- Nov 14, 2021
Thank you so much Jim , I have the hook. I'll try to post a pic . I'm not a clock mechanic or anything, just got this clock with house I bought. Trying to make it work.Hello Alex,
For Ansonia, the 5 refers to the "drop" of the pendulum. Drop is defined as the distance from the hand arbor to the rating nut of the pendulum. It is not the length of the pendulum. Timesavers sells a 3 1/2" (19369) and a 5 1/8" (19370) pendulum. Likely one of those two.
Your photo does not show the suspension post or suspension spring. If your suspension spring is missing, you have more to do.
It is likely some different opinions will appear here re the 5. I stand by drop, not length for Ansonia.
It's not me it's something with the siteI had the same problem Kevin. I thought it was the Ipad acting up.
It's not me it's something with the site
Well my understanding that it's tot rare or expensive. Not collectible peace..... Right ?Hello Alex.
It looks like the crutch rod is bent out of shape. That is why the suspension spring is bent. You will have to learn how to "set the beat" on this clock once you have the crutch rod somewhere close to vertical and have a pendulum. Very likely, it needs to be serviced (clean and lube job) so don't expect it to run just because you put a pendulum on. The time side mainspring is wound up tight. Not a good omen.
You didn't ask but your Ansonia is the "Bristol Extra" model. It has the triangle piece on the top which the regular "Bristol" doesn't. You have the visible escapement which was an option back in the day. Your clock appeared in an Ansonia catalogue in 1904 with a price of $13.75 which included the visible escapement. Google Images will show you other examples of your clock.