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Wood Stick Pendulum for Hermle Clocks

Identification

Hermle clock movement identification

How to order

You will need CM number off of the Hermle clock movement itself. Not off the paper work, not off the wood case. It will say a number such as 94CM or 114CM, some number followed by CM (centimeters).

Measuring note = The Germans measure there pendulum length from the TOP of the movement and all the way down to the very bottom of the pendulum rating nut threads. This could make things confusing for the customer and also this measurements varys drastically depending on the bob diameter. So the length can be tricky but lucky for you, you do not need to know all this. If your clock says something like 94cm, just choose 94cm from the list with your desired bob diameter, and we will take care of the length. The reason why this is explained here, is sometimes a customer gets the pendulum and measures it, and says "hey this pendulum does not measure 94CM and therefore it is wrong" but this is not the situation. A pendulum FOR a Hermle 94cm movement, does not mean you will get a 94cm long pendulum, it will be shorter.

Bob note = If you do not have a pendulum your replacing and its lost, we need to also figure out what bob diameter will swing around inside the case without hitting the sides. Usually people want the largest bob diameter they can get without it hitting the sides of the case. So how we figure this out is to measure how wide the inside of the clock is where the pendulum will swing. You now have some measurement like 14.5 inches or something, we deduct 4 inches from this number = 6 1/2 inches is the widest bob diameter you would want to get. You can get whatever is smaller, but dont go larger. For example you do not want a 8 1/2 inch bob because it will hit the sides, but you can use a 5 1/2 inch or 6 1/2 inch bob just fine.

Here are the steps to order the pendulum =

  • 1. Know your movement is made by Hermle by seeing above movement number examples.
  • 2. Get the CM numbers off of the back plate of the movement itself.
  • 3. Determine the bob diameter needed by measuring how wide the inside of the case is and then subtracting 4 inches.
  • 4. Decide if you want a Metal fancy Lyre style pendulum, or a Wood stick pendulum, or a brass rod pendulum if the option is there. They all come with a brass round bob at the bottom in the diameter you choose, but what it hangs on can be any of those mentioned (lyre, stick, brass rod.)
  • 5. Order it
  • When you get your pendulum you will need to put your clock in beat for it to run. This is very easy.

    This Hermle wood stick clock pendulum will come unstained so it can be stained the proper color to match the clock case. The wood stick pendulum consists of the stick with the hardware and also the bob in the diameter chosen. The good thing about wood stick pendulums is they can be shortened if needed.

Beat Setting Mechanical Clock Movements

Beat Setting Mechanical Clock Movements means the tick and the tock sound of the clock is evenly spaced. Every pendulum clock that is mechanical needs to be put in beat to run. This is so simple but it's amazing how many clocks in the world have not run for 10 years or more just because this is not known. Often clocks in tag sales, auctions, homes, etc. only needed to be put in beat to run but was left unused for years. The setting of the beat is easy and takes less than a couple minutes to do.

Every mechanical pendulum unit needs it

Every mechanical clock that has a pendulum needs to be in beat to function. Part of owning a clock is to know how to do this. If you do not know how to do this whenever you move the clock from here to there it will stop after 5 - 10 minutes. Putting the clock in beat is very easy.

Putting a post WW2 German clock in beat

Modern German clocks are put into beat by over swinging the pendulum all the way to one side and letting go. This is called auto beat and is on most post WW2 German clock movements. If the clock does not have this feature it will not hurt the clock by trying this method. Listen to the tick tock and check if they are now evenly spaced. If it is stick going ticktock ticktock, or even tocktick tocktick it is not in beat. The clock will eventually stop in 5 minutes to an hour. Repeat the above process of pulling the pendulum all the way to one side and letting it go if it was not right the first time. The clock should have a nice steady rhythmic tick-tock tick-tock, with equal time lapsing between the two.

Skinny clock case beat setting

When the clock is not an auto beat or the clock case has a narrow width, beat setting is done in a different way. Adjustment of the beat is done by pushing the top of the pendulum left or right as it hangs in its clock case. Hold a lower portion of the pendulum with the left hand and push the top of the pendulum left or right with the right hand. The freedom in the pendulum to move left or right has some resistance at the sides of the travel. The beat of the clock is changed when the pendulum goes beyond this resistance. Don’t be afraid to move this pendulum top left or right as there is nothing to break.

