Clock Weights Page DescriptionThis page has all the parts for the clock weights. We have the complete weight with the shell, lead, caps, rod and hooks. Read More »
We also have all these parts singularly. If you're getting the complete clock weights because you're missing one or more, we would need to determine how much the weight has to weigh for your clock.
This requires getting the information off of the back plate of the brass movement itself (not off the paperwork) and then using the weight chart below.
The chart is for a pendulum bob that is less then 8.5 inches wide.
If you have a pendulum bob that is 8.5 wide, or more, the chime weight and the time weight would be the same. All weights get shipped UPS and not US Mail.
How To Get The Proper Clock WeightsGet the maker of the movement, this information you need is on the back plate of the movement itself. Read More »
Even though the case may say its a Howard Miller or Ridgeway or some other name like this, these cabinet makers all used the below movement manufacturers. If confused, please Email us the numbers off of the backplate of the movement, and also the diameter of the pendulum bob.
1 INCH = 25.4 MM. NOTE: The time Clock weight = strike weight unless a 8.5 pendulum bob or larger is used, if this is so, the time weight = chime weight. (Tubular Bell movements are an exception)
If the clock weights are wound too highWhen the weights are raised too high up they often get stuck and the clock will not run or chime.Read More »
When winding the weights up it is a good idea to always be able to see the top of the clock weights. Never go to the point where you can’t see the top of the shiny weight covers. But of course this does happen sometimes even with the best intentions especially if there are kids in the house that may try to wind it. Anyway if the weights are stuck use these steps to attempt to get them down some.
Chime weight.(Your right as you face the clock, heaviest weight)This With some cloth gloves on or at least a cloth of some kind, pull down on the weight some (same as making the weight weigh more) and turn the minute hand past the quarter hour to see if it will engage the chime with your help. The chime weight will be the one on your right as you face the clock. If you keep advancing the time with the minute hand, as to make it chime, then slowly the weight will come down enough to be able to activate and run the chime on its own.
Time weight.(Center, light or heavy weight)This is the hardest to deal with out of the three. You can try pulling down some while swinging the pendulum and see if it will start running on its own when you let go. If this does not work you can take off the pendulum so it’s just the pendulum hanging leader on the back of the movement, this will make it tick tock faster than with the pendulum on. As you pull down some on the weight and get the leader to tick tock fast the weight will come down enough to run the clock. If all else fails and it’s a chain driven clock, you would need to cut the chain in half or break a link and take the movement out of the clock. With the movement out of the clock you can restring the chain and fix the link that broke.
Strike weight.(Your left as you face the clock, lighter weight)Only after the chime weight is operating correctly you can work on the strike weight. This is because if the clock does not run through the chimes, it will never get to the point where it’s supposed to strike the hours out. With some cloth gloves on or at least a cloth of some kind, pull down on the weight some (same as making the weight weigh more) and make the clock strike. You will have to advance the minute hand and let it chime each quarter until you have it play the top of the hour song, then it will be time for you to pull a little on the weight when it’s supposed to strike out the hours. The strike weight will be the one on your left as you face the clock. If you keep advancing the time with the minute hand, as to make it chime and strike, then slowly the weight will come down enough to be able to activate and run the strike on its own.
$40.00 – $50.00
$70.00 – $125.00
$4.00 – $32.00