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Baz
07-14-2004, 06:29 PM
Could someone please give me a description of how to set a pendulum mantle clock in beat.
This is to send to a beginner, so it needs to be easy .............

Baz
07-14-2004, 06:29 PM
Could someone please give me a description of how to set a pendulum mantle clock in beat.
This is to send to a beginner, so it needs to be easy .............

timerider
07-14-2004, 10:58 PM
In most american mantle clocks the beat is set by bending the crutch wire away from the long tic.
The long tic is determined by allowing the pend. to hang staight down then move it to one side and stop the instant the clock tics and judge the distance it traveled, move it back to center and do the same thing in the other direction. The long tic is the side that travels the longest distance from center, make a small bend in the crutch wire at its mid point and repeat the process until the tics are of equal distance from dead center on either side. The crutch is the wire with the oblong loop that the pend. hangs thru.

TheTimeKeepingShop@msn.com

David Holk
07-15-2004, 05:05 AM
The way I detirmine the direction, is to tip the clock to one side or the other 'til I find where it is in beat, then move the pendulum toward the high side. Then repeat 'til I find the right place.

David

Scottie-TX
07-15-2004, 10:16 AM
I'm with Holk on this one: The "Rider" is right of course, but I think a newbie would be intimidated by the vernacular. I'll just re-phrase the Holk's system; I don't know whether this is a bending deal or perhaps a pendulum leader that is friction mounted but really doesn't matter: System is the same. If you have to lift the left side up to get even, regular beat then adjustment to pendulum leader is to the left and vice versa. Re-check after each adjustment until in beat. If possible, have clock in exact place and orientation it will reside when you adjust it. It may be in beat on your kitchen table and out of beat on the fireplace mantle. Kapish?

Baz
07-16-2004, 09:36 AM
Thanks for that.
A simple job can be sometimes very difficult to describe.
Cheers