1st install getting there....

Duzzy

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Hi there,

I’m installing my dads clock after the beautiful job he did building it here are a few questions.

The night time silence rod as seen below can it be bent to fit over the mechanism seat to stop it rubbing?

There is a black plastic thing on the top of the pendulum spring does it come off? (Photo 2)

The steel block on top of the chinned rods how har above the hammers should it be?

Regards Darren

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upstateny

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1 Normally there is a hole or notch in the seat board for the extension rods.
2 The black plastic thing is a transport protector for the sespension spring and it can be removed, just replace it if you are going to move the clock.
3 The hammers should strike the rods between 1/2 and 1 inch below the point where they emerge from the bottom of the block. You can play around with the positioning depending on what sound quality you want to achieve.
 

Willie X

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I would go for a 1" space at the chime block and leave the plastic piece on the suspension spring post. It is there to prevent the pendulum leader from moving upward and breaking the spring. This is more important on a chain drive clock, as the weights can run down well below the pendulum and often fall over. to one side. Unless the center weight is pulled up very carefully it can strike the bottom of the pendulum and easily wipe out the suspension spring, among other things.

Willie X




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