Hamilton Grandfather Clock
by Deb McHale
I have a Hamilton Grandfather Clock that stopped running. It has 3 chains with weights. When I give the pendulum a push it will go for awhile but then stops. The chains (with the weights) have stopped moving. The weights seem to be stuck at the top. Is there anything I can do to try to correct the problem.
Also, when pulling the chains to reset the weights, is there a special order to follow. I have no instruction manual at all. Unfortunaley, when I called someone to come out to look over the clock they wanted a minimum of $500 (which I just don't have). This clock has a lot of sentimental meaning and I really don't want to give up on getting it running. It is at least 25 to 30 years old.
Any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks