Swinger losing time

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  1. tickntock1

    tickntock1 Registered User
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    Hello,
    i have a swinger that is losing time. The lower ball is down as far as it can go. Will adjustment of the pendulum that is on the movement in the upper ball change the time keeping? If it does , which way should the bob be moved, up or down?
    thanks in advance,
    Jim
     
  2. Willie X

    Willie X Registered User

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    The pendulum needs to go up. If it has two nuts below the bob, the top nut is the rate adjustment nut and the lower nut is to lock the top nut when the clock is keeping good time.
    Willie X
     
  3. tickntock1

    tickntock1 Registered User
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    Thank you, that's what I thought
     
  4. shutterbug

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    Think of a swinger as an upside down pendulum. It all works opposite of what intuition dictates.
     
  5. Willie X

    Willie X Registered User

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    Tick,
    I was thinking about a 'free swinger', a common German wall clock?
    Bugs is thinking of a 'swinger', as a not so common statue clock?
    A picture would help.
    Willie X
     

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