Notes

The beat is the rhythmic pulsations of the escape wheel clicking over one tooth at a time. This results in the sound tick / tock as each tooth "escapes" from the rocking anchor that blocks it. The anchor rocks back and forth from the pendulum motion and is only on its arbor by friction fit. In other words it will rotate independently of the arbor it is riding on. The tick or tock sends a jumping pulse action to what is known as a crutch and that wacks the pendulum slightly each swing. The pendulums momentum back and forth with being wacked by the crutch that comes down a little, keeps it going and going. Provided its even left and right or in other words the tick and tock are even.

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Hermle Lyre Pendulum

Identification

Hermle clock movement identification

How to order

You will need CM number off of the Hermle clock movement itself. Not off the paper work, not off the wood case. It will say a number such as 94CM or 114CM, some number followed by CM (centimeters).

Measuring note = The Germans measure there pendulum length from the TOP of the movement and all the way down to the very bottom of the pendulum rating nut threads. This could make things confusing for the customer and also this measurements varys drastically depending on the bob diameter. So the length can be tricky but lucky for you, you do not need to know all this. If your clock says something like 94cm, just choose 94cm from the list with your desired bob diameter, and we will take care of the length. The reason why this is explained here, is sometimes a customer gets the pendulum and measures it, and says "hey this pendulum does not measure 94CM and therefore it is wrong" but this is not the situation. A pendulum FOR a Hermle 94cm movement, does not mean you will get a 94cm long pendulum, it will be shorter.

Bob note = If you do not have a pendulum your replacing and its lost, we need to also figure out what bob diameter will swing around inside the case without hitting the sides. Usually people want the largest bob diameter they can get without it hitting the sides of the case. So how we figure this out is to measure how wide the inside of the clock is where the pendulum will swing. You now have some measurement like 14.5 inches or something, we deduct 4 inches from this number = 6 1/2 inches is the widest bob diameter you would want to get. You can get whatever is smaller, but dont go larger. For example you do not want a 8 1/2 inch bob because it will hit the sides, but you can use a 5 1/2 inch or 6 1/2 inch bob just fine.

Here are the steps to order the pendulum =

  • 1. Know your movement is made by Hermle by seeing above movement number examples.
  • 2. Get the CM numbers off of the back plate of the movement itself.
  • 3. Determine the bob diameter needed by measuring how wide the inside of the case is and then subtracting 4 inches.
  • 4. Decide if you want a Metal fancy Lyre style pendulum, or a Wood stick pendulum, or a brass rod pendulum if the option is there. They all come with a brass round bob at the bottom in the diameter you choose, but what it hangs on can be any of those mentioned (lyre, stick, brass rod.)
  • 5. Order it
  • When you get your pendulum you will need to put your clock in beat for it to run. This is very easy.

    Please note, the picture is of a Hermle Lyre pendulum for a 114cm movement with twisted rods. If the pendulum is for a 94cm or shorter movement CM it will have straight rods instead.

Beat Setting Mechanical Clock Movements

Beat Setting Mechanical Clock Movements means the tick and the tock sound of the clock is evenly spaced. Every pendulum clock that is mechanical needs to be put in beat to run. This is so simple but it's amazing how many clocks in the world have not run for 10 years or more just because this is not known. Often clocks in tag sales, auctions, homes, etc. only needed to be put in beat to run but was left unused for years. The setting of the beat is easy and takes less than a couple minutes to do.

Every mechanical pendulum unit needs it

Every mechanical clock that has a pendulum needs to be in beat to function. Part of owning a clock is to know how to do this. If you do not know how to do this whenever you move the clock from here to there it will stop after 5 - 10 minutes. Putting the clock in beat is very easy.

Putting a post WW2 German clock in beat

Modern German clocks are put into beat by over swinging the pendulum all the way to one side and letting go. This is called auto beat and is on most post WW2 German clock movements. If the clock does not have this feature it will not hurt the clock by trying this method. Listen to the tick tock and check if they are now evenly spaced. If it is stick going ticktock ticktock, or even tocktick tocktick it is not in beat. The clock will eventually stop in 5 minutes to an hour. Repeat the above process of pulling the pendulum all the way to one side and letting it go if it was not right the first time. The clock should have a nice steady rhythmic tick-tock tick-tock, with equal time lapsing between the two.

Skinny clock case beat setting

When the clock is not an auto beat or the clock case has a narrow width, beat setting is done in a different way. Adjustment of the beat is done by pushing the top of the pendulum left or right as it hangs in its clock case. Hold a lower portion of the pendulum with the left hand and push the top of the pendulum left or right with the right hand. The freedom in the pendulum to move left or right has some resistance at the sides of the travel. The beat of the clock is changed when the pendulum goes beyond this resistance. Don’t be afraid to move this pendulum top left or right as there is nothing to break.

