HOW TO REPAIR ANTIQUE CLOCKS Volume 1
by John Wilding
Volume 1 covers the basic principles involved in the overhaul of mechanical clocks. The various ways of repairing pivots are dealt with including the different ways of imparting the rotary motion to the arbors. This is followed by rebushing and the repair of pallets. Then follows a series of examples of overhauls to various types of clocks; the work is fully illustrated with excellent photographs at every stage. The manual continues with particular repairs such as rebushing a weight pulley, replacing a missing locking plate, replacing a 24 hour wheel and silvering etc. Some of the chapter titles are given below:- The Repair of Pivots, The construction of a Jacot Drum attachment and pivot filing rest, Rebushing and the repair of Pallets, Overhauling a 30 hour longcase clock, Overhauling the Humble English Dial, Replacing a missing locking plate, Repairing a broken pinion leaf, The construction of a weight pulley, Wheelcutting in the lathe (including the construction of a cutter frame), Cutting a deadbeat escape wheel, Barrel bottom replacement.
There are 117 pages and some 300 illustrations