Setting up an Anniversary Clock
Anniversary clocks have a pendulum that rotates back and forth. Hang the pendulum (it may have four balls, a disk, or figurines) on the bottom block of the suspension wire. The pendulums on some anniversary clocks cannot be removed easily. These clocks usually have some kind of lock that keeps the pendulum in place during transport. Usually there is a thick, stubby, brass lever between the base of the movement and the top of the pendulum. Hold the pendulum and turn the lever until the pendulum is released. Some clocks have a lever in the front, under the base of the clock. Move the lever to one side to release the pendulum.
Once the pendulum is hung or unlocked, you must level the clock. If your clock has a small ring or cup under the pendulum, level the clock until the point of the pendulum is centered in the cup. Level the clock by rotating the leveling feet (you will see three knurled disks at the base of the clock) until the pendulum is centered, or by putting shims under the clock if it doesn’t have leveling feet. Once the clock is level, rotate the pendulum (1/2 circle) and release.
Note: Never move an anniversary clock without first locking or removing the pendulum.
Andrea A Yaudas
4/27/2019 06:50:33 pm
I have two anniversary clocks they're both 12 in tall , the suspension spring had to be replaced. So I have been buying suspension Springs cuz I don't know the right size I've asked several clock people they send me these Springs my clock will not run after I put them together. If they do run their way too fast and I've got it turn to the furthest point that I can turn the disc to make the clock slow down. The one clock I've had for 36 years. I haven't bent the wires I'm very careful when I'm assembling them and I don't understand why I can't get them to run right
4/29/2019 12:13:25 pm
Hello Andrea A. Yaudas:
5/4/2020 03:55:55 pm
My HOLOVAR 400 twist clock stops after +/- 5 or 6 days. I've been told that the main gear moves an axle which has the end gear teeth broken.
Lois J. Pate
5/10/2021 08:33:20 am
I have an 8" anniversary clock that needs replacement, but I don't know where to order one. Do you do this type of work? Thank you.
5/18/2021 12:24:31 pm
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7/20/2022 08:30:27 pm
It was most captivating when you mentioned that the clock must be leveled once the pendulum is unlocked. My friend told me that his old clock is malfunctioning. I think he should call a clock repair servicing expert to ensure other parts won't be affected.
12/28/2022 03:11:05 am
2/22/2023 03:06:31 pm
Hi I have this exact clock are you able to tell me more about it cheers
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