Notes

The beat is the rhythmic pulsations of the escape wheel clicking over one tooth at a time. This results in the sound tick / tock as each tooth "escapes" from the rocking anchor that blocks it. The anchor rocks back and forth from the pendulum motion and is only on its arbor by friction fit. In other words it will rotate independently of the arbor it is riding on. The tick or tock sends a jumping pulse action to what is known as a crutch and that wacks the pendulum slightly each swing. The pendulums momentum back and forth with being wacked by the crutch that comes down a little, keeps it going and going. Provided its even left and right or in other words the tick and tock are even.

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Kieninger Lyre Clock Pendulum

Identification

Kieninger clock movement identification

The first step to replace the movement or any components is to first do the identification process on the Kieninger clock movement. To get the new clock movement price and what it includes, we start with the numbers. The numbers are also required to get components of the clock also. Components include pendulums, dials, hands, keys, cranks, chime blocks, mounting screws, weights, pulleys or chains.

Decoding Kieninger clock movements

For example lets say the movement numbers are 81 K 116cm.

  • 1981 =The first numbers 81 is the year made if it is an on older unit. On the new units this number is not the year but only an internal engineering code.
  • K = The K is the movements series. This is the basic raw movement plate size and internal gear configuration.
  • 116CM = The pendulum length in centimeters measured from the top of the movement all the down. Based on the smallest 4 1/2 inch bob diameter.

Kieninger Clock Movement Identification

Dating the Kieninger movement

Above is stated 81 was the date, however this has changed in the later years. After a certain date that first number is no longer the date produced. So it may or may not be the date, but you can just ignore that first number when replacing the unit. There is no longer a solid way to date the Kieninger clock movement unless it is stamped on the plate.

We can help

The new movement will fit into the clock case just as the old one did. Keep using the same components such as the dial, pendulum, chime block and weights. If it is a weight driven clock it will come with the chains or cables with pulleys. If this decoding process is confusing, just email the numbers or a picture to [email protected] Kieninger clock movement questions and ordering can be done by phone also 800-381-7458.

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How to order

You will need CM number off of the Kieninger clock movement itself. Not off the paper work, not off the wood case. It will say a number such as 93CM or 116CM, some number followed by CM (centimeters).

Measuring note = The Germans measure there pendulum length from the TOP of the movement and all the way down to the very bottom of the pendulum rating nut threads. This could make things confusing for the customer and also this measurements varys drastically depending on the bob diameter. So the length can be tricky but lucky for you, you do not need to know all this. If your clock says something like 93cm, just choose 93cm from the list with your desired bob diameter, and we will take care of the length. The reason why this is explained here, is sometimes a customer gets the pendulum and measures it, and says "hey this pendulum does not measure 93CM and therefore it is wrong" but this is not the situation. A pendulum FOR a Keininger 93cm movement, does not mean you will get a 93cm long pendulum, it will be shorter.

Bob note = If you do not have a pendulum your replacing and its lost, we need to also figure out what bob diameter will swing around inside the case without hitting the sides. Usually people want the largest bob diameter they can get without it hitting the sides of the case. So how we figure this out is to measure how wide the inside of the clock is where the pendulum will swing. You now have some measurement like 14.5 inches or something, we deduct 4 inches from this number = 6 1/2 inches is the widest bob diameter you would want to get. You can get whatever is smaller, but dont go larger. For example you do not want a 8 1/2 inch bob because it will hit the sides, but you can use a 5 1/2 inch or 6 1/2 inch bob just fine.

Here are the steps to order the pendulum =

  • 1. Know your movement is made by Keininger by seeing above movement number examples.
  • 2. Get the CM numbers off of the back plate of the movement itself.
  • 3. Determine the bob diameter needed by measuring how wide the inside of the case is and then subtracting 4 inches.
  • 4. Decide if you want a Metal fancy Lyre style pendulum, or a Wood stick pendulum, or a brass rod pendulum if the option is there. They all come with a brass round bob at the bottom in the diameter you choose, but what it hangs on can be any of those mentioned (lyre, stick, brass rod.)
  • 5. Order it
  • When you get your pendulum you will need to put your clock in beat for it to run. This is very easy.

    Please note, the picture is of a Kieninger Lyre pendulum for a 116cm movement with twisted rods. If the pendulum is for a 93cm or shorter movement CM it will have straight rods instead.

