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1884 gingerbread clock swings evenly for about a minute in good time then I hear a click up inside and pendulum stops dead
There is a very good chance that the pendulum regulator wheel and rocker assembly is out of adjustment or has a bent tooth or finger that is jamming the movement.
The adjustment of this is extremely sensitive and so a slight misalignment will at some point show up when the causes of the misalignment rotate to align once again, which is why it is a periodic fault.
Despite it being a very sensitive area and in need of a light hand to remedy, for anyone experienced in working on this kind of movement, it would be a simple and speedy repair.
Unless you have experience of working with such movements, I would recommend leaving it alone and seeking help from a professional, because of the risk of making it worse rather than better, so making it more difficult to repair in the long run.
I have a 1840 Mauthe wall clock that had that exact fault, and once it was properly aligned, it has kept excellent time for the last seven years so be gentle with it.
on Aug 21, 2019
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