American Tall case WW correct weight

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  1. eculuke

    eculuke Registered User

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    I acquired a second Hoadley tall case (this is getting addictive). This one has no weights. Can anybody reccomend the correct weight and possibly a link to the weight on time savers or Merritts?

    Thanks
    Luke
     
  2. Peter A. Nunes

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    The strike side will run on two pounds or less, the time side on three or four pounds. Most of the weights I see are much heavier, and unnecessarily so. Antique weights often show up on eBay. The shells Merritt's sells are very good, but but very new and shiny.
     
  3. eculuke

    eculuke Registered User

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    Peter thanks for clearing that up.....now to find a set somewhere...ha
     
  4. Peter A. Nunes

    Peter A. Nunes Moderator
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    Be patient, they do show up. If you're going to National, you might find a set on a table in the Mart.
     
  5. tom427cid

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    Hi all,
    Another solution short of original weights,I use old brass or brass plated weight shells cut to an appropriate length and I can use different diameters if I want. I make caps out of wood,one I drill a hole and use an 1/8th inch brass cotter pin to hang the weight. Then some flat black,red,and brown spray paint,roughly wiped off when still wet. The result is passable. Another is cut down sash weights.
    Just thought I'd add.
    tom
     

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