Notice the teeth are not straight on the drop rack. This clock would strike 3 all day long.
Dirty pivots have caused the clock to wear .
Notice the BLACK dirt and old dirty oil inside the pivots . When this happens the dirt acts like sandpaper causing wear in the plates making round pivots holes egg shaped . This works much like a car . As the pistons run in the car engine friction is created and breaks down the oil and collects dirt . The oil needs changed removing the dirt and sludge . This is what happens with a clock over a period of years running day and night. If a clock is serviced correctly every few years it will last a life time and be on .
Your clock needs oiled every two to three
years and cleaned five to seven to avoid damage.
The two pictures above show again what happens when parts are not cleaned and oiled correctly . Power is once released in a snapping motion bending and breaking parts . ( sticking )
If clocks are not serviced parts wear . Notice in this picture how the teeth are not smooth and have worn.
Notice that each picture is a result of a clock being ran way past the time period which it should have been serviced . These repairs and replacement of parts could have been avoided if these clocks had been serviced every 2 to 3 years and cleaned ever 5 to 7 . Clocks with brass movements if maintained will last 100 years plus . Clocks become part of your family`s history and can be pasted on for generations to come .
Each clock has a story behind it. We invite you to share your story behind your clock coming soon.
Dirt and old oil build up on a arbor .
Wear from worn pivot !
This is a main spring out of a mantle clock . The spring becomes dried out and dirty . This causes the spring to stick creating a snap in power once the spring releases breaking the spring.
Worn pivot !
Each one of the pictures above show black pivots which have worn holes in the plates causing them to become egg shaped instead of round.