Question The escapement gear on an ansonia statue clock with open escapement is badly wore, the teeth are uneven lengths and the clock will not run smoothly or keep time. I am assuming that it needs to be replaced. Where do I go for help in getting a gear for the movement. I,m also looking for a couple of pair of hands for two waterbury shelf clocks. The merrit's or time savers hands have too big of an oblong hole. The oblong hole is smaller than the standard size ones they sell.
Answer You can get a new escape wheel cut here- http://www.fendley-cox.com/
Be sure to contact them first, you might need to send more than just the escape wheel. Regarding the Waterbury clocks, you'll need to order the closest matching hands you can then make a bushing for the minute hand so it fits the hand shaft. Some parts for antiques have to be modified in some way, just too many different ones to make exact replacements for all.
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