How much do the weights weigh on a grandfather clock?

Grandfather Clocks weigh anywhere from 100 to 200 pounds and require special attention when moving them from one place to another.

Are grandfather clock weights brass?

This part is what the clock weight will hang onto in the waist of the clock. It is 1 3/4 inches wide, made of brass, and has a steel S hook.

How heavy should a clock weight be?

In general, 9 pounds is far too heavy for a clock like the abovementioned Kieninger, especially for a Graham escapement. The same clock would run well with 5 to 6 pounds. Hermle recommends 4.5 pounds for their grandmother movements (451), and I have seen many equipped with 6 pounds.

How do you clean an old brass clock?

Lemon and Baking Soda Polish Combine the juice of half a lemon with a teaspoon of baking soda and stir until it becomes a paste. Apply the paste with a soft cloth. If the tarnish is heavy, let the piece sit with the paste on it for 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and dry.

Are antique clocks worth anything?

For your antique clock to be worth anything, it must be the real thing. If it is a 20th-century reproduction of an 18th-century German cuckoo clock, it won’t be highly desirable. If you can verify the period it’s from, your antique clock will be worth more.

How can you tell if a clock is antique?

The name may be:

  1. Engraved or printed near the center face of the dial.
  2. Engraved or printed around the edge of the dial’s face and may be covered by the bezel.
  3. Stamped or engraved on the clock movement’s backplate.
  4. A paper label pasted on the back of the clock.
  5. A paper label pasted to the inside of the clock case.

How much does a cuckoo clock hook weigh?

Open Threaded Weight Hook comes in a package of 3. Cuckoo Weight 420g is a standard style pine cone shape weight specifically for cuckoo clocks. Cuckoo Weight 420 weighs 420 grams. Open Weight Hook is a brass weight hook with an open hook and an inner thread.

Why are grandfather clock weight sets not cheap?

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.

How big is the core of a Vienna Clock?

Lead Weight Filler- 48.4mm 1/2lb this lead weight filler for weight core is 1/2lb with a diameter of 48.4mm and a height of 1/2″. This weight fille… Vienna Embossed Shell is an embossed brass weight shell for Vienna clocks.

How much weight do you need for a pendulum clock?

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.