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    The minute hand on a Synchronome should be 'balanced'. Normally on a standard factory pattern hand, there is a small counterweight made...
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    John UK replied to the thread Synchronous clock lubrication.
    OK Mike, I stand corrected on the oil for the motor and completely agree re WD 40!. I am on the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire border area.
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    John UK replied to the thread Synchronous clock lubrication.
    Clock oils are good because they are formulated not to dry out or go 'gummy'. As a general 'rule of thumb', pivots (i.e. where a shaft...
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    John UK replied to the thread syncronome tower clock.
    C421 dates to either late 1931 or early 1932, so about 90 years old. It is one of the "Coventry" series, made for Synchronome under...
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    John UK replied to the thread my Synchronome set.
    Thank you for the pictures. The 3 slave dials with the convex glass and 'fancy' hands are unusual. I have not seen that pattern...
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    John UK replied to the thread syncronome tower clock.
    A master and 5 slaves needs about 4.5 Volts (DC) for the master including it's inbuilt dial, and 1.5 Volts per external slave, so a 12...
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