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Gustav Becker hall clock

Allan Fetherolf

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Just got a Becker hall (floor) clock. Just two chains and the weights are missing. Is there a standard weight for the weights? I have two 7 pound weights and am hoping they will do. Haven't got the clock yet but will have more info on the movement in a day or two. The clock case appears to date from the 1920-1930 era.
 
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jmclaugh

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Can't help with the weight but 7lbs is worth a go. In my experience from this era they are like brass VR weights on steroids which is not to say there is anything wrong with that.
 

Allan Fetherolf

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Had a couple of Howard Miller weights-about 8.2lbs-and tried them and they seem to work perfectly, plus I got a pendulum and bob from Timesavers and finally got it cut to the right length. Movement is pretty clean so oiled it and it is running perfectly. The two sets of strike rods sound really great. The best part of all this is that I got the clock at an auction for $40 as it was listed as missing both items. About 74 inches tall in dark oak.
 
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