Ridgeway Clock missing a weight and possibly pendulum parts.

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  1. IcyLetters

    IcyLetters Registered User

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    So recently I have come into possession of a Ridgeway Model 130 grandfather clock. I have successfully got the center chain properly put back onto the clock but I am missing a weight and I don't know what weight it requires or where to buy one. The current weights I have are 6.8 lbs (3kg) and 4.6 lbs (2kg). I believe my pendulum is missing the guide for it. It also had a weird part that I am not sure is supposed to go on the clock or it's just randomly there. I could use a lot of help identifying the clock and getting parts for it. I've attached a few photos, if you guys need any more just let me know. Thanks.

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  2. NEW65

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    Hi. You have a basic hermle westminster chime movement. You need a leader pendulum and a suspension spring. The weights are very easy to source. If I were you I would get these missing items secondhand. Hermle movements are very plentiful. If I were nearby I would supply what you need free of charge. Good luck
     
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    Thanks for getting back to me. So what length would I need for the leader pendulum, there are a few. Same thing with the weights, I don't know what weight I need.
     
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    You need to hang the 3kg weight on the right side of the movement as viewed from the front of the clock. The 2kg weight can be hung on the middle(time train) or left hand side strike train (as viewed from front clock). You’ll need a further 2kg weight for the remaining train.
    You will require the earlier type of leader pendulum with the smaller type suspension spring.
     
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    I think also that the weights you currently have are not the original weights that came with the clock. However they will do the job fine.
     
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    I will add pictures on here of what you need later today. It’s now 02:09 in Uk but I’ll be happy to show you clearly what you need. Suspension spring D isn’t the one.
     
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    You need the smaller version of spring A
     
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    Thank you so very much. I assume that would be A3 on that page, since it is listed for grandfather clocks instead of smaller clocks. Once again thank you so much.
     
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    6.8 lbs, and two 4.6 lbs should work fine. The actual originals were 6.6, 4.7, 4.7 ;)
    If you do a search (FORUMS above) for your movement (451-053) you should find several pictures of the spring and hanger.
    The movement was made in 1980, so it's getting close to the average life expectancy. I hope it will run for another few years when you get the parts sorted.
     
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    I searched the forums and didn't really find many pictures of the spring and pendulum leader. I believe I found a spring online that will work: https://www.blackforestimports.com/product/HS248-3 . I am not 100% for sure that it is the one I need but it appears to be.
     
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    Since you're unsure and the prices are high, I think you'd be better off in the long run getting this assortment. At least one of them will be right.
     
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    So I got measurements for the broken spring in my clock. It appears to be .3195 inches wide, so 5/16 roughly. That roughly lines up with the HM-Small spring but I think I may just buy that assortment.
     
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    The unidentified part may a cartridge for a phonograph. It may slip into the head of the tone arm. Is there a very small pointed bit on the item?
     
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    Yea, that might be it. I never saw a clock part like that. That brass sleeve on the top center looks like it might have held wires, soldered in.
     
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    Hi. I have added a number of pictures.. please check them out. You will need the smaller of the two suspension springs. 4533F328-6F93-4ED8-9ADE-4DF3C2A11E61.jpeg 5E3004F0-221F-418B-9417-B5A32177AA4F.jpeg

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