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My rod fell out and I don't know how to put it back in. It is an old Seth Thomas spring driven mantle clock. I saw one like it called  Square Rose. I hope this helps you. I don't know anything about clocks like this, but I love them. The little flap on the top part of the rod has a tiny dent in the end. Thanks, Rita Morris

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The picture shows the correct mounting for a suspension spring on the back of a movement with the fast/slow adjustment through the dial. The spring is placed in between the slot in the adjustment chops and pushed into the slot in the suspension post at the top. If your model does not have the fast/slow adjustment at the top of the dial, the suspension spring is located on the front of the movement and mounts the same way but the suspension post is below the hand shaft and there are no adjustment chops.

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Steve Guthrie C.C.

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A.W.C.I. Certified Clockmaker with 35 years of experience. I can answer clock repair or maintenance related questions. Please don't expect answers advising the use of bubble gum, bailing wire or WD-40. I only give advice that is meant to preserve your clock in the best possible condition, not make it worse. No questions regarding clock value or identification. I am not a collector and cannot do valuations. Visit my website at: http://www.arlingtonclockrepair.com/

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Clock repairman in the north Texas area for 35 years. Certification as a Clockmaker through the AWCI since 1986.

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I was featured in an article by the Watch&Clock Review regarding my restoration of a tower clock for the Wise County courthouse in Decatur, Tx.

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Certification as a clockmaker with the American Watchmakers/Clockmakers Institute since 1986.

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General public,Six Flags Over Texas,Collin County,Tx.,Wise County,Tx.,Rapides Bank,Rapides Parrish,La.

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