Repair and Restore Your 400-Day Clock

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Hillcrest Publishing Group, 2010 - Antiques & Collectibles - 92 pages
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If you have ever sat frozen before a stopped 400-day clock wondering what to do, this book is for you.

This is the most comprehensive repair manual that describes, in fully-illustrated detail, every aspect of 400-day clock repair for the novice as well as the professional. Providing detailed analysis of each part of the 400-day clock, Repair and Restore Your 400-Day Clock will teach you how it works, why it works, and how to determine when it is faulty. Two full chapters are devoted to the suspension spring alone, making this the most hands-on repair manual ever for the 400-day clock. The restoration of these unique and cherished clocks will bring an unparalleled measure of satisfaction to their owners.

 

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Brilliant and insightful book in plain , easy to understand English .Written by a man that understands & has works on 1000's of 400 Day clocks. No oil on pivot holes that's a revelation. I love this guy. A must have book if you repair or collect these clocks.Thank you Mr. Rabushka.

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I liked this book, easy to understand and perfect for a beginner or a seasoned clock repair person.

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Contents

Acknowledgements
3
Introduction
5
What is a 400day clock?
6
How to replace the 400day clock suspension spring
9
The 400day clock suspension spring
13
Positioning the fork
15
Setting the beat
19
Taking the 400day clock movement apart
24
Adjusting the deadbeat escapement
53
Adjusting the 400day clock Pin Pallet Escapement
61
Regulating the 400day clock
64
Thinning the suspension spring
66
How to restore 400day clock bases
70
How to restore 400day clock cases
73
Examining the 400day clock
80
Troubleshooting symptoms and their probable causes
82

Cleaning the movement
29
Servicing the mainspring
32
Assembling the 400day clock movement
40
Lubricating the 400Day clock
46
Adjusting the 400day clock hands
48

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About the author (2010)

Joseph Rabushka, a retired concert violinist, has been repairing 400-day clocks exclusively for over 30 years. Acknowledged as one of the world's foremost experts in 400-day clock repair, he has repaired and restored clocks for collectors worldwide and for more than 70 clock dealers and jewelers in the United States and Canada. Rabushka also possesses an outstanding collection of rare 400-day clocks.

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