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Tambour slow down

90 Flhs

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I know you guys can help me. Just this apart and cleaned. It kept stoping and looked as though someone just bushed it. The movement was in great shape. Thought they might of missed cleaning something. So I did it again. Found the springs were never touched and had all kinds of goop in the. So all back together and no matter which way I turn the slow fast. I can’t get it to slow down. I have two bobs on it for extra weight and still not correct. Is it possible someone has the wrong pendulum length. Your help is much appreciated. Thanks F963B2F3-8B73-435E-B4C0-C97A4E52FA4A.jpeg
 

Willie X

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It only needs one bob. :)

A photo of the bobs you have there will be helpful. One of them may be correct ... or both may be incorrect.

There are many things that can make your clock run fast but the pendulum and suspension rods are always the prime suspects.

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90 Flhs

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It only needs one bob. :)

A photo of the bobs you have there will be helpful. One of them may be correct ... or both may be incorrect.

There are many things that can make your clock run fast but the pendulum and suspension rods are always the prime suspects.

Willie X
Here is a picture of the bobs. The gold one was the one that came with it. C2BD4407-179A-4CDF-8F4B-6CEAD788E7CC.jpeg
 

Willie X

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Neither of those are correct. Look up 'S-T 89 pendulums'. There were several pendulums used. The weight was around 5 ounces and overall they were a little longer (top to bottom).

This photo shows a #89 pendulum @ 5.2 ounces. Willie X

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