Beat Setting Mechanical Clock Movements

Beat Setting Mechanical Clock Movements means the tick and the tock sound of the clock is evenly spaced. Every pendulum clock that is mechanical needs to be put in beat to run. This is so simple but it's amazing how many clocks in the world have not run for 10 years or more just because this is not known. Often clocks in tag sales, auctions, homes, etc. only needed to be put in beat to run but was left unused for years. The setting of the beat is easy and takes less than a couple minutes to do.

Every mechanical pendulum unit needs it

Every mechanical clock that has a pendulum needs to be in beat to function. Part of owning a clock is to know how to do this. If you do not know how to do this whenever you move the clock from here to there it will stop after 5 - 10 minutes. Putting the clock in beat is very easy.

Putting a post WW2 German clock in beat

Modern German clocks are put into beat by over swinging the pendulum all the way to one side and letting go. This is called auto beat and is on most post WW2 German clock movements. If the clock does not have this feature it will not hurt the clock by trying this method. Listen to the tick tock and check if they are now evenly spaced. If it is stick going ticktock ticktock, or even tocktick tocktick it is not in beat. The clock will eventually stop in 5 minutes to an hour. Repeat the above process of pulling the pendulum all the way to one side and letting it go if it was not right the first time. The clock should have a nice steady rhythmic tick-tock tick-tock, with equal time lapsing between the two.

Skinny clock case beat setting

When the clock is not an auto beat or the clock case has a narrow width, beat setting is done in a different way. Adjustment of the beat is done by pushing the top of the pendulum left or right as it hangs in its clock case. Hold a lower portion of the pendulum with the left hand and push the top of the pendulum left or right with the right hand. The freedom in the pendulum to move left or right has some resistance at the sides of the travel. The beat of the clock is changed when the pendulum goes beyond this resistance. Don’t be afraid to move this pendulum top left or right as there is nothing to break.

Notes

The beat is the rhythmic pulsations of the escape wheel clicking over one tooth at a time. This results in the sound tick / tock as each tooth "escapes" from the rocking anchor that blocks it. The anchor rocks back and forth from the pendulum motion and is only on its arbor by friction fit. In other words it will rotate independently of the arbor it is riding on. The tick or tock sends a jumping pulse action to what is known as a crutch and that wacks the pendulum slightly each swing. The pendulums momentum back and forth with being wacked by the crutch that comes down a little, keeps it going and going. Provided its even left and right or in other words the tick and tock are even.

- - The content of this web page and web site was written and copyright by James Stoudenmire of Clockworks.com - It may not be used commercially without permission. - -

Urgos UW Lyre Style Clock Pendulum

Urgos Lyre pendulums are obsolete and no longer available new. We have for sale here a modified Hermle Lyre pendulum that will fit and function on a Urgos movement instead. We adjust the length and swap the top of the pendulum to fit your Urgos clock movement.

Identification

Urgos clock movement identification

How to order

This movement series can be tricky to determine how long the pendulum is supposed to be. This is because they did not often stamp the CM number on the back plate of the movement. Instead we need to look it up by the number. Such as if it says UW32319 the chart will tell us that is an 80cm movement. This does not mean the pendulum itself will come 80cm as noted below. If the movement has an old number, it must first be converted to the new number, and that new number will give us the CM length. Wow, huh? If this is too much just email the numbers and we will tell you what pendulum you will need. To go at it on your own, here is the chart to figure out the CM length at this link and then come back here to continue ordering the pendulum.

Measuring note = The Germans measure there pendulum length from the TOP of the movement and all the way down to the very bottom of the pendulum rating nut threads. This could make things confusing for the customer and also this measurements varys drastically depending on the bob diameter. So the length can be tricky but lucky for you, you do not need to know all this. If your clock says something like 93cm, just choose 93cm from the list with your desired bob diameter, and we will take care of the length. The reason why this is explained here, is sometimes a customer gets the pendulum and measures it, and says "hey this pendulum does not measure 93cm and therefore it is wrong" but this is not the situation. A pendulum FOR a Urgos 93cm movement, does not mean you will get a 93cm long pendulum, it will be shorter.

Bob note = If you do not have a pendulum your replacing and its lost, we need to also figure out what bob diameter will swing around inside the case without hitting the sides. Usually people want the largest bob diameter they can get without it hitting the sides of the case. So how we figure this out is to measure how wide the inside of the clock is where the pendulum will swing. You now have some measurement like 14.5 inches or something, we deduct 4 inches from this number = 6 1/2 inches is the widest bob diameter you would want to get. You can get whatever is smaller, but dont go larger. For example you do not want a 8 1/2 inch bob because it will hit the sides, but you can use a 5 1/2 inch or 6 1/2 inch bob just fine.

