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  1. Stevey5

    Stevey5 New Member

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    I have just acquired my first Grandmother clock and whilst the movement looks complete it has no pendulum and does not run at all. It is marked "Made in Wurttemberg", 108471 and has a makers mark of a clock face with chimes hanging down. Hopefully i have attached a photo . Can someone advise how to find the pendulum weight and weight of bob (apologies if incorrect terminology. Any help would be gratefully received
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  2. bruce linde

    bruce linde Technical Admin
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    photos are required to inform such discussions... and despite the fact that every photo is worth a 1000 words the thousand that one photo provides are not enough to help. we need to see the entire clock, the dial, photos of the movement from all sides, etc.

    also... why do you say grandmother clock instead of grandfather or tall case clock? it is a floor standing clock, yes? is it short? more photos, please! :cool:
     
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    Stevey5 New Member

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    Thanks for your response. I have enclosed some additional pictures but as yet have not removed the movement. Clock overall stands as 154 cm, movement is 5x5 inch. I will be able to provide more pictures later this coming week. IMG_20200301_155536.jpg IMG_20200301_155522 (2).jpg IMG_20200301_155454 (2).jpg IMG_20200301_155529.jpg
     
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    new2clocks Registered User
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Your clock was made by the German firm of URGOS, which was in business from (I believe) 1920 to 1990.

    The use of the term "Württemberg" (English spelling - Wuerttemberg) would indicate that the movement was made prior to WWII.

    Regards.
     
  5. kologha

    kologha Registered User

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    What I have done when I have had a clock with no pendulum, is to get a length of wire (8 swg or thereabouts) and modify the end so that it can hook on the pendulum leader, then take a bit of plasticene and stick it onto the wire about 800 or 900 mm from the hook and see if I can get the clock running. Once it's running you move the plasticene up or down the wire until the clock more or less keeps time. The weight of the pendulum bob is not really that important, but the length of the pendulum is. Of course your clock will most likely need a service before it runs correctly, but the wire and plasticene will allow you to find out whether it will run or not.
     

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