Clock Springs

When you hear the phrase 'clock springs', your mind will undoubtedly jump to the small components within mechanical clocks. However, this assumption would actually be mistaken, as these clock springs are not specifically used in clocks, but are instead very varied in purpose.


What Are They?

Clock springs are sometimes known as 'power springs', and are made by winding a strip of material on an axle within a circular 'keeper' case. The material in question is usually steel, as it possesses a robust resistance to fatigue, although other spring-tempered materials can also be readily used whenever required. The manufacturing process of a clock spring results in it having a fairly distinctive 'spiral' shape, although this coil is not vertical in the manner of many other springs.