Here are the steps to order the pendulum =

  • 1. Know your movement is made by Urgos by seeing above movement number examples.
  • 2. Get the CM numbers off of the back plate of the movement itself.
  • 3. Determine the bob diameter needed by measuring how wide the inside of the case is and then subtracting 4 inches.
  • 4. Decide if you want a Metal fancy Lyre style pendulum, or a Wood stick pendulum, or a brass rod pendulum if the option is there. They all come with a brass round bob at the bottom in the diameter you choose, but what it hangs on can be any of those mentioned (lyre, stick, brass rod.)
  • 5. Order it
  • When you get your pendulum you will need to put your clock in beat for it to run. This is very easy.

    Please note, the picture is of a Urgos Lyre pendulum for a 116cm movement with twisted rods. If the pendulum is for a 93cm or shorter movement CM it will have straight rods instead.

Beat Setting Mechanical Clock Movements

Beat Setting Mechanical Clock Movements means the tick and the tock sound of the clock is evenly spaced. Every pendulum clock that is mechanical needs to be put in beat to run. This is so simple but it's amazing how many clocks in the world have not run for 10 years or more just because this is not known. Often clocks in tag sales, auctions, homes, etc. only needed to be put in beat to run but was left unused for years. The setting of the beat is easy and takes less than a couple minutes to do.

Every mechanical pendulum unit needs it

Every mechanical clock that has a pendulum needs to be in beat to function. Part of owning a clock is to know how to do this. If you do not know how to do this whenever you move the clock from here to there it will stop after 5 - 10 minutes. Putting the clock in beat is very easy.

Putting a post WW2 German clock in beat

Modern German clocks are put into beat by over swinging the pendulum all the way to one side and letting go. This is called auto beat and is on most post WW2 German clock movements. If the clock does not have this feature it will not hurt the clock by trying this method. Listen to the tick tock and check if they are now evenly spaced. If it is stick going ticktock ticktock, or even tocktick tocktick it is not in beat. The clock will eventually stop in 5 minutes to an hour. Repeat the above process of pulling the pendulum all the way to one side and letting it go if it was not right the first time. The clock should have a nice steady rhythmic tick-tock tick-tock, with equal time lapsing between the two.

Skinny clock case beat setting

When the clock is not an auto beat or the clock case has a narrow width, beat setting is done in a different way. Adjustment of the beat is done by pushing the top of the pendulum left or right as it hangs in its clock case. Hold a lower portion of the pendulum with the left hand and push the top of the pendulum left or right with the right hand. The freedom in the pendulum to move left or right has some resistance at the sides of the travel. The beat of the clock is changed when the pendulum goes beyond this resistance. Don’t be afraid to move this pendulum top left or right as there is nothing to break.

Notes

The beat is the rhythmic pulsations of the escape wheel clicking over one tooth at a time. This results in the sound tick / tock as each tooth "escapes" from the rocking anchor that blocks it. The anchor rocks back and forth from the pendulum motion and is only on its arbor by friction fit. In other words it will rotate independently of the arbor it is riding on. The tick or tock sends a jumping pulse action to what is known as a crutch and that wacks the pendulum slightly each swing. The pendulums momentum back and forth with being wacked by the crutch that comes down a little, keeps it going and going. Provided its even left and right or in other words the tick and tock are even.

- - The content of this web page and web site was written and copyright by James Stoudenmire of Clockworks.com - It may not be used commercially without permission. - -

Urgos Wood Stick Clock Pendulum

The wood stick will come unstained. This is so the stick can be stained the proper color to match the clock case. The wood stick pendulum consists of the stick with the hardware and also the bob in the diameter chosen. The good thing about wood stick pendulums is they can be shortened if needed.

Urgos Lyre pendulums are obsolete and no longer available new. We have for sale here a modified Hermle Lyre pendulum that will fit and function on a Urgos movement instead. We adjust the length and swap the top of the pendulum to fit your Urgos clock movement.

Identification

Urgos clock movement identification

How to order

This movement series can be tricky to determine how long the pendulum is supposed to be. This is because they did not often stamp the CM number on the back plate of the movement. Instead we need to look it up by the number. Such as if it says UW32319 the chart will tell us that is an 80cm movement. This does not mean the pendulum itself will come 80cm as noted below. If the movement has an old number, it must first be converted to the new number, and that new number will give us the CM length. Wow, huh? If this is too much just email the numbers and we will tell you what pendulum you will need. To go at it on your own, here is the chart to figure out the CM length at this link and then come back here to continue ordering the pendulum.

