The suspension spring on your clock needs to be replaced if its kinked or distorted. Read More »
The suspension spring is the part on the back of the clock that supports the pendulum balls in the air. This is almost always the fist issue to deal with to get the clock running. This happens when someone is not familiar with the clock and they move it from here to there with the pendulum getting knocked around and the spring gets twisted and kinked.
Single Strengths in a three pack, springs only
Available in all inch sizes between .0018 and .0040
Specify size with the drop down list below. To determine the size, measure the existing spring that is to be replaced, or try the repair guide on this page to see if your anniversary clock part is listed.
12plus packs $7
Choose between top block, fork or bottom block
Be sure not to bend the suspension spring when installing any of this hardware
Suspension springs bend very easily and the clock cannot run if it gets bent.
AN2 - $5
Long brass key #3 size
Fits most Schatz Lantern style 400 day clocks.
If the clock is not made by Schatz, then see the other keys below or go to the clock key page.
This key is longer than the norm to reach into the case of a lantern style 400 day or 1000 day Schatz clock.
AN3 - $13
3in W x 4 1/2in H $12
4in W x 7in H $19
4 5/8in W x 8in H $29
5 1/2in W x 9in H +plus $39
Select the size with the drop down menu below
To get a key for your clock, first measure the shaft that the key is to go over.
Then use the chart on the key page to convert your measurement to the key size number. You will also see these keys available there also.
AN6 - $9
Used to release the power in a wound up mainspring. Key goes into the chuck and the chuck goes into the handle so you can let down the power of the spring. It does the same job as the let down with all the chucks. If someone were to take a spring driven clock apart without letting down the mainsprings, bad things may happen. The movement would get ruined and you can get your hands hurt.
#CT26 - $20
This 4inch digital caliper’s stainless steel construction allows you to get metric or SAE decimal readings even in harsh conditions. The easy-to-read digital display allows you to measure and convert from SAE to metric quickly and easily. Features include an automatic shut-off and a storage case for easy transport.
Clock Tools Used to release the power in a wound up mainspring. This will go over your existing key and let you release the power in a safe manner as you release the click. This is really a ring holding tool, but it works good as a mainspring tool
#CT16 - $10
Fountain oiler filled with general clock oil. Convenient applicator to get into tough areas. This is the oil you need to lubricate your clock.
#CT3 - $6
Set of 12 needle files for various uses in clock repair. There are many assorted shapes.
AN14 - $13
These two 5 prong clock keys will wind almost all wall or mantle clocks.
AN15 - $19
Set of six precision screwdrivers set in a wooden Box. All of these small screw drivers have a regular flat head with assorted sizes.
#CT14 - $12
Set of 4 with capacities from .0mm to 4.65mm. Good to use on broaches when reaming out a pivot hole diameter. Grabs hold of a post of some sort so you can work with it basically. Small part of the pinvise is knurled so it can be easily rotated.
AN18 - $10
Flips up and provides 2 1/2x power, can be worn with eyeglasses. Very useful magnification.
Item #AN19-- $20
Perfect tool for assembling clock movements and trying to reach hard to reach pivots and arbors. Use this tool to arrange wheels in a disassembled movement that is going together.
AN20 - $10
After letting the power out of the mainspring and disassembling the clock movement, the pivots are cleaned with this wood. Just insert the pivot into the end of the pithwood and turn it a bit to clean. As explained earlier, the pivots are the skinny end of the arbor. These pivots must be clean of old oil that has turned into goo over the years.
AN21 - $5
100 Brass tapered pins with various diameters. These have many uses in clock repair. They attach some dials, movement plates, suspensions and sometimes hands on the clock.
AN22 - $14
This hexagonal staking block is used frequently as it has various sized holes for many purposes. Made of steel.
#CT54 - $15
Available in readings of 0-25
Use this to determine the thickness of suspension springs and mainsprings