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  1. ANDY YALE

    Telechron Electroalarm Repair Questions

    Thanks for that. The electroalarm has a second coil for the bell and a somewhat complex circuit for the alarm that I am just figuring out. I'm hoping that by replacing the coil with a good one and restoring all the original connections, all functions will be revived.
  2. ANDY YALE

    Telechron Electroalarm Repair Questions

    I have been working on a Telechron Electroalarm for about 2 years. It has a good motor but the coil is defective. I finally found a good coil for it in a derelict Telechron alarm clock that had a built in light. This coil will make the rotor turn and the defective rotor that came out of the...
  3. ANDY YALE

    United Clock Company "Fireplace" Clock

    Mike - here are 4 photos of the "color wheel" to guide you in creating one. The first photo shows a seam in the foil that covers the wheel. Each photo that follows is a 90 degree rotation of the wheel TOWARDS you. that should give you the whole layout, if you want to re-create the color scheme...
  4. ANDY YALE

    United Clock Company "Fireplace" Clock

    I already took the bracket off. but now that I know that it's doable, I'll make another attempt. Thanks!
  5. ANDY YALE

    United Clock Company "Fireplace" Clock

    mike - i will send you a photo in the next couple of days. were you able to get the mechanism out of the case? I can't figure out how to do it, it's missing a bit of clearnace. my motor runs, but no time telling so i need to get to the train to fix it. more details when i send you the photo.
  6. ANDY YALE

    Need disassembly insight on United Clock Company novelty clock

    I have a United Clock Company "fireplace" clock, as shown below. The motor runs fine but the train does not move. You can see that an extension runs the color wheel which creates the flickering flame effect in the fireplace. This will turn intermittently. I am surmising that the cheap...
  7. ANDY YALE

    Telechron Telechron runs backward. Why?

    running nicely now. thanks to all who helped. I'm back to the Model 700 Electroalarm, on which I hope to get the coil leads working again.
  8. ANDY YALE

    Telechron Telechron runs backward. Why?

    Thanks very much, Alan. I will give it a try.
  9. ANDY YALE

    Telechron Telechron runs backward. Why?

    I would appreciate information, not questions indicating you didn't fully read my original post. If your goal is to prove that I am an *******, I already know that. Yes, I disconnected wires. As stated in first post, I reversed them when I saw clock running backwards with no effect...
  10. ANDY YALE

    Telechron Telechron runs backward. Why?

    I know what reverse polarity is. Which is why I switched the power lead to coil connections. How else is it possible for it to be reverse polarity? Please explain.
  11. ANDY YALE

    Telechron Telechron runs backward. Why?

    I am in the process of getting an old Telchron Model 700 Electroalarm running. I have posted it about a month ago on this board. It seems to have a bad B2 rotor and a bad coil. Rather then get the rotor restored I thought I would search the local flea markets, yard sales and junk stores for...
  12. ANDY YALE

    Telechron Help With A Telechron 700 Electrolarm

    I recently picked up a Telechron 700 for 20 bucks. Cabinet is in good shape, but clock doesn't work. Taking it apart was straightforward, except it took me a week to ease the hour hand off the post - it seemed to be welded on. The B2 rotor is froze, and the coil shows open when tested with...
  13. ANDY YALE

    Other PW Gruen "music" pocket watch with Reuge music box

    RJ- I'm familiar with all the variations you note above. Won't have a chance to get at the watch for a couple of weeks. In the meantime, has anyone else actually opened one of these?
  14. ANDY YALE

    Other PW Gruen "music" pocket watch with Reuge music box

    Thanks. I already unscrewed the winding key and removed the switch knob. I'll try a case knife on it and see what occurs.
  15. ANDY YALE

    Other PW Gruen "music" pocket watch with Reuge music box

    I was recently given a relatives Gruen pocket watch. It has a built in Reuge music box which I believe is mounted on the watch back. I would like to know how to remove this particular case back. It will screw about a third of a turn and stop . I am reluctant to put too much force to it lest...
  16. ANDY YALE

    Hamilton 941 Dial Repair-Feasible?

    there are numerous threads on dial repair on this board. a recent one on transfer printing is especially informative. there are porcelain repair epoxy type adhesives that you can build up missing chunks with. these are also referenced in the thread on transfer printing. I suggest you search dial...
  17. ANDY YALE

    Help with Unusual Elgin Dial

    how was it done? One of the auxiliary gears looks homemade - the nickel one - but the brass auxiliaries look stock. Nickel gear appears swagged into the plate from the top while the others seem to be riding on shafts - maybe threaded into a hole in the top plate? a very cool find!! it raises...
  18. ANDY YALE

    What adhesive for gluing loose seconds bit back into a pocket watch dial

    No need to heat the dial the way I do it, Tom. I use flake shellac dissolved in denatured alcohol. You brush it on, hold the 2 parts up to a 100 watt bulb and it sets in about a minute. You can reverse it by putting the dial in alcohol for a couple of minutes - no heat needed. I don't guess...
  19. ANDY YALE

    Overbanking-cause & correction?

    All the prior input is dead on. And it sounds like you did everything right. Let me add 2 things to consider. I have several watches that keep excellent time in all positions but go wonky when carried in a pants pocket. They stop erratically or lose time. Outside the pocket they run fine and...

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