New Video Series Coming!
Nearly everyone I work for asks me for advice on how to make adjustments on antique clocks to keep them working. I want to make this information a little more accessible. So I'm planning a new video series on how to make adjustments for various types of clocks.
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Also, I could really use some help to determine what order to produce the videos. Would you be willing to send me a note telling me what type of clock you have? That way I can create the videos starting with the most common types first.
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Answer to this week's Google post:
Adjusting for seasonal rate fluctuations.
At the bottom of the pendulum, there is a threaded rod with an adjusting nut. This is designed to allow for making adjustments as necessary to the rate (how fast or slow the clock runs). Turning the nut on the threaded rod to the left as you face the clock will move the pendulum bob down away from the movement and will decrease the rate (make it run slower). How much to move it? The rule of thumb is one complete revolution of the nut makes a one minute difference in rate in 24 hours. So adjust only once a day at the same time of day. And if your clock is accurate to within a few minutes a week, that is probably as accurate as can be expected for most modern movements. For more help with your particular clock, give me a call or send me a text at 419-468-5523.