Making a Lever Spring for a Waterbury Clock

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Making a Lever Spring for a Waterbury Clock

In this video William shows us his technique for making a lever spring for a Waterbury Clock. These springs are often broken or completely missing and are needed for proper functioning of lifting and locking levers used on almost all American made striking clocks from the 19th century.

Shown here is:

  • Tools he made to wind a coiled spring and how he made them.
  • Types and strengths of wire to use for making a lever spring.
  • How to coil the spring to the correct length and diameter.
  • How to ‘thread’ the spring onto a lever.
  • How to fasten the spring to lever arms or pillar post.

As always William’s delivered a useful and informative video.

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