Pendulum Parts

The pendulum of a clock is a crucial component responsible for regulating its timekeeping. It consists of several pendulum parts that work together to maintain the clock’s accuracy. The bob is the weighted disk at the bottom. It determines the pendulum’s effective length and helps regulate the clock’s timekeeping by controlling the period of its oscillations. The bob is often made of metal or another dense material to provide the necessary mass. The rod is the slender, usually cylindrical, rod that extends from the top down to the bob. The suspension spring is the mechanism that suspends the rod and allows it to swing freely. It typically consists of a thin spring or a suspension wire attached to the clock’s movement or escapement.