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G.E. Grandfather clock The Adams

The Adams has 5 tubular bells and was originally sold in 1947 -- described as a "truly magnificent electrified grandfather's clock of 18th-century design-even to weight and pendulum", it also has a moon dial to record phases of the moon. I'm looking for a manual on this clock particularly one explaining how to set the moon dial.

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I assume you have looked on the Internet to find the manual. Even with all the trillions of things you can find, probably no one has uploaded that manual yet. I had a clock shop for over 30 years. Most grandfather calendar dials can be set by using a NEW pencil eraser. Try to use it near the center of the dial, not on the outside edge. Move the dial clockwise. I suggest a new pencil eraser because a used one can leave smudges on the dial.

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You have to adjust the bob on pendulum. If the clock is slow, the bob on the rod must be pushed up. If the clock is fast, the bob must be pushed down. Do adjustments bit by bit, day by day till the clock is keeping time. If all this does not work, you may need to replace suspension spring (if there is any). If there are no suspension spring, the clock may need proffessional attention.

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Most grandfather/grandmother clocks have an adjustable screw on the weight to slightly extend it or shorten it to satisfy the equation of pendulum swing. the shorter the swing (arc distance) the faster the clock, the longer the swing the longer the time. Check to see if you can adjust the weight up or down on the hanger.

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The clock must be levelled the same as when it was previously set up. In other words, if you didn't check the level of the clock before disassembly and reassembled it and re-levelled it, it may not operate because it might not be the same.
Some clocks have different weights for the clock, chime, and hour strike. Did you mark them and install them in the same location?
My Seth Thomas has a screw to adjust the swing of the pendulum to allow proper escapement on the gear, but you have to be able to determine which way the pendulum needs to swing more to make that adjustment. I may be able to help you with this!
You may need a clock repair service.
Let me know,
Gary

Posted on May 29, 2011

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