Clock Suspension Spring Substitute

A fast spotlight of a job accomplished proper vs accomplished fallacious. A clock restore was not too long ago introduced through which had been repaired by a grandfather sooner or later; it labored for some time however not lengthy. Hopefully, it’s clear from the photographs beneath what triggered the difficulty. A foul restore of the suspension spring involving solder and blu tac finally failed (unsurprisingly).

Under I’d like to point out a few of the steps concerned in repairing this a part of the clock correctly which entails changing the suspension spring and completely no solder or blu tac.

In step one, you possibly can see I’ve eliminated the unique rivets and fitted new pins to the pendulum which have allowed me to mark out the positions of holes to be made within the substitute suspension spring. It’s crucial to mark out the centre of the spring too, so every part is lined up centrally.


Under you possibly can see the pendulum fitted to the suspension spring and brass shim which has been fitted across the high as a way to match the suspension spring correctly into the again cock which helps it. with out this the spring could be free to wobble because it moved which might have an effect on the motion of the clock and liekly trigger many issues.