Measuring note = The Germans measure there pendulum length from the TOP of the movement and all the way down to the very bottom of the pendulum rating nut threads. This could make things confusing for the customer and also this measurements varys drastically depending on the bob diameter. So the length can be tricky but lucky for you, you do not need to know all this. If your clock says something like 93cm, just choose 93cm from the list with your desired bob diameter, and we will take care of the length. The reason why this is explained here, is sometimes a customer gets the pendulum and measures it, and says "hey this pendulum does not measure 93cm and therefore it is wrong" but this is not the situation. A pendulum FOR a Urgos 93cm movement, does not mean you will get a 93cm long pendulum, it will be shorter.

Bob note = If you do not have a pendulum your replacing and its lost, we need to also figure out what bob diameter will swing around inside the case without hitting the sides. Usually people want the largest bob diameter they can get without it hitting the sides of the case. So how we figure this out is to measure how wide the inside of the clock is where the pendulum will swing. You now have some measurement like 14.5 inches or something, we deduct 4 inches from this number = 6 1/2 inches is the widest bob diameter you would want to get. You can get whatever is smaller, but dont go larger. For example you do not want a 8 1/2 inch bob because it will hit the sides, but you can use a 5 1/2 inch or 6 1/2 inch bob just fine.

Here are the steps to order the pendulum =

  • 1. Know your movement is made by Urgos by seeing above movement number examples.
  • 2. Get the CM numbers off of the back plate of the movement itself.
  • 3. Determine the bob diameter needed by measuring how wide the inside of the case is and then subtracting 4 inches.
  • 4. Decide if you want a Metal fancy Lyre style pendulum, or a Wood stick pendulum, or a brass rod pendulum if the option is there. They all come with a brass round bob at the bottom in the diameter you choose, but what it hangs on can be any of those mentioned (lyre, stick, brass rod.)
  • 5. Order it
  • When you get your pendulum you will need to put your clock in beat for it to run. This is very easy.

    Please note, the picture is of a Urgos Lyre pendulum for a 116cm movement with twisted rods. If the pendulum is for a 93cm or shorter movement CM it will have straight rods instead.

Beat Setting Mechanical Clock Movements

Beat Setting Mechanical Clock Movements means the tick and the tock sound of the clock is evenly spaced. Every pendulum clock that is mechanical needs to be put in beat to run. This is so simple but it's amazing how many clocks in the world have not run for 10 years or more just because this is not known. Often clocks in tag sales, auctions, homes, etc. only needed to be put in beat to run but was left unused for years. The setting of the beat is easy and takes less than a couple minutes to do.

Every mechanical pendulum unit needs it

Every mechanical clock that has a pendulum needs to be in beat to function. Part of owning a clock is to know how to do this. If you do not know how to do this whenever you move the clock from here to there it will stop after 5 - 10 minutes. Putting the clock in beat is very easy.

Putting a post WW2 German clock in beat

Modern German clocks are put into beat by over swinging the pendulum all the way to one side and letting go. This is called auto beat and is on most post WW2 German clock movements. If the clock does not have this feature it will not hurt the clock by trying this method. Listen to the tick tock and check if they are now evenly spaced. If it is stick going ticktock ticktock, or even tocktick tocktick it is not in beat. The clock will eventually stop in 5 minutes to an hour. Repeat the above process of pulling the pendulum all the way to one side and letting it go if it was not right the first time. The clock should have a nice steady rhythmic tick-tock tick-tock, with equal time lapsing between the two.

Skinny clock case beat setting

When the clock is not an auto beat or the clock case has a narrow width, beat setting is done in a different way. Adjustment of the beat is done by pushing the top of the pendulum left or right as it hangs in its clock case. Hold a lower portion of the pendulum with the left hand and push the top of the pendulum left or right with the right hand. The freedom in the pendulum to move left or right has some resistance at the sides of the travel. The beat of the clock is changed when the pendulum goes beyond this resistance. Don’t be afraid to move this pendulum top left or right as there is nothing to break.

Notes

The beat is the rhythmic pulsations of the escape wheel clicking over one tooth at a time. This results in the sound tick / tock as each tooth "escapes" from the rocking anchor that blocks it. The anchor rocks back and forth from the pendulum motion and is only on its arbor by friction fit. In other words it will rotate independently of the arbor it is riding on. The tick or tock sends a jumping pulse action to what is known as a crutch and that wacks the pendulum slightly each swing. The pendulums momentum back and forth with being wacked by the crutch that comes down a little, keeps it going and going. Provided its even left and right or in other words the tick and tock are even.

