Size of clock weights.
by Rodney (Rod) Coenen
(Appleton Wisconsin USA)
I am restoring a Jerome 8 day time and strike OG wall clock. The weights are missing. The height of the case is 30" outside, pulleys are pinned at center of the board forming top of the case. The fall is therefore 30" minus the +/- 6" length of the weight, hook and pulley, or approximately 24".
What are the correct weight sizes? I read that there is a variation between time and strile. The alarm has its own spring for the bell strike but is triggered by a force on the time side. The motion will be completely disassembled, cleaned and corrected including pivots, pivot holes and allignments.
Any comments about buying lead locally and making these weights?