Antique Clock Suspension Spring

$24.00

Antique Clock Suspension Spring

Most round antique clock movements use this spring. These clocks were popular prior to 1950 and goes way back from there.

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SUS-C: $24.00

Antique Clock Suspension Spring

Most round antique clock movements use this spring. These clocks were popular prior to 1950 and goes way back from there. It is known as a suspension because it suspends the pendulum in the air.

The second part of the name is spring because it flexes back and forth. It would be a good idea to order a spare spring . One can be put on the bottom of the weight section of the clock for next time the spring breaks. That way you will have a spare and will not be without the use of your clock.

Clock Pendulum Suspension-Spring Information

The following is a discussion on clock pendulum suspension-spring information. Naturally, suspension springs do not have to be exact in length. If the clock runs slow, simply raise the pendulum bob with the rating nut at the bottom.

Likewise, if the clock is running fast then turn the rating nut to lower the pendulum bob.

Most common springs

By and large, suspension spring A is the most common style suspension spring. Of course, it is most likely the one by default.

If the old suspension spring looks similar to this one then it is right. As a general rule of thumb, small mantle clocks take suspension A1, wall clocks and small grandmother units will take suspension A2.

The A3 size is for grandfather clock units with a larger pendulum bob diameter.

This size can also be seen on Grandmother clocks with larger bob diameters. Use the larger A3 with large bob diameters so the bob will not wobble front to back.

If using a pendulum with a bob of 8 1/2 inch diameter or larger please order Suspension A3 for this reason.

Not as common

Urgos uses the single hook style as seen in picture suspension B. However suspension A was the very most common to use.

Very old antique round movements mainly use Suspension C and Suspension D. These are mainly French clocks and US made units made prior to 1945.

The content of this website is copyright by Clockworks and written by James Stoudenmire in year 2020

Additional information

Weight 0.1 lbs
Type

C1 = French 15/16 x 3/16, C2 = French 1 1/8 x 3/16, C3 = French 1 1/4 x 7/32

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alerrato
alerrato
11 months ago

Hello, I have a New England Regulator Clock, Torrington, CT # NE 266. The movement is marked: Franz Hermle – 79. I need the correct Suspension Spring and the top hook. Please advise so I can order. Thank you. Al E.