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I have a Wm L. Gilbert antique clock. not sure how to assemble pendulum

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SOURCE: the clock time cannot be set on a

You question is a bit non descriptive except that the clock does not work and the hand clutch has failed.


Hopefully this will guide you in the correct direction for a local repair person.

Hope this tip helps


Posted on Feb 15, 2010


Gary Nigro

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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,

Posted on May 29, 2011


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SOURCE: pendulum will not stay swinging on mantle clock

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ray gallant

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SOURCE: my antique grandfather clocks looses about 5 minutes a day. How do I adjust time?

I would just be glad it runs and leave it alone .

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