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    Default Help needed with a Smiths Astral ship clock

    Hello there, I bought a Smiths Astral ship clock today with a clock-mechanisme type 156 (Coventry Astral) and an inscription HPS 1290 (by hand). The clock works but the hands for the hour and minutes are missing.
    The picture shows where the hands should fit.
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    Anybody knows how to get an hold on original hands?

    Thanks a lot

    Peter form the Netherlands

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    Default Re: Help needed with a Smiths Astral ship clock (By: Peter Mooij)

    Hey Peter.

    Here is a link that might help you with hand style.

    http://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?7...k-Smith-Astral

    What I do is find an ebay auction with old clock hands and get an assortment. Get something close enough that you can broach out or do bushings.

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    Default Re: Help needed with a Smiths Astral ship clock (By: Peter Mooij)

    This appears to be the kind with the press fit hour and minute hand and a center sweep seconds hand. There used to be a site in England called kloks.webs.com that handled some of these. I don't know if they still do. If you search on Google for Astral Ships clocks you will see both the center sweep and isolated sweep versions to see what they looked like.


    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Mooij View Post
    Hello there, I bought a Smiths Astral ship clock today with a clock-mechanisme type 156 (Coventry Astral) and an inscription HPS 1290 (by hand). The clock works but the hands for the hour and minutes are missing.
    The picture shows where the hands should fit.


    Anybody knows how to get an hold on original hands?

    Thanks a lot

    Peter form the Netherlands
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