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Pendulum in beat but stops running after a few

Elgin 31 day wind up wall clock pendulum in beat but stops running after a few minutes ... no apparant pendulum brushing against anything ... just seems that the momentum isn't enough to keep it running? If it needs new/additional lubrication, what pivots/places should be targeted and what is preferred luibricant

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CLOCK OILING TIPS * NOTE: Many Master Clock Smiths and Hobbyists used many different oils and as many different techniques.
* It is only good sense to use only the best in quality when selecting clock oils and grease. A number of fine oils are made especially for clocks. The oil used should stay in place and not evaporate easily and have no tendency to gum or get sticky as it ages. Most clock oils meet these standards. [CAUTION: Never consider using non-clock lubricants, as they tend to not really work well in clocks. Some are too light and cause unnecessary bushings wear, while others are too thick or can evaporate, over time will gum up and stop the clock prematurely.]

Oiling Procedures
-Main-springs are oiled after cleaning and before they are recoiled.
-Teeth and pinions are never oiled.
-Normally, the dial train of gears, hour wheel, minute wheel and minute wheel post are not oiled. However, oil is used between the center shaft and cannon pinion where slip friction is present in setting the hands.
-All points of friction such as train wheel pivots to bushings are oiled. Verge faces are oiled directly.
-Oil is always used sparingly and should never run all over the plates.

Hope this tip helps.

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DAvid

http://antiqueclock.clockstop.com/oil.htm

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Do not try to contact them over the phone, as it is allways better to face the person and speek directly.
Pull your socks up and go!
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