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Incorrect Pendulum

Conner'sClocks

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So I recently got this Seth Thomas Clock as a repair job for a friend. Something tells me this isnt the original pendulum, but I wanted to make sure.

If it is the correct pendulum, When I let it run for an hour, it loses at least 20-21 minutes.

Any Help is Appreciated!! Thanks!!

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wow

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I think it is the correct pendulum. If you could remove the dial and let us see the suspension set-up, we could help you better.
 

Willie X

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Looks like it's hooked on backwards. What does the other side look like? Most are rather ornamental. Willie X
 

Dick C

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I think it is the correct pendulum. If you could remove the dial and let us see the suspension set-up, we could help you better.
I agree. I suspect that there is something incorrect with the suspension spring...disconnected perhaps.
 

Willie X

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So it was running with the keystone piece resting on the hand shaft? Willie X
 

Conner'sClocks

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(I borrowed this image from a youtube video as I am not with my clocks right now, currently out with family)

So basically the top of the pendulum rod (marked with blue arrow) was hanging onto the brass support piece (Labelled with the red arrow), thus making the pendulum look longer, unoriginal, and slow on the time, which are my points in the OP (Original Post).
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The one in the video picture is upside down.
 

Conner'sClocks

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The one in the video picture is upside down.

it isnt upside down, I zoomed the photo on to explain what I mean about the pendulum.

below is the entire movement from the same video. I’ll be getting a better picture on Friday so I can show y’all in higher quality as I am staying with my mom and uncle right now.

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Maybe I mistook the pendulum rod for the spring. I see now that it would be turned 90° if it were. :)
 

Willie X

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When they are made like that, the pendulum drops off when the suspension spring breaks, or unhooks?

I don't see a video?

Willie X
 

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