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Carillon strike plate

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I have been given a Carillon strike plate from a 1875 town hall clock from my home town, I understand that it controls the amount of strikes  a clock does on the quarter half hou etcI have googled it but can`t find nothing that will help me understand how it works.I would be grateful if anybody could give me a guidance on how it works

Thanks in advance




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There is an arm which drops into the plate gaps, when the arm is lifted the timing train activates until it drops, as the timing train chimes the disc rotates, the arm cannot drop until it reaches the next gap so it keeps chiming, either quarter strike etc up to full hour strike, you can see a large outside edge on the 12 o'clock position where it would then chime the hours until the arm could drop then stopping the train as it "locks"

This is a simplistic explanation not covering stop work and warning work as part of chime and strike trains

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