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This is the clock movement bench where the movement is photographed, inspected, repaired, and reassembled. The computer displays reference information, images of the movement, and a "sound graph" of the amplified ticking to verify that the finished movement is in beat.
Bushing installation
All parts are carefully checked for proper fit. Excessively worn pivot holes are reamed out and precision bushings installed to ensure proper operation and long life.
Hand cleaning parts
Each part of a disassembled clock movement is carefully inspected and hand cleaned [above] in one or several cleaning solutions as appropriate for that movement, or ultrasonically cleaned [below], or a combination both.
Ultrasonic cleaning parts
Parts undergoing ultrasonic cleaning in a special clock cleaning solution.
Clock timing
A reassembled clock movement is electronically calibrated to ensure that it is "in beat" and will keep time when reinstalled in the clock case.
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Across the room is this bench where case repair and other less clean operations are performed.
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This small lathe sees a lot of use in turning and polishing rough and worn clock pivots, as well as fabricating special parts and tools.....
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.....and for the big jobs, this old 9-inch South Bend from the 1920s can still get the job done!
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This level wall shelf is one of several locations where a finish clock is allowed to run for a couple of weeks to facilitate final testing and regulating before being returned to the customer.
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This strange looking contraption is a custom made test rack that can support a variety of clock movements, including weight powered movements and complete cuckoo clocks. Undergoing a test run when this picture was taken is a weight powered wooden movement from the 1830s.