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Polished Clock Weight Shell

Polished clock weight shell to replace a damaged or discolored one. Does not include the lead filler. It is just the new outer shell, middle rod, the two caps, top hook and bottom nut.

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Mechanical Grandfather Clock Weights in a variety of options. Get any part of the weight or the weight complete for your clock, using the weight chart Full article »

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Grandfather Clock Weights Description

The Grandfather Clock Weights Description on this web page will cover what is meant by weights and their parts. Any part of the weight is available on its own. We also offer complete weights. If needing a complete clock weight, we need to determine what the appropriate weight is for the clock.

This requires getting the information off of the back plate of the brass movement itself. This information will not be on any of the paperwork or clock case. Once the movement number is known, cross reference that with the weight chart.

The diameter of the bob in another piece of information that needs to be known. The bob is the round disk at the bottom of the pendulum.

The weight chart

Before using the chart, you need to know who made the clock movement. This can be deceiving because the movement can have any name on it, but it may not be the true maker.

For example, a Hermle unit may have the name Sligh, Ridgeway, Howard Miller and so on.

The numbers on the movement is what will lead to getting the correct manufacturer of the movement not the names on the movement. The stamp with these numbers are right on the back plate. Use the movement identification page to find out who made it.

Once the manufacturer is known and the starting numbers of the movement, use the chart to see the weight specifications for the Grandfather clock weights.

Avoiding the weight chart

There is also another way to go about this task, which may be easier. If the movement was made in Germany, post WW2, we can safely make the following assumptions.

If the movement is square and chain driven, it will require [email protected] lbs and [email protected] lbs. These are available in either 47mm or 43mm diameters.

If the pendulum bob is 8 1/2 inches or more, change that rule to [email protected] lbs and [email protected] in 47mm or 43mm. A movement that is rectangle in either chain or cable will use [email protected] and [email protected] LBS in 60mm diameter.

This changes to [email protected] and [email protected] in 60mm diameter if the pendulum bob is 8 1/2 inches or wider. These specifications do not apply if the clock has 5 or 9 big tubes on the back. Also this rule is not for all Grandfather clock weights but the vast majority of the post WW2 German units.

Close enough is good enough

The weight specs list it as 4.7 or 6.6, however this is really being too picky. If getting it close to those numbers that is fine. In fact if ordering a 4.7 lb weight, it may come 5.3 or whatever, but that is just fine.

There has to be some sort of reference for the factory to label the Grandfather clock weights so it is what it is. Just know if it is a pound over that is fine. If it's a little under, that is fine also. They do not have to be exact.

Often wrong from the start

In fact, there is a lot of clocks in the world sold new with the wrong Clock Weights on them from the start.

Clockworks will do a repair and they will say the clock ran for 30 years straight and come to find out they had Grandfather clock weights that were a pound or two too heavy. If the weights are a little too heavy it is fine. A lighter weight may or may not be fine because it may not trigger the movement to work properly.

Grandfather Clock Weights Description - Conclusion

Grandfather clock Weights are not cheap mainly because they are so heavy to keep, ship, store, move from here to there.

Sure one weight set of three is less than 30 lbs but that adds up quickly in a stack of weight sets.

With that said, we don't want to ship these back and forth. It is best to get the right weights the first time. To return these is not an inexpensive or easy task. For example, suppose we charge $30 to ship these and for some reason they are wrong. Then it is $30 to get them back to us and another $30 to send out a new set.

In addition, UPS charges a fee to send a call tag for them to come back. That is $110 to UPS for no reason. So if there are questions, please ask.

The content of this website is copyright by Clockworks and written by James Stoudenmire in year 2022

Grandfather Clock Weights Stuck

The Grandfather clock weights can get stuck in the high position if over wound. Some larger clocks have over wind protection to prevent this.

The grandmother and grandfather chain drive units often do not have this feature. When winding the weights up make sure the top of the weight can be seen when done. Never go to the point where the top of the shiny weight cover can't be seen.

Chime weight stuck

The chime weight is on the right as you face the clock and has the heaviest weight. Using cloth gloves, or at least a cloth of some kind, pull down on the weight some.

This is the same as making the weight weigh more. At the same time, turn the minute hand past the quarter hour to see if it will engage the chime. When you advance the time and make it chime, the weight will slowly come down. This will hopefully be enough to activate and run the chime on its own.

Time weight stuck

The time weight is the center weight which can be light or heavy depending on bob size.

This is the hardest weight to deal with out of the three. Try pulling down some while swinging the pendulum.

