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    anguswallace
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    I have an old english fusee mantle clock I’m working on. I’m in the process of giving everything a clean and I need to reshoe the escapement (a job for this weekend, I’ve done one before and found it somewhat fiddly).

    Its suddenly occurred to me, what oil would you use on the fusee chain? Regular clock oil? I think I usually use Mobius D4 (I’m at the office “swinging the lead” reading the forum and can’t recall off hand which I have).

    Any advice gratefully received! Angus

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    bernie weishapl
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    Angus I just use regular clock oil and the couple I have did. I use Etsyntha 859.

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    arutha
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    A trick I have seen used it to soak the fusee chain in a mixture of lighter fluid and oil, the lighter fluid evapourates once the chain is taken out of the mixture and leaves the whole thing oiled.
    Paul.

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    chris mabbott
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    @Arutha wrote:

    A trick I have seen used it to soak the fusee chain in a mixture of lighter fluid and oil. Paul.

    It’s also how you make homemade Napalm 😆

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    david pierce
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    Chris,
    In other words you could mix up a batch of that stuff and then light the fussee. 😆

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    chris mabbott
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    Hmm, I’m feeling a comment about my hair coming on 😆 🙄

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    tmac1956
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    @Chris Mabbott wrote:

    Hmm, I’m feeling a comment about my hair coming on 😆 🙄

    Chris:

    What hair?

    Thanks,
    Tom

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    anguswallace
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    Lighter fluid and oil is a smart idea! I think I’ll give that a go, bathing the chain is certainly the best way to get into all the joints.

    Thanks,
    Angus

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