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    davefr replied to the thread Sessions electric motor rebuild?.
    Any old electric appliance can be dangerous if you put it into service without inspecting it for safety. (Just like buying a used car...
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    davefr replied to the thread Sessions electric motor rebuild?.
    I spent a few minutes with it. I was able to dig out enough old insulation to get past the brass ferrules into the cavity of the case...
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    davefr replied to the thread Sessions electric motor rebuild?.
    Please don't convert the clock to Quartz!! That's horology malpractice!! I have this motor that might work. There's no wobble in the...
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    There is no source that I know of other then trying to find a parts clock as a donor. You can find bulk key/toilet chain in hardware...
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    davefr replied to the thread Clock repair rates..
    I would also recommend setting up your business as an LLC. (limited liability company). You can do this as a sole proprietor. The big...
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    davefr replied to the thread Clock repair rates..
    ^^ You might want to get added to the NAWCC Business Directory. I refer clients there when they're searching for local service. You...
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    davefr replied to the thread Clock repair rates..
    Here on my planet, Telechron produced 10's (maybe 100's) of millions of clocks during their 80 year run. Add to that, the electrics from...
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    davefr replied to the thread Clock repair rates..
    Really? The guys I know seem to have more business then they can handle. Long wait times, reservation systems so they don't get...
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    It looks like Roy posted the full Revere service manual here: https://telechrontime.com/page-85ClmArXCFNG9sHL6ckeV
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    I'm not too surprised. Your ohm readings didn't sound correct. 4.2 ohms on the input is close to being a short and 1.7 M ohms on the...
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    Neon is really simple. Switched 120 VAC goes to the transformer input and the high voltage output goes to each end of the tube. I'd...
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    If you decide to use a Telechron motor to run the clock 24/7, then my advice is to disable any part of the movement that isn't time...
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    davefr replied to the thread Hammond vs Telechron Coils.
    Most synchronous clock coils are pretty similar electrically. If the Telechron coil will fit on the Hammond frame then give it a try.

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