Suspension spring for a Mauthe clock movement

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  1. Rockin Ronnie

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    The original one is broken. It measures A 8.3 X B 18.6 X 3.38 mm where A is the width, B is total length and C is the length of spring section.

    I am on a suppliers site and there are a number that are close but not exact. For example:

    8.10 X 17.96 X 4.00
    7.56 X 18.07 X 3.45
    8.00, 18.40 X 4.00
    8.04 X 17.46 X 3.50

    Get them all and try each one or is there one on the list that is better than the others?

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  2. roughbarked

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    It is probably wise to buy an assortment of suspension springs as they do come in handy exactly when you need them. On your list from the supplier, i'd probably pick the 8 by 18.4 by 4 one.
     
  3. Rockin Ronnie

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    Might just buy the lot.

    Ron
     
  4. Kevin W.

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    I would buy the lot, i am sure you will need them one day.
     
  5. MARK A. BUTTERWORTH

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    The width is immaterial. Go with the 3rd one although the price of 3 springs won’t kill you.
     
  6. Rockin Ronnie

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    Thanks Mark
     
  7. Rockin Ronnie

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    Bought all 4. #3 was the best fit. These are before and after shots of the completed clock project.

    Ron

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    Well there were at least two of us who suggested and that #3 would probably be the best choice.
     
  9. Rockin Ronnie

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    Thanks. I am sure the other 3 will come in handy some day.

    Ron
     
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    I am sure the others will come in handy.
     
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    Nice job! Looks great.
     
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    #3 on the above list worked like a charm.
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