See if it starts running on its own when letting go. If this does not work, take off the pendulum. All it will have is the pendulum leader hanging on the back of the movement.

This will make it tick tock faster than if the pendulum was on. The leader will tick tock faster as you pull down some on the weight. The weight will then come down enough to run the clock.

If all else fails, and it’s a chain driven clock, you would need to cut the chain in half, or break a link, to take the movement out of the clock. With the movement out of the clock you can fix it.

Strike weight stuck

The strike weight is on the left as you face the clock and has the lightest weight. Only after the chime weight is operating correctly can you work on the strike weight.

If the clock does not run through the chime sequence it will not get to where it strikes out the hours. With some cloth gloves on, or at least a cloth of some kind, pull down on the weight some.

Again, this is the same as making the weight weigh more. Doing this will make the clock strike. Advance the minute hand and let it chime each quarter until it plays the top of the hour song. Then pull a little on the weight when it is going to strike out the hours.

Keep advancing the time with the minute hand, as to make it chime and strike. Then slowly the weight will come down enough to be able to activate and run the strike on its own.

The content of this website is copyright by Clockworks and written by James Stoudenmire in year 2022
Hermle clock weight specifications If the pendulum bob is 8.5, or larger, the time weight should be the same as the chime weight instead. (Tubular Bell movements are an exception)
Urgos clock weight specifications If the pendulum bob is 8.5, or larger, the time weight should be the same as the chime weight instead. (Tubular Bell movements are an exception)
Kieninger clock weight specifications If the pendulum bob is 8.5, or larger, the time weight should be the same as the chime weight instead. (Tubular Bell movements are an exception)

Changing a Clock Cable

Changing a clock cable requires the movement to be out of the clock case. These instructions refer to post WW2 modern grandfather units of German origin, however all makes have a similar method. Swapping the cable is easy. There is a big hole and a little hole on the cable mount.

The cable end fits into the big hole, then slides over to seat into the little hole. When the lock is set, it seats in securely. It's the same basic theme on both ends of the cable, meaning, one slot being in the cable drum itself and the other on the movement.

The cable drum side of the cable

To remove, lift the cable up from the oblong hole on the drum and slide it over to the big side. The cables have ends made of brass on them. These get slid over from the small side of the slot on the cable drum to the larger slot. It will release so as to remove it from the clock movement.

The other end of the cable

The movement itself would normally have the plates set for the cable ends. The cables have round brass ends on them and these lock into a plate on the movement.

This plate will have a small hole leading to a big hole. To remove the cable it requires only lifting the end and moving over to the big hole and out.

The content of this website is copyright by Clockworks and written by James Stoudenmire in year 2022

Weight Shell

This weight shell replaces ones that have damage, scratches, dents or poor color. These do not come with the lead filler. Includes the new outer shell, middle rod, the two caps, top hook and bottom nut. There is no reason to replace the entire weight when all you need is a new outer shell. A much more convenient and affordable option than purshasing complete weights.

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Size

1 3/4 x 9 1/4 Inch (44 x 235mm), 1 7/8 x 10 11/16 Inch (47 x 272mm), 2 5/16 x 9 5/8 Inch (60 x 245mm)

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Gerald L Branham
Gerald L Branham
1 month ago

I am looking for new weight shells for a 84 Pearl Grandfather clock 1161-850A, 94cm/66. They are damaged and discolored, and I would like to replace them.

Tim Belcher
Tim Belcher
2 months ago

I am looking for one weight shell and weight for a Seth Thomas grandfather clock.
Info from plate on the back of the movement:
MOV’T. NO. A406-001
E899-501 ISS. 1
Stamped on plate:
UW3271
119268
The other two weights are diameter 1.5″ x 8″ long & weigh about 5.5 lbs each.
Can you also tell me if the two weights I have are correct for the clock?
I inherited it & don’t know anything about it.
Thanks

Bari Levitt
Bari Levitt
3 months ago

The numbers of the backplate of the clock movement are MSU06, 100 cm, 354 409

On the other side of the back plate, it says Kieninger, made in Germany, 998-866-0649

Bari Levitt
Bari Levitt
3 months ago

I have a model number 611–046. Serial number MF0071960044. I need the left weight. Might you guide me on the product I need to purchase?

malloryhill
malloryhill
3 months ago
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Hi, I have a Howard miller 610-344 and I need a new center weight shell with the hook and caps. I’m not sure which item to purchase between the two available.

malloryhill
malloryhill
3 months ago

The numbers I see are:
1161-853 AS 94cm over 66
Thank you!!!

