Search results

  1. THTanner

    GE "Hotel" World Clock questions

    Thanks - good detail - looked at several on ebay but most do not show the details inside. I assume most are the same - or a suitable look alike - switch. For now the owner is happy with it as just a clock and does not want to put anymore money into it.
  2. THTanner

    GE "Hotel" World Clock questions

    Thanks :) I will see if my friend will take the part off the back plate and get a good pic of it. As of now the owner does not want to worry about it. It has not worked as a timer for 10 years or so and they just want it to work as a clock. For documentation I will see if I can get a...
  3. THTanner

    GE "Hotel" World Clock questions

    UPDATE - the new rotor is in and the clock is running fine - but in addition to cutting some wires, someone also removed the actuator switch. It is the piece in the photo from a similar clock that points to the 2 o'clock position. Without that piece the outlet will not function properly. So...
  4. THTanner

    GE "Hotel" World Clock questions

    Thanks Hmmm - "the front toggle changes the outlet in the back to switched or unswitched" - I assume by "unswitched " it means OFF regardless of the pins? Will see when the working one comes in
  5. THTanner

    GE "Hotel" World Clock questions

    I liked the clock and decided to find one. Got one that claims to be in full working condition by the bay for the same as the cost of just the rotor. I am pretty sure how the switch was wired but can verify with the one I bought. What I don’t know yet is how the “off” function works. Perhaps...
  6. THTanner

    GE "Hotel" World Clock questions

    This is a customers clock. Someone cut the wires on the switch and made a mess of the wiring. I have secured a new rotor from a telechron refurbisher for 120 which the customer was glad to pay. I plan to rewire the switch. Her husband told her it was from a hotel but not sure what it did there...
  7. THTanner

    GE "Hotel" World Clock questions

    Thanks - it is a BF2 M1024 rotor. The gear rotates each direction and has a bit of "ratchet " resistance as you turn it. The coil shows 740 ohms and has a strong growler response. I will contact the telechron rebuild folks and see what they think. The rotor appears to have been taken apart and...
  8. THTanner

    GE "Hotel" World Clock questions

    This GE world clock came in totally dead. I think this is a Hotel clock to alert the front desk when a room needs a wake up call? I have only seen one other and know almost nothing about them It has a 1962 date on the bottom, the case is bakelite and it has the auxiliary 110 volt output on...
  9. THTanner

    Am I Missing Something? How Do I Replace It? Where Can I Get Instructions?

    Super - and thank you for posting the update :)
  10. THTanner

    Model 600 C J Hug & Co "Imperial" Westminster Chime motor question

    This motor appears to have been opened and serviced at some point and new wiring spliced on. My question is about the small hole near where the wires come out of the housing. Is this just an air vent to allow heating and cooling airflow, or is this also an oil or grease port? thanks tom
  11. THTanner

    Am I Missing Something? How Do I Replace It? Where Can I Get Instructions?

    If you order the #54 Kundo spring please let us know how it worked out for future reference for others.
  12. THTanner

    Am I Missing Something? How Do I Replace It? Where Can I Get Instructions?

    1) I am not sure either of the Kundo springs will work as you receive them - they may not fit the post slot or the pendulum. If they are too think you might be able to file them down to where they will go in. If they are too thin they will wiggle - which can be cured with a shim or even a bit...
  13. THTanner

    Am I Missing Something? How Do I Replace It? Where Can I Get Instructions?

    I found a fuzzy picture of a PU77 at auction and could see most of the spring shape. I have no idea if the Kundo springs will fit, but they might be worth a try. I suppose the Haller I worked on had a replacement spring installed and was like the single leaf I described earlier. So far I have...
  14. THTanner

    Am I Missing Something? How Do I Replace It? Where Can I Get Instructions?

    Can you post a picture of the piece you removed from the top post? There is another spring shape that has been used in the PU 77. It looks more like this and may be what is in your clock. I think the long horse shoe clip is probably a shipping restraint to protect the pendulum and spring...
  15. THTanner

    Am I Missing Something? How Do I Replace It? Where Can I Get Instructions?

    It is not an L shaped piece - it will look very much like the #33 part from Timesavers. I suspect somehow what is left of the spring in the bottom block has been turned sideways, The spring is usually just sandwiched tightly inside the brass blocks. If you take two pliers you can probably...
  16. THTanner

    Am I Missing Something? How Do I Replace It? Where Can I Get Instructions?

    The piece that is still in the post is part of the spring assembly - the piece you have in the pendulum has broken off from the piece in the post. The spring that is 90 degrees in the brass block should come out the top instead (I think). See if it can be turned parallel to the brass block. I...
  17. THTanner

    Am I Missing Something? How Do I Replace It? Where Can I Get Instructions?

    If you look at the brass plate that the clock is mounted on you will see a round spot between and in front of the posts holding the movement and the dial. That is the impulse magnet for the pendulum. The pendulum should hang directly above that and just barely clear the plate. It will be...
  18. THTanner

    Seth Thomas / Westclox two C Cell time and sound quartz clock

    I have been called about fixing what the client described as a Seth Thomas from about 1970 with a quartz movement that I assume is a Westclox movement. It takes two C Cells - one for time and one for chime and strike. The client claims that the sweep hand moves, but the minute and hour hands...
  19. THTanner

    Eccentric Design? Why?

    Similar to the points gap on the distributor then - the points have to be closed long enough to charge one side of the coil winding, then open to set the spark from the other winding.
  20. THTanner

    Eccentric Design? Why?

    It certainly appears that the eccentricity is intentional and not a mistake. The only time I have seen eccentric pivots was so that by rotating it you have a small adjustment on the position of the lever. Rotating the pivot would lift and extend the lever just a bit - or drop it and pull it...

Forum statistics

Threads
164,700
Messages
1,432,823
Members
85,744
Latest member
caddafee
Encyclopedia Pages
1,101
Total wiki contributions
2,863
Last edit
Rockford's early high grade movements by Greg Frauenhoff