Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Missing Pendulum Weights!

This was a routine repair job, until I tested the accuracy of the clock. It ran way too fast (with the correct suspension spring, properly adjusted). I was puzzled, then had the haunch that something was wrong with the pendulum. I removed the 4 brass ball covers, and found that only 2 of them had a lead weight inside!

Why would someone remove 2 pendulum weights?

It could be that the previous repairer installed a suspension spring that was too thin. This would make the clock lose time. Then by removing the weights, the clock was made to run faster.

I replaced the missing weights, and now the clock keeps good time.

Repair job 5180. Back plate no. 1281, dated 11 52.


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