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    jspenard
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    Hello there! :D I am looking to repair or replace the center wheel on a 1936 E. Ingraham Co shelf clock. The center Wheel leaf pinion (brass) has a gaping vertical crack in it. I recently purchased a used movement on e-bay but that one had the same problem. I have been searching for either a new or at least intact center Wheel or a 10 tooth pinion for it but so far no success. The arbor it is mounted on measures out to 3.5″ L (90mm) by .173″ W (4.36mm). Can anyone point me in the direction of a potential supplier for either the wheel or pinion, if there is one? I looked at Timesavers, Merritt and Black Forest Imports, and did not see them listed on their web sites. Thanks very much for any help you can give me.
    John

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    michael ciskowski
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    I have had this come up on a couple occasions. I cleaned the leaf pinion as best I could, applied flux, then drew solder down into the crack by placing a small piece of solder on top and heating the bottom of the pinion. Clean & smooth with file & emery cloth. I put a drop of super clue inside the pinion before driving it on the arbor. I don’t know if this procedure is according to the standards of the craft but both clocks have been running for several years now with no additional problems.

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    jspenard
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    Thank you Michael for your insight and willingness to share it. I am quite new to this trade and quite excited about being here. I think I will try your method and see if it will work for me. Anyone else know where I might find such parts just in case I need them in the future?

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