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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Hi, just purchased this antique ansonia schoool house clock at a ruggame sale I don’t know very If it works or not but i was able to wind both of Thebes key holes but when I attached The pendulum not the original as it was missing the pendulum original pendulum the wire and or pendulum don’t launch flat when I hang the clock on the wall i took the clock face off to look a the movement to see if the wire that hold the pendulum was bent doesn’t look bent but I never see no a wire like this I was able to get the th prendulum to swing for about 30 secends can anyone tell me what is wrong I would like to try to get this clock running without paying to have fixed also more about this Clock,also the glass over the face is missing thanks .

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    1. Bruce99 Bruce99, 4 years ago
      An antique clock is like any other machine in that it needs routine maintenance. You may be able to get it running again without "paying to have fixed" but it really should at least be looked over so you know what needs to be done, if anything.

      My first suggestion would be to make sure it is in beat. Do you know what I mean by that?
    2. Tangoes Tangoes, 4 years ago
      Re: Bruce99 yes I do know what the beat is but I think it’s something else ?,thanks
    3. Bruce99 Bruce99, 4 years ago
      Okay, well one of the pivot holes on the right side of the movement right below the nut on the upper right hand side looks pretty punched up. That's not good but by itself I doubt it would stop the clock (unless it was really done poorly). I assume that you've tried to oil the movement, yes? The crutch (or wire) loop needs to be centered over the pendulum rod. This is especially true on clocks such as this one. If the pendulum rod rests against the front or back ends of the loop, the resulting friction can bleed off enough power to cause the movement to stall. If none of those things help, if you're mechanically inclined and still want to trouble-shoot the movement yourself, go to the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Message Board and ask for help. Good luck with it.

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