- - The content of this web page and web site was written and copyright by James Stoudenmire of Clockworks.com - It may not be used commercially without permission. - -

Kieninger Wood Stick Clock Pendulum

Identification

Kieninger clock movement identification

The first step to replace the movement or any components is to first do the identification process on the Kieninger clock movement. To get the new clock movement price and what it includes, we start with the numbers. The numbers are also required to get components of the clock also. Components include pendulums, dials, hands, keys, cranks, chime blocks, mounting screws, weights, pulleys or chains.

Decoding Kieninger clock movements

For example lets say the movement numbers are 81 K 116cm.

  • 1981 =The first numbers 81 is the year made if it is an on older unit. On the new units this number is not the year but only an internal engineering code.
  • K = The K is the movements series. This is the basic raw movement plate size and internal gear configuration.
  • 116CM = The pendulum length in centimeters measured from the top of the movement all the down. Based on the smallest 4 1/2 inch bob diameter.

Kieninger Clock Movement Identification

Dating the Kieninger movement

Above is stated 81 was the date, however this has changed in the later years. After a certain date that first number is no longer the date produced. So it may or may not be the date, but you can just ignore that first number when replacing the unit. There is no longer a solid way to date the Kieninger clock movement unless it is stamped on the plate.

We can help

The new movement will fit into the clock case just as the old one did. Keep using the same components such as the dial, pendulum, chime block and weights. If it is a weight driven clock it will come with the chains or cables with pulleys. If this decoding process is confusing, just email the numbers or a picture to [email protected] Kieninger clock movement questions and ordering can be done by phone also 800-381-7458.

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How to order

You will need CM number off of the Kieninger clock movement itself. Not off the paper work, not off the wood case. It will say a number such as 93CM or 116CM, some number followed by CM (centimeters).

Measuring note = The Germans measure there pendulum length from the TOP of the movement and all the way down to the very bottom of the pendulum rating nut threads. This could make things confusing for the customer and also this measurements varys drastically depending on the bob diameter. So the length can be tricky but lucky for you, you do not need to know all this. If your clock says something like 93cm, just choose 93cm from the list with your desired bob diameter, and we will take care of the length. The reason why this is explained here, is sometimes a customer gets the pendulum and measures it, and says "hey this pendulum does not measure 93CM and therefore it is wrong" but this is not the situation. A pendulum FOR a Keininger 93cm movement, does not mean you will get a 93cm long pendulum, it will be shorter.

Bob note = If you do not have a pendulum your replacing and its lost, we need to also figure out what bob diameter will swing around inside the case without hitting the sides. Usually people want the largest bob diameter they can get without it hitting the sides of the case. So how we figure this out is to measure how wide the inside of the clock is where the pendulum will swing. You now have some measurement like 14.5 inches or something, we deduct 4 inches from this number = 6 1/2 inches is the widest bob diameter you would want to get. You can get whatever is smaller, but dont go larger. For example you do not want a 8 1/2 inch bob because it will hit the sides, but you can use a 5 1/2 inch or 6 1/2 inch bob just fine.

Here are the steps to order the pendulum =

  • 1. Know your movement is made by Keininger by seeing above movement number examples.
  • 2. Get the CM numbers off of the back plate of the movement itself.
  • 3. Determine the bob diameter needed by measuring how wide the inside of the case is and then subtracting 4 inches.
  • 4. Decide if you want a Metal fancy Lyre style pendulum, or a Wood stick pendulum, or a brass rod pendulum if the option is there. They all come with a brass round bob at the bottom in the diameter you choose, but what it hangs on can be any of those mentioned (lyre, stick, brass rod.)
  • 5. Order it
  • When you get your pendulum you will need to put your clock in beat for it to run. This is very easy.

    This Kieninger wood stick clock pendulum will come unstained so it can be stained the proper color to match the clock case. The wood stick pendulum consists of the stick with the hardware and also the bob in the diameter chosen. The good thing about wood stick pendulums is they can be shortened if needed.

Beat Setting Mechanical Clock Movements

Beat Setting Mechanical Clock Movements means the tick and the tock sound of the clock is evenly spaced. Every pendulum clock that is mechanical needs to be put in beat to run. This is so simple but it's amazing how many clocks in the world have not run for 10 years or more just because this is not known. Often clocks in tag sales, auctions, homes, etc. only needed to be put in beat to run but was left unused for years. The setting of the beat is easy and takes less than a couple minutes to do.

Every mechanical pendulum unit needs it

Every mechanical clock that has a pendulum needs to be in beat to function. Part of owning a clock is to know how to do this. If you do not know how to do this whenever you move the clock from here to there it will stop after 5 - 10 minutes. Putting the clock in beat is very easy.

