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Hi Eric,The only reason I can see to modify a disk pendulum such as yours would be because the suspension spring needed was not available. Adding weight is more common that drilling holes, but I've encountered both methods. Usually not on the same pendulum however. In its original condition, your disk would have weighed about 400 grams, and would need a thicker spring to keep time.
Pendulum without drillings would weight ca 450 gr, now it weights 433 gr. This "ring" it is a circular tube solded at the ends. Is it a "self made" compensation prototype? I don't understand this strange idea.Hi Eric,
So first someone drilled this holes to made the pendulum lighter, but next added this heavy ring? Really strange, but maybe you are right.
Good morning all
My friend Michel has a pendulum in bad condition. He will repair it.
Here are two pictures.
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I am looking for a very high definition photo of the "hat" in brass. This piece is missing. The picture I put is not good enough for my work.
Here is the picture of the "hat" that I'm looking for a lot better.
Maybe someone has this piece in his collection to help me?
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If you want help reading the catalog, you can send me scanner copies and I will translate with pleasure.I don't read French!
Hello Kurt.Very nice looking clock! The "14" in the serial number indicates is was made in 1914. Given the next four digits, I would guess that it is somewhat near the end of production.