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    Question Bent suspension springs (newbie question)

    Some of my clocks suspension springs in my collection appear to have a definite bend put into them ie they are not straight.

    I have an example of a fairly new suspension on a vienna movement with a slight bend put into the suspension - I assume done by the previous owner and not by accident.

    Couldn't see any reference in my clock repair book but I was reading on a sellers site that suspension springs are only there to support the pendulum and should not be doing anything else?.

    So for what reason(s) should a suspension need a bend in it?

    Cheers


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    Default Re: Bent suspension springs (newbie question) (RE: DevineTime)

    A suspension spring should be straight, the bent on the spring in the picture is due to a rough removal of the pendulum. If the pendulum doesn`t wobble you don`t have to replace the suspension spring.

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    Default Re: Bent suspension springs (newbie question) (RE: Henk Goosen)

    If it's not kinked, you can usually straighten it back out without problems.

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    Default Re: Bent suspension springs (newbie question) (RE: shutterbug)

    thanks for the replies. I will get the suspension straightened out.

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    Default Re: Bent suspension springs (newbie question) (RE: DevineTime)

    Yeah - that particular type of bend should not cause a problem. Simply pull on it lightly while urging bend in opposite direction til straight. It is bends and kinks in the ribbon itself that cause the biggest problems. That's not the case here.

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    Default Re: Bent suspension springs (newbie question) (RE: Scottie-TX)

    Quote Originally Posted by Scottie-TX View Post
    Yeah - that particular type of bend should not cause a problem. Simply pull on it lightly while urging bend in opposite direction til straight. It is bends and kinks in the ribbon itself that cause the biggest problems. That's not the case here.
    many thanks

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