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I need a part Ingraham 8 day clock. (I think) My clock is

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I need a part for an Ingraham 8 day clock. (I think) My clock is missing the spring altogether and I'm not sure exactly how to install it if I had one. (But I'd try if I had one.)One question: Does the top of the suspension spring slip into the slotted post and stop or does it extend above it?

Hi Sean,

You will have to obtain a suspension rod and spring (SLarose, Timesavers, Merritts, etc. have them) and fit it in the slotted pin. They are held in place by either a dimple in the top of the spring (see pics above of the broken spring and you will see the marks the split pin has made on the spring. Just above that there is a small dimple made in the spring). Another way is to punch a tiny hole in the top of the spring and fit a tiny wire through it This wire will do the same job as the dimple. New springs will usually have one or the other so you will not have to do it.
Good luck with it, let me know if you have further questions.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That helps immensely. Since I didn't have the spring I wasn't sure where the top of the spring ended. But you have confirmed that for me.
I do still have the rod, so I thought maybe I could buy the spring independently.

If you have a MS punch and scrap Ms's laying around you could make one. You may have to use a little heat to help in the bending. You can also buy spring wire on line and bend your own.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Paul!