Ansonia Black Cast Iron Mantel Clock

Here’s an Ansonia cast iron mantel clock that I recently repaired. The case has a black enamel paint finish, and an off-white enamel dial. The is 8-day movement and strikes the hour and half-hour.

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Height: 14 3/4 inches, width: 12 inches, dial’s minute track diameter: 4 1/8 inches. The minute hand is a replacement.

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Repair job 6238. I polished the pivots, installed 17 bushings, re-pinned 2 pinions, and straightened the T2 arbor. Both mainsprings were too wide (3/4 inch) as the clock was designed for 11/16 inch wide mainsprings. The strike mainspring was broken, and repaired with wire! (see photos below):

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I replaced both mainsprings with 11/16 x .0165 x 96 inch springs, Mile Hi Clock Supplies part number CML 175.3.

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