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Merritt’s Antiques P-1956 Mainsprings

March 3, 2008 | By | 11 Replies More
Merritt’s Antiques P-1956 Mainsprings

Note May 14, 2010: The newest batch of these spring that I received are too weak for most clocks. When released from their clamps, the springs open out only to about 5 inches (as compared to over 11 inches on the original batch). I cannot recommend these springs any more. I just tried one on […]

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Last updated May 16, 2010

My Clock Is “Wound Too Tight!”

February 23, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
My Clock Is “Wound Too Tight!”

Lately several people told me me that their 400 day anniversary clock was “wound too tight”, and that they tried to fix it by unwinding the spring! Trying to unwind the spring is DANGEROUS (unless you are experienced at clock repair and have the proper let-down key). If you try to unwind the spring, YOU […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

New Haven Bakelite Case Alarm Clock

February 14, 2008 | By | Reply More
New Haven Bakelite Case Alarm Clock

I am selling a small New Haven Bakelite case alarm clock on eBay. For some reason there are no bids yet – aren’t Bakelite items highly collectible? It sold for $28 plus shipping. Share this post:

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Last updated February 22, 2008

I’m a Canon Camera Fan

January 19, 2008 | By | Reply More
I’m a Canon Camera Fan

I’ve been fascinated by cameras and photography since I was a boy. My father was an avid photographer, did wedding photography, had a darkroom for developing and printing pictures, and made our photo Christmas cards himself for the first few years. Some of the cameras I’ve used over the years are: Brownie Hawkeye – my […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

Antique Cuckoo clock

January 1, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
Antique Cuckoo clock

I recently overhauled this cuckoo clock. The movement was very dirty and someone had damaged the fan fly and enlarged its pivot holes to about 1/8 inch! The slideshow below shows the repair process. I had to plug the enlarged pivot hole, use the depthing tool to establish the correct center distance, and  drill a […]

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Last updated November 27, 2009

Flickr Embedded Slideshows in Internet (Windows) Explorer

December 31, 2007 | By | Reply More
Flickr Embedded Slideshows in Internet (Windows) Explorer

The code given previously for a Flickr embedded slideshow does not work in Explorer 6 or 7. Use the following code instead: <pre><iframe src=”http://www.flickr.com/slideShow/index.gne?user_id=uid&set_id=sid&text=” align=”middle” frameborder=”0″ height=”480″ scrolling=”no” width=”520″></iframe></pre> where uid is your Flickr user id number and sid is the id number of the set of photos you wish to display. Thanks to this […]

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Last updated December 31, 2007

Test of an Embedded Picasa Slide Show

December 28, 2007 | By | Reply More
Test of an Embedded Picasa Slide Show

A Picassa slideshow can be embedded in a WordPress blog with no problems. The visual editor seems to work fine. All I did was to take the slideshow code provided by Picasa and insert it into the post using the code view. Share this post:

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Last updated December 31, 2007

Another Test Slideshow

December 27, 2007 | By | Reply More
Another Test Slideshow

This is a test: Share this post:

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Last updated December 31, 2007

Embedding a Flickr Slideshow in WordPress

December 26, 2007 | By | Reply More
Embedding a Flickr Slideshow in WordPress

Use the following code: <pre><object type=”text/html” data=”http://www.flickr.com/slideShow/[email protected]&set_id=sid” height=”500″ width=”500″> </object></pre> where uid is your Flickr user id number and sid is the id number of the set of photos you wish to display. Using the <pre> and </pre> tags prevents WordPress from re-writing your code, as suggested in this post. Thanks to the following resources: […]

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Last updated December 28, 2007

Wonderful Merciful Savior

December 24, 2007 | By | Reply More
Wonderful Merciful Savior

This embedded YouTube player has a playlist of some of my favorite recordings of this song. Share this post:

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Last updated December 24, 2007

Embedding a YouTube Video in WordPress

December 22, 2007 | By | Reply More
Embedding a YouTube Video in WordPress

Here is how to embed a YouTube video in your WordPress blog or website. Copy the embed code for the video from the YouTube page. Switch to the “Code” mode of the WordPress editor and paste in the You Tube code. Then (and this is the trick that was so elusive) put an HTML <pre> […]

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Last updated December 22, 2007

Westclox Big Ben Chime Alarm Movement Photos

December 15, 2007 | By | 4 Replies More
Westclox Big Ben Chime Alarm Movement Photos

My son’s chime alarm needed some adjustments, and while the clock was opened up, I thought I’d try some quick close up photos with my digital camera. The camera was mounted on a tripod, manual focusing mode was used, no flash, illuminated by the ceiling and bench fluorescent lights. The self timer was used, to […]

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Last updated November 27, 2009

30 Hour Spring Driven American Shelf Clocks

December 14, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
30 Hour Spring Driven American Shelf Clocks

Many 30 hour spring driven American antique shelf clock are operating with mainsprings that are WAY too strong! The original springs are often stronger than necessary, but clock repairers have replaced then with springs that are even stronger! A nice little (17-3/8 inches tall) Seth Thomas I have now (in for adjustment and to have […]

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Last updated November 27, 2009

Digitized Classic Clock and Watch Books on Google

December 12, 2007 | By | Reply More
Digitized Classic Clock and Watch Books on Google

Thanks to Bryan Smith on the Clocksmiths group for sharing the following links to classic out of print clock and watch books that Google has digitized. They may be viewed for free! On the Construction and Theory of Dead Escapement Clocks, B. L. Vuliamy, New and Complete Clock and Watchmakers’ Manaul, Mary L. Booth, 1863 […]

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Last updated December 12, 2007