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Suspension for a SSS German Schmid mantle clock

boblalux

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I have tried to recut/refile an oversize suspension with more or less success, but would prefer to find a replacement. I attach a foto of the specifications ...... Can anyone help, please?

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wow

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Something like this should work fine. Just grind off the corner. Unless…. You are trying to match the original exactly. I have never seen that exact style suspension spring. Looks like it would wobble.
 
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boblalux

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Something like this should work fine. Just grind off the corner. Unless…. You are trying to match the original exactly. I have never seen that exact style suspension spring. Looks like it would wobble.
Thanks, will purchase
 

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I forgot to mention, its for a Schmid SSS mantel clock. The company went broke in the 60s.
What suspensing spring did you use to repair the clock as I have the same model, also with a broken spring ?
I wasn't able to find the same suspension spring as the original one with the white plastic plates.
 

boblalux

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What suspensing spring did you use to repair the clock as I have the same model, also with a broken spring ?
I wasn't able to find the same suspension spring as the original one with the white plastic plates.
Nico, I think I used a #35 Kienzle suspension spring which I filed/sanded down to size
Cheers, Bob
 

Nico

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I have ordered a few of these and give it a try. I hope at least one of them will be usable in the end as I have no experience with filing/grinding these small springs.
Thanks, Nico
 

boblalux

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I have ordered a few of these and give it a try. I hope at least one of them will be usable in the end as I have no experience with filing/grinding these small springs.
Thanks, Nico
Nico, its no great deal to file an oversized spring. I attach a pici of a spring with the grinding/drilling you must carry out, in red. Choose a spring with 2 springs (most on the market are doubl springs), then you can just file away one of them, as in the diagramm attached. In the 2 holes, insert 2 brass cross pins.
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Unfortunately I have so man projects going at present, that I have no more time to make one for you, but do try it yourself.
Cheers, Bob
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