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#169119 - 01/06/05 08:09 AM Metronome Parts
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Hello all!

I'm not to sure were to post this on this site, if at all but here we go...

I just purchased an old (1940's) Seth Thomas metronome that's missing the pendulum weight and to a lesser need the bottom cover. Any ideas where I could find replacement parts? I've searched the web extensively to with no luck. The only weight I was able to find was a Wittner replacement weight. That leads into my second question: Does anyone know if the Wittner weight will work on a Seth Thomas?

Thanks in advance for the help!
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#169120 - 01/06/05 08:14 AM Re: Metronome Parts
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#169121 - 01/06/05 08:19 AM Re: Metronome Parts
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Kaman Music, a national musical accessories distributor lists the pendulums and keys in their catalog (or at least they did last time i looked.). Go to your local music store and have them order one for you.
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#169122 - 01/06/05 11:31 AM Re: Metronome Parts
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You could also try a clock shop. I too bought an old Seth Thomas metronome initially. They are beautiful pieces! I took it to a clock shop for replacement of the spring mechanism. However despite that, it continued to beat somewhat erratically. I still have it but I ended up buying a brand new wooden Wittner which keeps the beat beautifully.

Good luck!

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#169123 - 01/06/05 12:26 PM Re: Metronome Parts
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I would recommend buying a new metronome, unless you are a collector and looking to fix the one you have. It might be more expensive to special-order parts than it would be to buy a new metronome.
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#169124 - 01/06/05 12:48 PM Re: Metronome Parts
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A reliable, accurate, electronic metronome compact enough that you can carry in your briefcase will cost you less than $30.00.
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#2007976 - 01/02/13 01:23 PM Re: Metronome Parts [Re: FZ]
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I got a Wittner weight for my old Seth Thomas and it worked just fine. The calibration was very close out of the box. Shop around for a good price though.

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