04-06-2010, 07:00 PM #1
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Swihart Rocking logo Coca Cola clock
I have a SWIHART PRODUCTS ELWOOD INDIANA rocking logo Coca Cola neon clock. The mechanism that links the motor to the logo is missing. Does anyone have any information or a picture of this?? A picture of the neon transformer would also be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
04-07-2010, 09:12 AM #2
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- Feb 2005
Re: Swihart Rocking logo Coca Cola clock (RE: gentleman jim)
Check the sticky on the repair forum for Wayne's neon clock supply,by far the most available parts for neon clocks
04-07-2010, 01:02 PM #3
Re: Swihart Rocking logo Coca Cola clock (RE: analogtime)
The size and type of transformer will depend on the width and length of the neon tubing, as well as if it's neon or argon/mercury. There are a couple of other companies that sell transformers (I've used Tech-22 and West Coast Custom Designs), and each will list the maximum width and length for each gas that a particular transformer will power, as well as the dimension, to ensure it will fit inside the case.
Avoid over-powering the neon; an electronic transformer has the advantage of self-adjusting to the load while a "core and coil" does not. And, of course, ensure that the case is properly grounded.
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