GALLERY 


BEFORE

This is a Brown & Sharpe indicator, .0001, one inch recently received and actually used up till the day their orders did not pass quality check.  it's obvious it was in dire need of service.

Closer inspection revealed the mainspring and the gears were intact though in need of cleaning and micro polishing. In addition, it's obvious a lot of the damage was external and  superficial. 

Corrosion in some areas was a hard 7 out of a 10 scale and fortunately the unit was totally repairable after extensive corrosion removal.


AFTER

In this second photo the gauge has been restored both mechanically and cosmetically using new parts, namely the bezel, spacer, crystal and lots of polish combined with elbow grease. Actually fingertip grease, these are delicate.

Internally the parts were completely disassembled, ultra small parts cleaned by hand and polished as ultrasonic cleaning could damage parts. Larger pieces of lesser mechanical significance may be cleaned ultrasonically.

As many professionals will tell you,  too adverse a reaction may be caused by "over" ultra sound cleaning. Its great for jewelry, but the watch like delicate parts should be hand cleaned, it's more work intensive but produces a finer rebuild.   


CLOCK PARTS

Here is another example of the work we are capable of doing.

For another project, a clock part was needed to badly
replace a worn part, with
damaged or stripped gears.

You can see the precise and delicate balance of the cutting head that has to be totally accurate.

In other words, all parts of the circle have to be even, and intricacy of the part (depth and angle) must coincide with the oppositional part to assure not only consistency but reliabilty of the timekeeping.








ACCURACY, PERFORMANCE
This process is to determine if the Brown and Sharpe gear assembly might possibly have a bent tooth which effects it's accuracy.

As stated specialized tools are need for this type of work.









REFINISHING

Sometimes we receive indicators that as you can imagine lacked a little TLC. In this particular case, this was a  Interapid 312B-3V that had entirely lost its finish and down to the brass.

With proper disassembly, tape and a razor blade for cutting the masks, we were able to refinish the exterior to go with the repair of the internal parts virtually creating a new looking and functioning indicator.









REFINISHING AFTER!

As you can see from the before and after, it's hard to believe this was in as bad a shape as it was received.

It proves that nothing is too far gone and if it was we would let you know. Since this is what we do, it sometimes amazes us.

This one project is likened to the "Flight of the Phoenix".






NEW ARRIVAL !
JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU SAW THE WORST, 
THIS ONE WILL BE A REAL CHALLENGE!



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