E. Howard #4 weight

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  1. bbd0656

    bbd0656 Registered User

    Mar 29, 2020
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    Hi, I just purchased an E.Howard #4 banjo clock. Unfortunately it doesn’t have a weight or pendulum. I would like to know what the difference is between the #4 and the#5 movements and the difference of the weights. All I know is the #4 is a little longer. Thanks for any help, Bruce
  2. bruce linde

    bruce linde Technical Admin
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    Nov 13, 2011
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    found this online... measurements from reproduction weights cast by Vinny Versarge, NY clock repairman/dealer, in the 80s:

    no. 4: 7 lbs 4 oz. approximately. 6" tall, 3 3/4" wide at the widest point, 1 1/2" thick

    no. 5: 6 lbs approximately. 5-5/8" tall, 3-1/2" wide at the widest point, 1-5/16" thick
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  3. Andy Dervan

    Andy Dervan Registered User
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    Oct 23, 2002
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    Howard weights are cast iron and are numbered. For example #4 for #4

    Gerald Siegel article on Howard banjos from 1968 describes the case and dial sizes, but does not provide any definite information on weights or pendulum lengths

    Sometimes these items pop up on ebay

    Andy Dervan
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