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Accurate Clock Pendulums$
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Robert J. Matthys

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198529712

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.001.0001

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Fasteners for quartz pendulum rods

Fasteners for quartz pendulum rods

(p.171) Chapter 25 Fasteners for quartz pendulum rods
Accurate Clock Pendulums

Robert James Matthys

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes five different ways of fastening things to a quartz pendulum rod. To connect to a metal rod, a hole is drilled in it or a thread is cut on it. But how do you fasten something to quartz? Quartz is like glass it is brittle and breaks easily. Five types of fasteners are described here, with some pros and cons on each. The five fasteners are cemented sleeve, clamp ring, solder joint, dowel pin, and split sleeve. Any of the fasteners can be used at either the top or bottom of a quartz rod, for connecting to a suspension spring, bob, or rating nut. In most cases, the fastener material should be invar because of its low thermal expansion coefficient.

Keywords:   pendulum rod, fasteners, quartz, cemented sleeve, clamp ring, solder joint, dowel pin, split sleeve, invar

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