Ratio gears are fixed and clock is back in operation

Hands and ratio gearing are back on after straightening the bent shaft.

Seems to be doing fine.

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The view from the left side between the plates shows a large chrome cylinder or barrel that houses the mainspring. Above it is the more conical shaped cable drum that, together, comprise the “fusee” powertrain. The fusee was invented long ago to provide more consistent power from the mainspring throughout the winding cycle. Mainsprings tend to impart more power when they are fully wound, then lose power as they unwind. The fusee compensates for this. More consistent power results in more accurate timekeeping.

 

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