Lost grandfather weights after the move
Many times, especially after a move, your Grandfather clock weights become missing. Most Grandfather clock weights can be replaced with the original size and weight, especially modern Grandfather clocks. So whether you need one, two or all three, we can help. All we need is the model number of the clocks movement.
IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU CHOOSE THE CORRECT WEIGHT SIZE SPECIFIC TO YOUR GRANDFATHER CLOCKS MOVEMENT AND NOT TO YOUR GRANDFATHER CLOCKS BRAND OR MODEL NUMBER
Just because you see a weight or a set of weights on Ebay or Amazon, doesn't mean they will work in your Grandfather clock.
A Grandfather clock has a movement inside of its case. This movement is the brass mechanical piece that sits behind the Grandfather clocks face. This movement is what makes your Grandfather clock work. There are cable driven Grandfather clock movements and chain driven Grandfather clock movements. The weights will hang on either the chains or cable and the weights are where the Grandfather clock gets its power to run, chime on the 1/4 hour and also to strike on the hour. If you are missing one or all, your Grandfather clock will not operate correctly. When your Grandfather clock was made, there were several different types of movements used inside the case. All movements are not the same and NOT ALL Grandfather clock weights are not the same. Your weights are specific to the type and brand of the Grandfather clocks movement used, and not the Grandfather clocks maker or model number. Some weights are longer than others and some will have a different diameter than others. Most importantly, the Grandfather clocks weights, weigh different than others. One movement may require two 6.6 lb and one 8.6 lb weight, while another may require one 3.5 lb weight and two 4.9 lb weight. Installing a lighter weight will not allow the clock to run, chime or strike properly, or worst not do anything at all. Installing a heavier weight might get the clock running, chiming and striking for awhile, until the heavier weights wear down the movement in a short time and rebuilding or replacing the movement will need to be done.
So with that said, it is extremely important that you choose the correct weights for your Movement, not your Grandfather clocks model number.
That is where we can help. In most cases, all that we need is the model number of the clocks movement, not the model or serial number of the clock. Sometimes you will see a sticker inside of a Grandfather clock that will have information about the clock. This sticker is for "in-house" information only and is only good to the factory that built it. There are a few exceptions. However, if we can get the model number of the movement, we can get the correct weights to you.
Where is the movements model number?
Your movements model number, unfortunately is located on the backside of the movement itself. However, it is not to difficult to get. Many Grandfather clocks have a removable service panel on the side of the Grandfather clocks side. Some are solid, some are glass and some are cloth covered. If you have this style, you can remove the side and take a picture of the back side of the movement. If there are not any side panels, there usually is a removable back service panel. By removing the back, you will have a great view of any and all numbers. Once you have the numbers, you can call us at 678-462-7856 and talk to Meredith. She will be able to price out the new weights. We can have the weights drop shipped to your location.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. We also can find a replacement Pendulum for your Grandfather clock as well.