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Beat Rate needed ?

Willie X

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Usually it takes a couple of washers, or lead weights, inside the pendulum to make the old pendulum rate with a few threads left on the rating rod.

Lately, I've been using two 50 caliber lead rifle balls, one on each side of the rating rod. I flatten then to about 1/4" thick.

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TEACLOCKS

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I use to add some kind of weight to slow the clock down, in this kind of situation. I though it was hokey BUT the way the movements are made anymore, SO What.
I lengthened the pendulum around 1/2", Tried it, too fast still, so I add 2 washers to the bottom inside of the pendulum.
Now to slow so going up with the bob a little, Just about there.
1 or so turns should get it, Then Voila junk on junk
But Running on time.
Thanks for the push backwards.
Sometimes I need that.

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You can get the proper BPH on any clock with your counter. Turn the counter on to count beats and mark a spot on the dial. Start the counter at the mark and run it for a full revolution of the minute hand. Stop it on the mark and note the beats. That is the BPH. You can get better accuracy by running the hand around 3 or 4 times and averaging the count by the number of revolutions ;)
 

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