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What is the bearing of a pendulum?


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Answered 2013-05-02 19:50:10

The bearing on a clock pendulum is usually two knife edges with a cross piece balanced upon it supporting the pendulum. Sometimes on cheaper clocks a very thin strip of springy steel is used.

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