I am on the home stretch of the clock restoration. I still have the pendulum and drive weight to paint but the weather may have other ideas. I also have some touch-up painting on a bracket as well as the new escapement stand.
The machinist fabricated a vertical stand for the escapement arbor. If you look at the two versions of the clock in “Is it lefhanded or righthanded” you will see the right clock has a small vertical stand holding the escapement arbor in the middle of the A-frame whereas my clock has a cross brace. There were holes drilled and tapped in the A-frame of my clock so I assume it was designed for the vertical stand but was changed. I opted to change it back. In the picture below, the stand is raw steel. It will get the same satin black finish as the A-frame.
I still have to install the reverse preventer on the far left and the third gear in the train. I have some touch-up paint before these can go into place.
I am also waiting on the “minute” pilot face. It goes around the end of the arbor of the second gear in the train (from left to right). I have already installed the gears in the back that would start the lead-off to the large clock faces on the exterior of the building.
You may also notice the small semi-circle to the left of the escarpment stand. This is the old “seconds” pilot face. The new one has not yet been drilled for the mounting screws. However, the face also serves as a bushing for the forth gear in the train so I needed to temporarily place the old one in position to check alignment.
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