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bernie weishapl
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I like to use a good synthetic oil when the clock has been totally cleaned. When you disassemble the chime assembly and rods make sure you clean them well. I do not oil the chime assembly at all. In fact all of the lifting levers in front of the clock I do not oil either. I put a small amount light grease on the surface of the chime hammers where the gear lifts them for the chime.

On the pinions and gears I clean them with a small brass wire brush and pegwood. I always do this before cleaning to make sure all that old, hard oil has been broken up. Also looks like you will need to clean and polish the pivots. Like William every part on a clock comes off to be cleaned and inspected. After cleaning all holes in the front and back plates are pegged to make sure all dirt and old oils are removed.

bernie weishaplReply To: Seth Thomas chime clock