How to open these sitting barrels?

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Inigo
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How to open these sitting barrels?

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I've seen that I'll have to disassemble and clean the motor of my new French HMV style III tabletop. But after inspecting the spring barrels, I didn't figure out how can these be opened.
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They don't seem to have any hole for inserting a tool, nor screws. It's the pre-1921 two spring motor with the sloped regulator, etc.
Any kind soul could give me a clue?
Any of these afternoons I will start with it. But most urgent is to clean the springs and to find the sweet spot at the governor. It's a bit noisy.
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Ha, ha...! :D so I'm also in front of 'the hard type' of barrel...
Thanks for the tips. Will report later....
Inigo

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