Cathy
Cathy
4 months ago

Hello. I have a Howard Miller 610-710 grandfather clock. The left weight fell and the shell needs to be replaced. Can you please help me with what size shell to order?

The numbers in the back of the clock movement are below.

SKS02
116 cm
354 455

Thanks

karla
karla
5 months ago

need weights and pendulum for Jauch inc movement numbers on the back of the movement are 266247 77 474

Jana Hirn
Jana Hirn
7 months ago

Hello, I need to replace the 3 weights for a Sligh grandfather clock Model 0976-1-AN

Jana Hirn
Jana Hirn
7 months ago

The numbers next to “movement” are 500-0029. I see other number as well, but think this is what you are referencing? Thank you!

Last edited 7 months ago by Jana Hirn
Jana Hirn
Jana Hirn
7 months ago

Do you have these weights?

Jana Hirn
Jana Hirn
7 months ago

Thank you, but how do I know which weights to order? I need the three weights replaced, but have no idea what the ‘weight’ of the weights are. Thank you!

Jana Hirn
Jana Hirn
7 months ago

It’s posted above in this thread 🙂 The numbers next to “movement” are 500-0029

Jana Hirn
Jana Hirn
7 months ago

I can’t read the all of the labels:

Model: 0976-1-AN
Reg(? not sure if that is right): 497-0085-03
Movement: 500-0029
Dial (?): 538-0086
Pendulum: 560-0014

Danita Dillard
Danita Dillard
8 months ago

Looking for a middle weight for Howard Miller Grandfather Clock, Model: 610-440. Please advise and thank you.

Lester Thornsberry
Lester Thornsberry
8 months ago

Recently bought a Herschede 1200 clock that is missing the weights. Looks to need two, 6.5lb, and one 4.5lb. Is that enough info to get a quote for their replacements? Don’t need chains, they came with the clock. Thanks

N DEVA RAJ
N DEVA RAJ
10 months ago

1.WHAT IS THE ACTUAL WEIGHT FOR URGOS 32700 CABLE DRIVEN MOVEMENT. 2. WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF THE PENDULAM IF PENDULAM BOB SIZE IS 7.5 INCHES. 3. WHETHER TOTAL WEIGHT OF THE PENDUALAM IS CONCERNED FOR WORKING OF THE CLOCK.

Chase Dwyer
Chase Dwyer
1 year ago

I’m looking to replace the shells on my weights. All three measure out to 1 5/8 X 10 1/2 inches. Not exactly a common size, will a slightly bigger shell work ok?

Chase Dwyer
Chase Dwyer
1 year ago

Will a slightly larger shell work or should I just replace the weights all together?

Michele
Michele
1 year ago

The shell I ordered doesn’t fit, it is too small. How can I return the shell? Thank you!

Kris K
Kris K
1 year ago

I dropped the middle weight and the shell is bent and the weight came out of it. I have the stem and the shell but the bottom screw is missing. The model # is 610-363 Howard Miller.
which shell, stem and bottom nut should I order?

bvr
bvr
1 year ago

I need one weight for model # 610-277 howard miller. the weight shell # is 390533F. is this avail?

Larry
Larry
1 year ago

I’m rebuilding a floor clock with works stamped as PL 85 cm. I’m assuming this is a Jauch movement but I’m not sure what weight sizes it needs. It has one chain that is 48” in length. Can you help me?

Melody McClure
1 year ago

Do you carry individual rods without purchasing the outer shell & weights? One of the rods to my grandfather clock got bent (size: 10-11/16″ long). I will also need the top hook screw & the bottom screw.

Jane Marzullo
Jane Marzullo
9 months ago

I have basically the same problem as Melody McClure. I need a 10 5/8 rod with the bottom nut. The shell without the end caps is 10.5 inches in length and 1.75 ID. Would your suggestion be to order a new shell with the caps, rod, hook and nut size: : 1 7/8 x 10 11/16 Inch (47 x 272mm)?

Thanks!!

Jane Marzullo
Jane Marzullo
9 months ago

Thank you so much for the information. I will place an order accordingly!!!

Jennifer Moore
Jennifer Moore
1 year ago

I appreciate being able to ask for help. I have a Howard Miller Grandfather Clock. The model # is 610-983/serial # MF0034890507.
The weights were lost in a move. I thought I was ordering replacement weights but they are weight shells. How do I know what weight they are to be and how do I fill them to the correct weight? Where do I get the filler?
Thank you for your help!

