- Oct 4, 2020
Well, it turns out I was trying to attach the pendulum to the crutch. Silly me. It is currently attached to the suspension spring and seems ok. The crutch has a left side and a right side. I don’t know how to choose. Pictures of the back are attached.You are missing the leader and the drive pin. Possibly an Urgos movement, just a guess without more info. Willie X
Is there another name for a leader? Right now I have the pendulum rod attached to the suspension spring and the clock runs. But still, if something is missing I want to make it right. The suspension spring is only about an inch long and not so clear in the photo.I'm still not seeing a leader, just a crutch.
No slot for the pin. The pendulum passes on the side of the pin at the moment and the crutch/pen pushes the pendulum on its side. Don’t know yet if it will continue to run indefinitely but it has been running for a couple hours.Does the pendulum have a slot for that pin at the bottom of the crutch? If so put it together so we can see all the parts.
I understand the problem now. I’m missing the leader. Now I need to figure out which replacement leader will work with this movement.I will post a photo of the missing leader tomorrow. I think your solution will be clear once you have, or at least see, all the parts! Willie X
Thanks. The one on the right certainly looks about right. I just now sent pictures to Clockworks to see if they have one that will work. I appreciate all the suggestions.Your leader is no longer available as a replacement part. You may be able to find one though. It will look something like the one on the right; the key measurement is from the hook to the vertical slot, where the drive pin goes. And, you will need an eye at the bottom to fit the existing hook.
Good luck, Willie X
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The logo on the back of the movement is a CK inside of a clock dial. I was told that this was Christian Kohler, a grandfather clock case builder that used movements made by other companies.The logo on the back of your movements in your photos (post #4) looks like the Urgos chime bar inside a chapter ring. Your photo is not clear enough, but a close up of the logo would verify which movement you have. WillieX also thought it was an older Urgos, and I don’t remember that last time he was wrong.
Here is a closer view of the logo on the back of the movement. It is a K half circled by a C all inside a clock face.The logo on the back of your movements in your photos (post #4) looks like the Urgos chime bar inside a chapter ring. Your photo is not clear enough, but a close up of the logo would verify which movement you have. WillieX also thought it was an older Urgos, and I don’t remember that last time he was wrong.
Yes, that is a concern. It slides down about 1/16th of an inch. I believe I need to open up the tab on the pendulum a little bit but am afraid of breaking it and really be in trouble.Yes, that's appears to be the correct part.
Your pendulum is not correctly seated on the hook though and could fall off.
No replacement parts are available for your clock, except from junk boxes, scrap movements, etc.