Types of Clock Pendulums

August 31, 2019 12:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Types of Clock Pendulums

After knowing who made the clock, it is time to decide what pendulum style is best. Clock pendulums can be divided into three basic categories. Very short mantle clock pendulums will use a mantle bob and these are not discussed in this section. If you have a short mantle clock please search for a mantle bob instead. What is covered here are the types of clock pendulums available for shelf, wall and floor clocks.

  • The brass rod style pendulum for small shelf or wall clocks.
  • Metal Lyre style pendulums for floor clocks.
  • Wood stick pendulums that are used on everything.

Metal Lyre

Types of Clock Pendulums

A metal Lyre style pendulum are used for floor clocks, in other words for grandfather and sometimes grandmother clocks. We offer these for German post WW2 units such as Urgos, Kieninger, Jauch and Hermle units. These are the only post WW2 German units made, despite the fact it may something other than these names, as the movements were made for various other companies who was able to get there name on the movements instead of who really made them. The Lyre types of clock pendulums are for more of a modern look, if your looking for an antique look instead, please consider the wood stick style as an alternative.

Wood Stick

Wood stick style 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.

Brass Rod

Types of Clock Pendulums

The brass rod types of clock pendulums are usually used on shelf clocks or wall clocks. Sometimes they are used in grand daughter or grand mother clocks, but this is typically not the situation. These cost more for two reasons, there made of brass and also they are custom cut to size by us here at Clockworks. We will cut it to the exact length you need for your specific clock movement upon your ordering.

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