Chris G
Chris G
1 year ago

Hello, I have a Howard Miller clock. The model number is 610-572. One of the weight shells fell and got messed up. I want to order a new shell but I do not know what size shell to get. Can you help me out with this information so I can purchase a replacement shell?
Thanks!

Chris G
Chris G
1 year ago

Hi,

Thank you for responding. This is what I see on the back of the movement.

Howard Miller
Zeeland Michigan 49464
Made in Germany
4733630139

Chris

Chris G
Chris G
1 year ago

Hi,

I hope this is the correct info:

SKS 13
116 cm
354 499

I grabbed this information from what I think is the movement inside the clock.

Chris G
Chris G
1 year ago

Hi James,

Thank you for responding. I took a picture of the back of the movement. This is what I see:

Howard Miller Zeeland Michigan 49464
Made in Germany
4733630139

Thank you!

housestuff
housestuff
1 year ago

I have a Trend grandfather with a Hermele movement and would like to order new weight covers. I’ve tried to order and the size I need is not on your list. Mine are close to one at 1-7/8 X 10-1/4, what can I do about that or am I out of luck?

Mindette
Mindette
1 year ago
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Hello, I was wonder if you could help me in finding some weights for my Emperor Grandfather Clock. Model # 120 weight size 101M. I need 3.
The Emperor web site is Sold Out. I Won the Clock at an Auction, But it had No weights.🤔

Danny Dean
Danny Dean
1 year ago

I have a Herschede grandfather clock that’s missing the weights. Will one of them shells hold 20 pounds?

Pamela McCain
Pamela McCain
2 years ago

I have a Ridgeway Grandmother clock Model 9414 Dial 5M Movement HD Setupdate 02/97. The weights on the clock says L, R, C. I need a new center cylinder shell, for the “C” weight, The dimentions do not match your measurements, Can you assist?

Jana Hirn
Jana Hirn
7 months ago

I finally have it, I think.
206-853 SK

114cm
60

Jana Hirn
Jana Hirn
7 months ago

Thank you so very much!

Robbie LeMore
Robbie LeMore
2 years ago

I have a Diplomat model 1000-1m and need new shell casings (3). Size: 1.780″ by 10.500″.

debbie lane
debbie lane
2 years ago

do you shells that are not brass, mine is silver
I have a stickley mission style and dropped one of the weights and need to replace shell

dinhhang881992
dinhhang881992
2 years ago

Hello I have a 451-050H Hermle grand father clock movement For Ridgeway it says( 85 cm ) for the pendulum. the clock did not come with a pendulum what size bob sould i use ? and the weights say 70.777 don’t
quite understand what size weights i would use

Becky Mancini
Becky Mancini
2 years ago

The hook broke on my large weight Howard Miller clock. Can just the hook be replaced and how? I haven’t tried to unscrew if that’s what it does. How do I know the hook size?

MARILYN serrano
MARILYN serrano
2 years ago

Hello, are both weights supposed to be the same size and weight? How do I know this or find the size in the 1 weight that I have. I was given this clock and it had only one weight

JoAnna k Krok
JoAnna k Krok
2 years ago

what is meant by the bob diameter, in regard to the weights, ie: the larger the bob diameter, the more weight in the center, of the3 weights?
Thank you

Lois Harrington
Lois Harrington
2 years ago

Can the rod in the center ofthe weight be purchased separate?

Bob Drewry
Bob Drewry
2 years ago

Would you sell an individual nut which goes on the bottom of a Sligh grandfather clock weight?

Bob Drewry
Bob Drewry
2 years ago

Thank you very much.

Luis E Flores
Luis E Flores
3 years ago

I have a Howard Miller Grandfather clock model 610-185. The center weight just fell and broke apart. Seems like the 1 7/8 x 10 11/16 Polished Clock Weight Shell would be a direct replacement. Since the bottom end cap is the only part that is unusable can I purchase just an end cap and not the entire shell?

Les;ie Moore
Les;ie Moore
3 years ago

what order ,left to right, facing clock front, do the weights hang in the clock? There are 3 different weights in a three set.

Stephen Roberts
3 years ago

How to determine size

dinhhang881992
dinhhang881992
2 years ago

Hello I have a 451-050H Hermle grand father clock movement For Ridgeway it says( 85 cm ) for the pendulum. the clock did not come with a pendulum what size bob sould i use ? and the weights say 70.777 don’t
quite understand what size weights i would use

Jeffrey Pearson
3 years ago

can you use triflow teflon oil on clock works?

Louria L Hope
Louria L Hope
4 years ago

How to determine size

Stephen Roberts
3 years ago
Reply to  Louria L Hope

How do I determine what size weight do I have