Rack-and-Snail Strike on Tower Clock

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Rack-and-Snail Strike

In this video Trevor Murphy shows a functioning rack-and-snail strike on a beautiful E. Howard and Co. tower clock. This tower clock Howard and co. tower clock movement uses 350 lbs. of weight to run the strike train! Learn about the self correcting benefits of the rack-snail over the count-wheel-strike. For a great explanation of rack-and-pinion design theory and how to repair a clock with a rack-snail mechanism check out Mark Headrick’s article covering the rack-and-snail strike at his website Abbey Clock hereRack-and-Snail Mark covers rack-snail strike in depth at his site.

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