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Storing Movement, Let Down Springs?

harold bain

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Greg, welcome to the message board. Yes springs should be let down if a clock or movement is going to be stored long term. A new movement is usually shipped with the springs let down, so you should be all right. Plastic bag it to keep dust out (new movements are shipped bagged and boxed-good for long term storage). Oiling your new movement prior to installation was a smart move, but don't oil the other movement before you store it. A lot of newer clocks come with a spare suspension spring. Maybe a spare movement would be more useful.
Harold
 

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Yeah. I always let down springs for protracted storage. Also for shipping. Don't ever ship a fusee clock fully wound. The recipient may be disappointed on it's arrival.
 

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