Putting a post WW2 German clock in beat

Modern German clocks are put into beat by over swinging the pendulum all the way to one side and letting go. This is called auto beat and is on most post WW2 German clock movements. If the clock does not have this feature it will not hurt the clock by trying this method. Listen to the tick tock and check if they are now evenly spaced. If it is stick going ticktock ticktock, or even tocktick tocktick it is not in beat. The clock will eventually stop in 5 minutes to an hour. Repeat the above process of pulling the pendulum all the way to one side and letting it go if it was not right the first time. The clock should have a nice steady rhythmic tick-tock tick-tock, with equal time lapsing between the two.

Skinny clock case beat setting

When the clock is not an auto beat or the clock case has a narrow width, beat setting is done in a different way. Adjustment of the beat is done by pushing the top of the pendulum left or right as it hangs in its clock case. Hold a lower portion of the pendulum with the left hand and push the top of the pendulum left or right with the right hand. The freedom in the pendulum to move left or right has some resistance at the sides of the travel. The beat of the clock is changed when the pendulum goes beyond this resistance. Don’t be afraid to move this pendulum top left or right as there is nothing to break.

Notes

The beat is the rhythmic pulsations of the escape wheel clicking over one tooth at a time. This results in the sound tick / tock as each tooth "escapes" from the rocking anchor that blocks it. The anchor rocks back and forth from the pendulum motion and is only on its arbor by friction fit. In other words it will rotate independently of the arbor it is riding on. The tick or tock sends a jumping pulse action to what is known as a crutch and that wacks the pendulum slightly each swing. The pendulums momentum back and forth with being wacked by the crutch that comes down a little, keeps it going and going. Provided its even left and right or in other words the tick and tock are even.

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11 x 15.5 Clock Moon Dial for 451-053 Hermle

11 x 15 1/2 phase of the moon dial with Arabic gold time track and raised spandrels. The four dial feet on the back of the Moon Dial mount into the movement itself. Has the silent / chime option at 3 O'clock. This dial fits the 451-053 movement.

Moon Dial for 1161-853 Grandfather Clock

Grandfather clock sized 11 x 15 1/2 phase of the Moon Dial with Arabic silver time track. The four dial feet on the back of the dial mount into the movement itself. Has the silent and triple chime options at 3 O'clock. This moon dial fits the 1161-853 Hermle movement.

Clock Moon Dial for the 1151-053 Smaller Sized

This 9 7/8 x 13 inch phase of the moon dial is made for the 1151-053 movement series. There are 4 stand off feet on the back of this dial that attach to the clock movement itself. This low arch moon dial is a uncommon size and hard to offer sometimes for this movement.

Grandfather Clock Moon Dial 11 x 15.5

11 x 15 1/2 phase of the moon dial with Arabic gold time track. The four dial feet on the back of the dial mount into the movement itself. Has the silent / chime option at 3 O'clock. This dial fits a variety of clock movements.

Jauch Wood Stick Clock Pendulum

The wood stick will come unstained. This is so the stick can be stained the proper color to match the clock case. The wood stick pendulum consists of the stick with the hardware and also the bob in the diameter chosen. The good thing about wood stick pendulums is they can be shortened if needed.

Twisted Rod Lyre Pendulum

Twisted rod Lyre style grandfather clock pendulum for large Hermle 114cm floor clocks. This is a mechanical clock pendulum than can be used for a quartz conversion also. The pendulum is 44 inches long and the pendulum bob is 10 5/8 wide.

Straight Rod Lyre Pendulum

This 34 inch long lyre pendulum has rods and has a 6 5/8 wide pendulum bob. This is usually sold for Hermle floor clock movements, but works well also with the quartz conversion kit.

Quartz Conversion Grandfather Clock Moon Dial

A genuine mechanical clock phase of the moon dial, that we modify to accommodate the QU40 quartz movement to fit up to it. This dial must be attached to the wood case by means of drilling four screw holes in the corner and screw it into the wood. The moon disk is for decoration and will not turn.

Clock Moon Dial for 1161-850 or 1161-853

This 11 x 15 1/2 inch phase of the moon dial has Arabic numerals. This dial has the holes for the crank key to fit the 1161 Hermle Grandfather clock movement series. The difference between this one for the 1161-850 and a dial for a 1161-853 is the stand off feet are shorter on the 850, as the 1161-850 has the shorter hand shaft and therefore need these shorter feet. At 3 o'clock are the chime selections for the three songs as well as the silent option.