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Old 12th Jul 2019, 6:13 pm   #1
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Default Spring reserve time switch

I've always been fascinated by these electro-mechanical marvels and got hold of a couple recently, both Sangamo round-pattern. One works fine and has already been put to work, but the other has been dropped at some time. The casing is cracked and when I opened it up, the balance wheel was free to rattle around, only held in place by the hairsrping. The ends of the shaft (pivots ?) have sheared off. Does anyone have any of these kicking around that they would be willing to part with. Not just Sangamo, any spring reserve time switch would be welcome.

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Old 12th Jul 2019, 7:06 pm   #2
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I have been using one of these for my workshop lights, as I tended to leave them on sometimes all night. so call it my green switch.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Countdown-S...47065692&psc=1
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Old 12th Jul 2019, 8:59 pm   #3
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Hi
I have a few of these, a great concept and generally very reliable unless dropped etc.
Be aware, I have seen about 3or4 different 'platform' escapements, they all have different balances.
Hope you get sorted.
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Old 13th Jul 2019, 7:51 am   #4
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John: Thanks for the link. I had no idea such things existed, very interesting.

Rob: Yes, even the two Sangamo ones I have use different escapements. The broken one is the oldest, I think, although there are no date indications on either of them. I am not very hopeful of finding any parts to repair it.

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