Ansonia Porcelain open escapement pendulum question

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  1. THTanner

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    This porcelain Ansonia with open escapement came in with a broken spring on the strike side. No problems with any of that.
    But the owner wonders if the pendulum he has is the correct pendulum for these clocks, and if not he would like me to try to find one. The pendulum he has works fine, but he is pretty sure it is not what should be with the clock.
    Does anyone have a picture of the proper pendulum that came with these?
    thanks
    tom

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  2. lpbp

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    I would guess that it takes a typical Ansonia pendulum. They have a long shaft, available in several lengths, probably the short one, they have an adjustment screw in the middle of the bob. These are available, from parts houses, search their sites under Ansonia pendulum. The closest to you is Timesavers.

    Good luck.
     
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    More like this is what I recall ?

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    I think it should look like this one. Although yours does seem to have an adjuster on the front. This is out of an Ansonia, but different model.
    Edit - I see TH got to the enter key first :)

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    Thanks

    that is what I recall - and I have a couple similar, but this needs to be shorter than the 3 1/2 inch ones on Timesavers. I guess a whole new suspension spring, rod and perhaps I will need to shorten the rod inside the pendulum. The short one you show would be great.
     
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    Check the big auction sites. They show up from time to time.
     

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