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Just received my latest cheap purchase but unfortunately it came without a pendulum so I will add a note on parts wanted, looking at the guide it looks like it’s made by Petersen and the pendulum I need is number 81 in the guide, I has a unusual fork is it original?.
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Dell,

That is the original fork. There have been other examples posted on the board. It's described in the guide for suspension units 18A and 18B. You might need a new top block if the one you have is the crimped type.

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With my Petersen, I had the original blocks, but needed to replace the suspension spring so I ended up using replacement blocks. Didn't know how to deal with the pressed together blocks.

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Eric :thumb: , no doubt about that!
Kurt , interestingly my little Petersen came with skrewed top and bottom block -maybe replaced once in the life of the clock- and with that special fork. Of cause I´d use skrewable blocks if I had to make a new SS , but I´d retain that fork for its originality and as a help to id the clock.
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Thanks for the comments I am not going to do anything with it until I find a pendulum so it could be sat on the shelf for a while.
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I´m still thinking about this clock : signed Kaiser but in detail Petersen :?|
As for the pendulum it will be hard to find an original since Petersen produced only a short time and didn´t have a great output. I allways love to have clocks running , so if I were You I´d take a 4 ball pendulum at hand , make a SS with standard blocks on top and bottom and the original fork and have the clock running till an original pendulum crosses my way.
Good luck with it!
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Hi Burkhard
That’s an idea but I have a few others to do first including my mother’s smiths Westminster chime that was a 1st anniversary wedding present to her from my late father that got damaged in a house move, she is desperate to get it repaired, smashed glass and it chimes all the time, never worked on a Westminster chime before so that will be an experience.
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