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I have an out-of-commission German-made Anniversary clock. I would like to try to fix it myself. The thin long spring that is responsible for moving the pendulum at the bottom (Pendulum = 4 balls that rotate in one direction and then in the other) is broken and I am not sure where a new one would be placed or if I am missing a piece on which to fasten it. I could send you a picture of the clock, a copy of which I found on e-bay, should this be of help, or if there is a website that shows the general schematic for a wind-up 400 day anniversary clock, I could probably start from there. Thanks in advance for your time and your help!

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I had the same problem; I inherited a clock by that description with my office. I'm not sure if it would help you, but I was able to at least figure out the mechanics of the clock from this site: http://www.clockworks.com/cintro1.html

They claim that you can order the spring there.

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