Groaner

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  1. bcaclock

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    I know I've read about them but what is a "Groaner" And I'm working on a wood gear movement and the weighs supplied seem too light at 3.5 lbs, am I correct. I've been at this for 20+ years but this is my first wood works clock.
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  2. Peter A. Nunes

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    3.5 pounds is correct, more or less, for wooden movement shelf clocks. To find out more about these movements, use Google or the search function here on the message board, there are lots of entries, with pictures.
     
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    I would only add that 3.5 lbs. is typical for 30-hour movements. There were some 8-day movements that at first blush appear the same but on closer examination it is clear that they are larger and geared a bit differently. I believe you would be looking at 8 to 9 lbs for one of these. Perhaps Bob can post some pictures so we might better determine if there is a problem, or if perhaps he has an 8-day movement.

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    As far as we know, there are no 8 day groaners.
     
  5. R. Croswell

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    Yes I believe that's true, but bob only asked what a groaner is, I assumed that he asked because he doesn't know if that is what he has or not. Perhaps we will see some pictures soon or get a clarification.


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