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Regulator test running

Dman

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Does anyone have a method for test running regulators (the kind with the suspension spring and pendulum in the back of the case)? The 1 I am working on is too tall to hang on my slat wall ( I have shelves under it) and I wanted to see if anyone had suggestions before I pounded a huge nail in my wall .
 

bruce linde

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Well you need space for that pendulum to swing. i use a test stand clamped to a kitchen counter or a standalone wood stand designed for the purpose. A nail in the wall is OK, that might not prevent the movement from shifting into out of beat. A level surface would give you a level playing field :)
 

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I use a test stand made for floor clocks, improvise set up.
 

Willie X

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Use the same stand/horse as for tall case movements. Just place a purpose made seat board, or a couple of hardwood strips, across the rails to support the movement. Willie X
 

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I use what Willie describes, and for pendulums that hang from the case I make an upright add on to sit behind the movement.
 

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