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Storage of clock tonight?

Hweck1

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I am have just taken down my antique school wall clock. There are a lot of kids in my house tonight, and I don't want it to get damaged. I took the pendulum out and gently placed it upright in a safe place. Did I move it correctly? Also, it is still ticking but obviously not chiiming with no pendulum. Is it ok that it is still ticking and that I didn't put the pendulum back? Thanks for your help
 

JTD

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Welcome to the board.

Did I move it correctly?
Sounds as if you did.

Also, it is still ticking but obviously not chiiming with no pendulum. Is it ok that it is still ticking and that I didn't put the pendulum back?
Removing the pendulum will not stop the clock striking if it is still ticking. To stop the ticking just place a small wedge of paper tissue under the crutch (the shaft that is moving backwards and forwards). That will stop the ticking and also the strike. It is not a good idea to let a clock run continuously without the pendulum.

JTD
 

wow

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It should be fine but it should still strike. When the pendulum is off, it runs much faster so plan on striking fairly often.
 
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novicetimekeeper

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I just lie them on their backs with the pendulum off and a roll of soft paper like kitchen towel wedged under the crutch like JTD said. If you leave it upright it might fall over.
 
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