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Old 9th Nov 2017, 2:06 am   #21
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Default Re: Mains synchronous clock movement

Have you thought about getting hold of a working clock just for the motor. In the past I have even bought new old stock boring looking clocks just for the motors for well less that a tenner on eBay or at flea markets.
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 8:09 am   #22
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That's a lovely piece indeed, with a classic 1930s look to it.
I'll second that! Did you go on to be a professional woodworker?
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 10:38 pm   #23
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No I didn't but I've always dabbled in it. I think I must have inherited something from my maternal grandfather (in South Africa) who worked in forestry. They had lots of exotic (and expensive) hardwoods there. I never met him as he died very young. The cause of death is listed as 'sunstroke', which has always puzzled us a bit.
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Old 16th Nov 2017, 12:47 pm   #24
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Hello,

This clock is now working again. The hands have been cleaned and polished and a new movement obtained from Cousins and fitted. It is very quiet, better than the old one.

I also installed a new 3 core mains cable instead of 2 core. The hands are now earthed - for the first time in 54 years. Better late than never I suppose!

Michael
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Old 16th Nov 2017, 6:28 pm   #25
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Glad to hear that it worked out for you.
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