Weight chain locked in the up position

by clanlamb2

serial no. 7706769

serial no. 7706769

serial no. 7706769
Colonial clock

I have a "Colonial" clock, serial no. 7706769.


A weight chain has got locked in the up position.

Is there a safe way to release the mechanism?

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Jan 24, 2015
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Colonial Zeeland clock
by: Anonymous

I also have a Colonial Zeeland grandfather clock with both side weights stuck in high position. It was made in the 1970s and I just acquired it. Do you have information on how to fix it. The big middle weight does move.

Dec 25, 2011
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weight and chain stuck in up position
by: Anonymous

My center weight is stuck up between the movement front and back plate ( to high up to disconnect the weight) is there any way to release this to get it down.

Oct 16, 2011
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Stuck weight
by: Richard

When that has happened to me I've just let the pendulum swing. After the clock runs for 5-15 mins. I can pull on the loose chain and support the weight with my other hand and raise the weight. I try to do it smoothly and without stopping, but once I can pull the chain down I can pull in several steps.

I don't know if that helps with your situation but I hope so.

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