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suspension spring
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suspension spring
suspension spring  
I have a montgomery ward grandfather clock its a ccm 9090 a need a suspension spring  dont have the old one it says part number 34 west germany movement can you help me find one

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Kenny, as many clocks sold by companies that did not actually make the movement, the numbers do not relate to the movement.  And the information on some of these clocks is almost non-existant.  However, you did show a copy of the drawing from the owner's manual and that is from a movement that we call the Jauch 77.  Jauch is no longer in business, but parts can be found for them. If you know the dimensions of the brokeh part clock suppliers can let you know if they have them in stock.

I do have them, but you can get them a little cheaper from clock suppliers.  Most of them(Timesavers, Merritts, R&M Imports, Black Forest Imports, Mile High and Ronell) can be found by Googling their namers and most have On-line catalogs.  They can probably help you choose the correct one, but Timesavers lists the one for the Jauch 77 and it is P/N 24688.  I would suggest buying 2 of them, as I have had customers buy one from me and break them while installing them and having to order all over again.  If the first one is successful, the spare can be put in a small envlope and taped to the inside of the movement area.  

You did not tell me if you have had the clock for some time or just acquired it.  Yours is at least 35 years old and can have some issues with wear, etc.  If the suspension spring does not get it running, get back with me and I'll run you through some diagnostics.  My shop email address is below.

John Newman
The Village Clocksmith
Vintage Emperor Clock Consultant
Located in Old Prattvillage
Prattville, Alabama

klokdok@juno.com

Note concerning questions not related to Allexperts:  Because of my commitment to answering Allexperts questions within a prescribed time limit and the large backlog of clock work at my shop, I regret that I cannot answer personal email questions on a timely basis, other than Allexperts follow up questions.  I will try to answer these emails as soon as I can. Thank you for your patience.  

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As much as I would like to offer values of clocks, I am not a certified appraiser and will not venture into giving an unresearched guess. There is very little published information on what I consider to be the value of "modern production clocks". Considerations are what the clock originally sold for, the condition of the case and movement, and particularly the area in which you live, the demand and the economy. ALSO, WATCHES ARE NOT MY FIELD. However, I can advise the clock owner on proper maintenance of a clock to keep it running, small corrections and adjustments and how to move a clock without damaging it. I can also advise on obtaining parts for clocks. It helps if you can send any information on the clock movement which is usually found on the back plate of the movement. I have been a clockmaker for about 35 years and was plant engineer in the mid 90's and later operations and engineering consultant at Emperor Clock Company in Fairhope, Alabama. I now have my own clock shop.

Experience

One of my greatest accomplishments was traveling to China to assist a clock factory in building clocks to the standards which we required. With the proper specifications and quality control, some beautiful clock cases were built. The factory people from the wood carvers to the plant manager were very congenial, friendly and I left a lot of wonderful friends when I returned from my trips.

Organizations
NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) 30 years Prattville, Alabama Chamber of Commerce

Publications
Horological Times, a publication of the American Watch and Clockmakers Instute. Collaberated column author, with Photos and ideas for clock movement conversion article.

Education/Credentials
Associate of Science Mechanical Engineering Technology Emperor Introductory Clock Repair (Eventually taught a portion of the class after becoming employee)

Awards and Honors
Small Business of the Quarter (Prattville, Alabama) Leadership Class of 2009 (Autauga County, Alabama)

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