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QUESTION: Hello, I inherited a Gilbert 31 Day Wall clock, it has Japan stamped on it.  Unfortunately I received it without the pendulum, bob, or bottom screw.  The weights do not drop they are only for show.  I have no idea what size pendulum, bob or bottom screw to look for.  the back is screwed on tight so I did not look to see if there is a PL length on the movement.  Can you help, I also need to know where I can obtain these parts.  Thank you very much the clock was my mothers and it might not be valuable but it's worth a million to me.

ANSWER: what does the little wire thing under the mechanism that you would hang a pendulum onto look like??  can you attach a photo?  I guess you need a key to wind it?  advise

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QUESTION: I believe it's a double hook because it looks like an upside down "T", and yes, we have a key to wind it. I'll check it again and try to get a picture.

something like this may work:

comes in 4 lengths  6 7/8  thru  11 7/8

measure from the wire hanger to where the pendulum bob would look the best and you might have what you need -- length is critical to time keeping  

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Kenneth Saunders


Any mechanical clock question - no battery clock questions and no appraisals. 47 years as a professional clock repair person- still a full time clock repair service owner. Attach a photo if possible and note all markings on the rear of the mechanism- thanks


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