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    ewinrow
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    I have never seen a main spring broken-up as much as this one. What say you all? After receiving wall clock, sounded like a tambourine in the box. When I received the package and after a little shake, I felt more like dancing from the rhythm as opposed to looking forward to a repair job. One thing though, a quick fix. Everything within the clock looks very good. I enjoy buying this madness and repairing them. If I should choose to resale, more money in my pocket.




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    willofiam
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    WOW 😯 , thats crazy, maybe it was sent from where I live 🙄 . the temperature near absolute zero (only because it is impossible reach absolute zero temps) and with some shaking and shivering it gave way, glad to hear everything else looks good. :D Willllliiiaammmmm :|

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    jim1228
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    Lol looks like a piece of art, sell it.
    Jim

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    david pierce
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    Definately STEAMPUNK

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    willofiam
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    funny how a broken mainspring can get me thinkin 🙄 , how bout dis, while looking at your mainspring I decided to make a shopkeepers doorbell for the shop. The mainspring can either be bent and hardened again to whatever shape, OR leave a full one coiled, mount a clock bell, chime rods, old keys or whatever will jingle. attach to the door and WHALLA 😯 , what do yah think? William

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    ewinrow
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    Hey will, need spring pieces? I got’em, pay for shipping and you got’em. LOL…… Or on 2nd thought maybe I’ll make a wind chime out of them….. :D

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    ewinrow
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    :mrgreen: Nawww, not STEAMPUNK David. I have been bitten enough by them to deal with them anymore. Another “DARK KNIGHT” on ebay. 😮 Got to be a better web site out there to surf. Know of any? :?:

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    chris mabbott
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    Ed, that one would be a bugger to solder or rivet back together. Definitely a world record case of overwind overkill 😆

    #55828
    willofiam
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    Well…..my wife found a bell for me and here is what I came up with, should alert me when someone walks in.



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    bernie weishapl
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    Ed I have seen several of those mainsprings that were busted up like that or worse in my 30 yrs. I had one break like yours when winding it in my mainspring winder. That is why I wear a face shield and leather gloves when working with them.

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    tmac1956
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    That is one of the collest things I’ve seen in a while!

    Well done…
    Tom

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    arutha
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    Hey William, I think you shade make one for us all and send them out as Christmas gifts :)

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ewinrowBroken main spring.