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    Craftsman
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    Smiths car boot find



    Sunday morning car boot find, Smith Enfield chiming clock, busted, non runner £3.00.
    Well I'm up for a challenge, the pendulum pivot Spring thing had broke, so a quick dremmel drill and an old screw from the watch box of things that I will never get round to fixing later, FIXED, put the pendulum on and hay presto nothing!
    Well it's fully wound up so I removed the pallet fork pivot thing and bingo of the thing goes spinning away time like no tomorrow, put all back together gave the pendulum a push and nothing.
    Two hours later leaning all about beat it sparks up and is running like a very old clock tick tocking away.
    £3.00 of Sunday afternoon fun.

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    Well done you!

    Jim

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    I love old clocks like this, sadly the dragon won't give them house room.
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    Stage two is getting the chimes to work, the Mrs is going to love that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley637 View Post
    Stage two is getting the chimes to work, the Mrs is going to love that!
    I wondered if you had the gong :). I have a very similar Smithís clock, already working thankfully. I keep it in my office at work; it would have lasted no longer than 31 minutes at home .

    Iím impressed that you got it working so quickly. The dial, glass and hands look in very good nick. There should be a code for the month and year of manufacture on the movement, maybe at the bottom right. Iíve managed to get mine running +/- 20spd using the adjustment on the pendulum bob, and it will run for a couple of weeks on a wind.

    You might already be on MWR but if not there is a very helpful Smiths sub-forum.

    Please keep us updated, itís fascinating seeing someone bring a clock back to life.

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    A bit tame by comparison, but I bought this for a fiver at a fete in Norfolk a couple of years ago:



    It works perfectly; electric of course, and no chimes, but a lovely art decoish appeal.

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