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Repairs at work (some examples) > ODO Wall hanging clock movement

This is a French "ODO" 4/4 Westminster and Ave Maria Chime movement fitted in a wall hanging clock that came in to the workshop for extensive repairs. A very popular clock in the Maltese Islands especially due to the Ave Maria Chimes which are no longer in production.

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Odo 01

The movement is taken out from the case for a thorough inspection

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Odo 02

A close inspection of the "ODO" front plate with all gears and leavers still in place.

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Odo 03

Front view of the movement.

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Odo 04

The movement is being dismantled for a general overhaul.

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Odo 05

Now the dirty work starts! The movement is moved to a separate workbench where all the gears and wheels are totally dismantled. The barrels’ mainsprings have been let down prior to taking the plates apart so that work on the movement can continue without any power on.

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Odo 06

This shows one of the barrels holding the main spring from which the clock takes its driving power. Evidence of dirt, grit and bound oil accumulated inside the barrel. The main spring has to be taken out of the barrel for a thorough cleaning.

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Odo 07

In the cleaning process all three barrels are inspected, opened. Each mainspring is taken out of the barrel for cleaning or replacement (as the case may be) and re-oiled as necessary.

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Odo 08

After all the necessary work has been carried out, the movement is assembled and put on test in the clock cabinet. The chime hammers are also set as necessary and it is a pleasure to listen to the Westminster and Aver Maria once again.
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