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  1. blindraccoon

    Chronart Clock with Hammond SPIN START Movement * Now Running Like a Champ!

    Hi Dave, Thanks - yeah the clock case is in pristine condition. I have had it since 2001 and it's never been cleaned! Come last October, it would only run for a max of 2 hours, and sometimes only 15-30 minutes, so it was gunked up good. Such a relief see that propeller spinning again. It's...
  2. blindraccoon

    Chronart Clock with Hammond SPIN START Movement * Now Running Like a Champ!

    I posted in late October that my 1 of 2 old electric clocks was in need of repair and/or cleaning. I received some great replies, however, I was just too nervous to take this Hammond spin start movement apart for cleaning. If I screwed anything up, there's no one around here that could fix it...
  3. blindraccoon

    Chronart Clock with Hammond SPIN START Movement * Need HELP for REPAIR

    Wish I could upload a 40 second up close video of the open case with the clock running... it's as quiet as a mute church mouse. The dents have been there for 14 running years, so I can't be convinced that the dents could be causing a gear rub. All of the suggestions I have received are great...
  4. blindraccoon

    Chronart Clock with Hammond SPIN START Movement * Need HELP for REPAIR

    Thanks Harold. The worst case scenario would be having to put a Synchron into the Polar Byrd clock if the Hammond movmt were unfixable for any reason. The Synchron motor in the Windmill clock runs as strong as ever...
  5. blindraccoon

    Chronart Clock with Hammond SPIN START Movement * Need HELP for REPAIR

    Hi Tinker Dwight, Thanks for the information re: this Hammond motor. It's also good to know that the Synchron motor in the windmill clock was the only option 14 years ago to put that clock back into working mode. And it's still working perfectly today. I paid $375 for the work (motor/labor) at...
  6. blindraccoon

    Chronart Clock with Hammond SPIN START Movement * Need HELP for REPAIR

    Hi Dave T., I really appreciate the link you provided. Unfortunately, I don't have the necessary tools, ie., stone grinding wheel & staking tool/punch. But more so, my level of expertise/experience taking apart and putting the motor back together would be a -1 :confused:
  7. blindraccoon

    Chronart Clock with Hammond SPIN START Movement * Need HELP for REPAIR

    Hi All, I've got two Chronart clocks that I've owned for a pretty long time. Currently, the Polar Byrd clock is having issues with its Hammond spin start movement. First, it takes a jillion spins of the propeller for it to 'catch' and start spinning on its own. Second, it may keep running...

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