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# Thread: ansonia

1. ## ansonia

can anyone tell me what the 4 1/2 ,or 5 or 5 1/2 relates to on the back bottom right of a Ansonia movement

2. ## Re: ansonia

I believe that the figures refer to the length of the pendulum in inches.

3. ## Re: ansonia (By: stewey)

It's always a guess how they calculated those numbers. Some are from the suspension point to the middle bob. Others to the bottom of the bob. Some measured the length of the pendulum only.

4. ## Re: ansonia (By: shutterbug)

that's what I though got a lot of Ansonia clocks and all the pendulum's mixed up oh well where's the tape measure

5. ## Re: ansonia (By: zzippy)

Those numbers are different enough that you could just put them
on the movements and run them for an hour.
It would be clear which were right and which were wrong.
Any particular manufacture usually measures the same for all of their
clocks. I'd say you can just line them up shortest to longest
and try them out.
Tinker Dwight

6. ## Re: ansonia (By: zzippy)

Hello,

With Ansonia, I would try something which some have called "drop" and that is defined to be the distance from the hand arbor to the rating nut of the pendulum.

Jim

7. ## Re: ansonia (By: zzippy)

By way of confirmation, I just measured my Ansonia Parlour clock, stamped 8 3/4. It is in fact 8 3/4 inches from hand arbour to bottom of the rating nut.

I finally understand the numbering system!

Cheers
Walesey

8. ## Re: ansonia (By: Walesey)

Thanks Walesey - I have written your pendulum information in my notebook - really useful.

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