Trying to put the pendulum on my Trend Grandfather Clock

by Joyce Heugatter
(Broaddus, TX , USA)

Trend Clock circ. 1960's

Trend Clock circ. 1960's

Trend Clock circ. 1960's
Close-up of clock face
Part that holds the pendulum
Clocks interior with the stainless steal part in the middle.

Our pendulum came off our clock and so did the piece of metal that hangs down to hold the pendulum in place.


We're having difficulty putting it back where it needs to be.
The metal piece in question hangs from the stainless steal pin and connects on the other end to the pendulum. It's the bright square piece in the pic.

Below the stainless part is a "L" shaped part and the bottom of this "L" are 2 tongs and we believe that the metal pendulum holder is supposed to somehow connect to the "L" also; as this "L" should move back and forth with the pendulum so that all the gears in the movement will turn.

You can see part of the "L" just below the most forward horizontal brass rod at the lower part of the pic.
We can't seem to figure out how to put this back in. Can anyone out there tell us how? Enclosed are 4 pics.

Thank You!

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Dec 23, 2014
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Rehanging a pendulum
by: Anonymous

I just had a similar problem. Tried to get my floor clock [Howard Miller] back in beat I removed the stick and the hanger came off with it. There is a small piece called a suspension spring, mine broke off. It is held on by a split pin and the lower end has a pin perpendicular to the swing direction. The hanger is 'hung' on this pin to give it freedom of movement and is attached thru another lever that goes into the movement. The lower end of the hanger is what the stick attaches to. So I just need to replace this part. Hopefully, yours is not broken.

Jun 12, 2014
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by: Anonymous

I have the same clock, how much is this worth?
I cannot find anything online.

Jul 31, 2013
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Best Advice!!
by: Anonymous

I thought I had broken our 34 yr old Trend clock and spent 2 hrs. Trying to figure it out. I finally gave up, layed down and went to Google. After reading this I had it fixed in less than 2 minutes. Thank you!!!!!!!

Dec 15, 2012
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Putting the pendulum hanger back
by: Anonymous

I just had the same problem. The solution is to notice that the hanger has 2 notches in it about 2 inches from the top. those 2 notches allow you to insert the hanger into the L slot and twist it so it line up properly for the pendulum. Once you have it in the L slot, then you can work on attaching the top of the hanger to the spring loaded 1/4 inch plate with the pins. BTW, to access this I took off the back cover to get at this from the top. The top of the hanger has the metal split in two with parallel hooks. The hooks slide over the plate and hook to the pins. The problem I had was there was very little clearance to get the hook opening around the pins, there is a metal bump on the hanger that prevents it from sliding very far up through the L slot. It can go up just enough to hook to the pins. I used 2 hands, one to grip the pins, the second to maneuever the hooks. I may have tugged a little on the plate to get it to hook. It took some patience but finally hooked. Good luck.
One last warning, when you take off the wooden cover for the top, the clock can become unstable and possibly fall over if not braced.

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