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: July 07, 2012
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It does have a maintain power like my Seth #2.

All the blue paint off the case. Hanging on the wall and keeping time.

 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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The bottom of the case looks like an early Seth #2 except the Ansonia is not all one piece.

 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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Picture of Eugene Buffard
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Here is the dial.

 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
Picture of Dave Turner
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Nice!


Dave Turner
 
Posts: 1975 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011
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Picture of Eugene Buffard
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I'm still waiting for a second hand from timesavers.

I guess you noticed the damage around the winding arbor.

 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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Beautiful job Eugene.

A less harsh alternative to a brass brush is a folded piece of burlap. It works really well.
 
Posts: 2093 | Location: British Columbia in Canada | Registered: March 02, 2011
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Picture of Eugene Buffard
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I used a 1" long by 1/2 wide brass brush to get down in the wood grain. In 10-15 areas I had to use my finger nail. Burlap is a better idea than steel wool. I'll try to remember that trick. Thanks
 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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Picture of Eugene Buffard
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Here is the finish clock. Second hand. Gold transfer and all.

 
Posts: 3323 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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