Mauthe Pendulum and Leader

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  1. ScotSun

    ScotSun Registered User

    Nov 28, 2017
    Newark, DE
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    I purchased a "fixer-upper" Mauthe grandfather clock...


    I started to clean up the movement and found that the only piece missing appears to be the pendulum leader. It has a pin crutch so I believe that it should look like this...

    Annotation 2019-07-11 180235.jpg

    My first question is how long should it be? The back of the movement indicates a pendulum length of 116. Which I assume is centimeters. The pendulum itself, as seen in the pic above is about 91.5cm. Does that mean that I need a leader of 24.5cm?

    And, if those numbers are correct, where would I find such a creature? Or should I look at fabricating one, and if so, where can I get a brass strip about a millimeter thick?(Based on the thickness of my pin crutch brass)...

    Thanks 20190711_113959.jpg
  2. Willie X

    Willie X Registered User

    Feb 9, 2008
    #2 Willie X, Aug 2, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2019
    You may be able to buy an Urgos or Kieninger leader and modify it. Would be much nicer to find an old original leader. :)

    You will need to make a 'mock-up' (leader with pendulum) to see exactly what the lengths will need to be. If it keeps time, it's the right length.

    Trying to follow the numbers will be confusing and a waste of time. Your clock beats 60 beats per minute, often called a seconds beater.

    Willie X

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