Arthur Pequegnat Oak Mantel Clock, Made in Canada

This beautiful little clock was made by The Arthur Pequegnat Clock Co., Kitchener, Canada. The solid oak case is 9 3/4 inches tall and 8 5/8 inches wide, and the dial has a 4 1/8 inch minute track (outside diameter).

The 8 day time and strike movement has beautifully polished steel plates, and the dial is white enamel with blued steel spade hands.

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Job 7636. I polished the pivots and installed 15 bushings. The very thick original strike spring has caused severe mainwheel tooth wear (50% wear on the strike mainwheel teeth, 20% wear on the time mainwheel teeth). I replaced both mainspring with new, thinner ones to reduce future tooth wear. The original mainspring sizes were:

T: 11/16 x 0.0183 inches
S: 11/16 x 0.0198 inches! (way too thick!)

The new mainsprings are:

T: 11/16 x 0.0165 x 96 inches
S: 11/16 x 0.015 x 108 inches

The striking runs for 11 1/2 days on a winding with the new thin mainspring. I closed the pallets and adjusted the depth. This movement is similar to a Seth Thomas No. 89, and may have been modeled after it.

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  1. How did you polish those plates, or were they perhaps nickel plated? And did you do anything about the worn mainwheel teeth, like planishing them? (I’m currently enthusiastic about planishing because I just learned about it.)

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