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    v-regulator
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    Default clock running too fast

    I have a French crystal clock which I bought
    some 10 months ago.It is at least 80 years old.
    The suspension spring was changed because the
    pendulum was wobbly.
    The clock has since been gaining time - some
    5 mins in 3 days.
    Despite adjusting the pendulum length almost to
    the maximum it continues to run fast.
    The clock is otherwise ok.
    Can anyboby help?

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    v-regulator
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    Default clock running too fast (By: v-regulator)

    I have a French crystal clock which I bought
    some 10 months ago.It is at least 80 years old.
    The suspension spring was changed because the
    pendulum was wobbly.
    The clock has since been gaining time - some
    5 mins in 3 days.
    Despite adjusting the pendulum length almost to
    the maximum it continues to run fast.
    The clock is otherwise ok.
    Can anyboby help?

  3. #3
    Peter G Mitchell
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    Default clock running too fast (By: v-regulator)

    Hi,
    Is the suspension spring the same length as the old one? is it the same strength (thickness) if the suspension spring is too thick it can "wag" the pendulum, this prevents a good amplitude on the pendulum this can cause the clock to gain, some years ago I had the situation on a French clock whereby a suspension was too thin, thus the amplitude excessive and the pendulum was bouncing off the banking pins in the back plate this also caused the clock to gain.
    Pete

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    Default clock running too fast (By: v-regulator)

    We need more information and a picture would accelerate things greatly.

    Chances are like Peter says the suspension could be a bit too thin or long for the clock or the bob/weight(s) is not moving when you turn the adjuster.

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    Default clock running too fast (By: v-regulator)

    Originally posted by oldticker:
    We need more information and a picture would accelerate things greatly.

    Chances are like Peter says the suspension could be a bit too thin or long for the clock or the bob/weight(s) is not moving when you turn the adjuster.
    VR says it is running fast
    Mike - banned member of the throwaway society. :o

  6. #6
    v-regulator
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    Default clock running too fast (By: v-regulator)

    Hello Peter , oldticker and Mike
    Many thanks for the pointers.
    My clock repair man changed it for me and since then the clock has been gaining time.
    I will get him to remedy this.

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