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I've seen many a report on the actual mechanism. They apparently use coins to regulate it. Quite impressive for something so huge!
 

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Is that fascinating?! Or what?!! 😵😮 Really is, along with ridiculously cool !
I mean the level of care taken to just build Big Ben was unbelievable, but the
inner workings of everything is honestly breathtaking.😀 Am not actually sure
I remember learning about all of this. So thanks for finding this for us Steve !
Definitely is one incredibly accurate clock, and much much more !!!

P.S. When our town's chimes always went off, I always thought about
Big Ben over the years, and now I will even more ! 🙂
 

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Wow! Thanks for posting!
Very interesting indeed


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Did anyone notice to regulate the clock the coins are stacked on TOP of the pendulum and not down below where the swinging weight of the pendulum is? They stated that "adding the coins "raises the center of gravity and makes it swing faster" because adding coins down below on the swinging weight would be adding weight to it which would make it swing slower...

Very interesting!
 

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Did anyone notice to regulate the clock the coins are stacked on TOP of the pendulum and not down below where the swinging weight of the pendulum is? They stated that "adding the coins "raises the center of gravity and makes it swing faster" because adding coins down below on the swinging weight would be adding weight to it which would make it swing slower...

Very interesting!
Didn't actually notice that to tell the truth Steve ! 😯

Incredibly interesting !!! (y):D
 

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Does anyone realise Big Ben isn't the clock, it's the name of bell. Yes, the clock is regulated by using coins, but not any coins, they have to be the old penny
 

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Does anyone realise Big Ben isn't the clock, it's the name of bell. Yes, the clock is regulated by using coins, but not any coins, they have to be the old penny
Well the name of the bell in the center with the other four bells around it is called "big ben", so does that make the other four bells around it little bens? lol
 

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And actually it's regulated using many dif things besides coins...



And as it turns out I was wrong about where the weight is located, it's not at the top or bottom but instead, it is a little way down from the fulcrum of the pendulum which "raises the center of gravity and makes it swing faster"...

If you add one old penny there it speeds the clock up by 1/5 of a second in 24 hours...
 

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My Satellite wave watch is regulated from Radio signals from outer space, still digging Big Ben though!
 
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