Alarms of American Mantel Clocks
The basic setup and use of a typical "rattle" alarm as found on American mantel clocks.
Improve your skills by learning how to breathe during difficult clockmaking tasks.
To burnish or not to burnish? Herein lies an advanced method of pivot restoration.
CAD in Clockmaking
There are many uses for CAD in clockmaking...these are just a few.
Carriage Clock Case Restoration
An in-depth study of the restoration of a common multi-piece carriage clock case. Includes cleaning, polishing, and lacquering.
Determining Lift Angles on the Half-Deadbeat Anchor
A simple method for finding and checking lift angles on a half-deadbeat anchor.
Escape Wheel Problems
Don't throw away that damaged escape wheel...restore it!
French Clock Beat Rates
Basic pendulum theory is used to derive a formula for finding French clock beat rates.
Identifying a Missing Repeat Pull
Ever had the feeling you were forgetting something?
In the Can
How to service a Telechron B rotor.
An in-depth discussion of the strike levers of American mantel clocks.
Servicing a Platform
The basics of cleaning and adjusting a platform as commonly found on carriage clocks.
Setting Carriage Clock Calendars
Setting and identifying problems with simple calendars in carriage clocks.
Setting up an American T/S Movement
A generalization of the setup procedure of an American time and strike clock.
Waterbury Regulator No. 61 Restoration
A step-by-step description of the restoration of a Waterbury floor regulator #61. Includes care and maintenance instructions. (By Andrew E. LaBounty)
What is it?
Identifying a strange lever found on a Seth Thomas "hip" style movement.
Whiteman's Pivot Analysis 1
Bob Whiteman does a quick evaluation of surface finish of pivots
Whiteman's Pivot Analysis 2
Bob Whiteman takes a look at two pivots, serviced with differing techniques, under a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) in this followup article to "A Quick Evaluation of Surface Finish of Pivots".