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    Default Jan 25 1881 patented clock found in church

    Found in church: a 2" wide X 2"depth X 4" high
    with tin case, square dial, triangular movement,
    with dial above space that reads,
    "Pat. Jan 25 1881." Probably not many around. I would like to repair it for the churchs 150th year celebration next summer. It works fine but I need to know what kind of pendulum it needs. In order to clear whatever it sits on I am thinking it is a bullet time that threads on to the pend. rod. Any ideas will help. Thanks

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    Default Jan 25 1881 patented clock found in church (By: Frederick)

    Found in church: a 2" wide X 2"depth X 4" high
    with tin case, square dial, triangular movement,
    with dial above space that reads,
    "Pat. Jan 25 1881." Probably not many around. I would like to repair it for the churchs 150th year celebration next summer. It works fine but I need to know what kind of pendulum it needs. In order to clear whatever it sits on I am thinking it is a bullet time that threads on to the pend. rod. Any ideas will help. Thanks

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    Default Jan 25 1881 patented clock found in church (By: Frederick)

    Frederick, it would help a lot if you could post some photos of your clock here.

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    Default Jan 25 1881 patented clock found in church (By: Frederick)

    Frederick,

    It's all in the name.....

    The patent probably belongs to a Frederic A Lane, of New Haven Ct, #237,028.

    The patent reads that it's purpose was to make a compact clock without fine gearing.

    You can look up the patent at:

    http://patft.uspto.gov/netahtml/srchnum.htm

    Ralph

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