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Gilbert Clock Pendulum Bob

derwiener

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I have acquired an 8 day Gilbert mantel clock with "26" stamped on the back. I need a pendulum bob and would like to know what weight to order. I have seen 2.6 oz. and 4 oz. bobs advertised, but am not sure which is correct. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you!

Paul
 

wow

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I have acquired an 8 day Gilbert mantel clock with "26" stamped on the back. I need a pendulum bob and would like to know what weight to order. I have seen 2.6 oz. and 4 oz. bobs advertised, but am not sure which is correct. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you!

Paul
We need more information on the clock. Gilbert made many styles. Please post a photo of the clock including one of the movement.
Will
 

derwiener

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Unfortunately I have a camera problem to send pictures. However, the clock is Gilbert tambour mantle clock, dual strike. On the back, "26" is impressed; on the front, what looks like a faded "247." Hope this is sufficient.

Thanks!

Paul
 

Willie X

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Merrit's P-527K is what they looked like and has about the right weight but is not a great reproduction of the original.

I usually go with the adjustable American style pendulum, as in wow's second photo. However, the P-98A will be to big. I would order the P-98C & D. One of those should be good on your clock.

The clock you have has a rating assembly with a very poor design. The generic American style pendulums will be a big help in rating your clock.

Willie X
 

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