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  1. Tim Orr

    Words To Live By

    Good evening, all! I have always loved this quotation, ever since the first time I saw it, at least four decades ago, above a supplier's "city counter." I have since learned that nobody can verify it is actually by John Ruskin, but for me, that no longer matters. I bought this heavy brass...
  2. Tim Orr

    Post your Zoom Chapter Meetings Here

    Coming Up: Wednesday, Aug. 18, 4:30 pm PDT, 5:30 pm MDT, 6:30 pm CDT, 7:30 pm EDT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mcmaven.pdx/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5MKgj9IucEnde7mCR1N1VQ/videos Thingiverse - Repository of Steve's free designs...
  3. Tim Orr

    2021 Rocky Mountain July 31 & August 1, 2021

    Good afternoon, all! Sorry it has taken so long, but as I now understand it, it is possible to park an RV without charge near Barn A, but if you want to park and hook up, there are charges for that. That is, unless I've misunderstood it again. Sorry for any inconvenience I have caused! Best...
  4. Tim Orr

    Please help Identify this confusing clock???

    Good afternoon! I have a hunch this might not be a replacement movement. Someone may have written the "F–S" on the back of the masonite as a reminder of which way to turn the screw to get the desired result. Also, everything seems to "fit" so well, and there's no obvious sign of modification to...
  5. Tim Orr

    Standard Electric Standard Electric Time Co. "Slave" Clock / very basic electronics question

    Good afternoon! Probably a very good buy at $10! I'll bet the synchronizer cost more. Good idea to lengthen the pulse to 5 seconds to make the measurement. That's why I mentioned an analog meter earlier – at least you would have seen the needle jump. At 500 ms, it would have been probably too...
  6. Tim Orr

    Standard Electric Standard Electric Time Co. "Slave" Clock / very basic electronics question

    Good evening! If you've got 24 volts at the output, then I'm betting it's the pulse length that is wrong, especially since the pawl quivers. What did you use to measure the voltage? And I too would like to see a photo of the clock. Not having a third wire makes it easier in some respects, but...
  7. Tim Orr

    Standard Electric Standard Electric Time Co. "Slave" Clock / very basic electronics question

    Good evening! Please call me "Tim"! My first suggestion is to lengthen the pulse length from 500 ms to at least 1000 ms (1 second), and see what happens. As the instructions say, even if you press the "advance" button, the pulse length is whatever it is set to, not continuous. It continues to...
  8. Tim Orr

    Standard Electric Standard Electric Time Co. "Slave" Clock / very basic electronics question

    Good afternoon! What can you tell us about this circuit board you bought from Europe? Can you post a photo of it? Can you post a photo of the instructions that came with it? At first blush, if you can get the clock to advance with virtually any battery you put across the wires, but not with...
  9. Tim Orr

    Colorado's Chapter 160 Mourns Two Losses

    Good afternoon, all! This week, we learned of the deaths of two of Chapter 160's (The Boulder Horological Society) beloved members, Bill Tapp and Bert Tolbert. Bill Tapp was a founder of Chapter 160, and had been experiencing poor health for quite some time, but is remembered as a helpful and...
  10. Tim Orr

    Post your Zoom Chapter Meetings Here

    Tomorrow, Tomorrow! JULY 22 @ 11am PDT, Noon MDT, 1 CDT, 2 EDT A midsummer greetings to you all! The next Boulder Horological Society Zoom Lunch will be 7/22/2021 at 12 Noon Mountain Time (GMT-7). The theme will be the quest for water resistance and the development of dive watches. We will be...
  11. Tim Orr

    2021 National Meeting TV at 2021 Convention

    Good afternoon, Rick! Many thanks! The link works this side of the pond too! Best regards! Tim
  12. Tim Orr

    2021 National Meeting TV at 2021 Convention

    Good evening, Graham! I'll have to see if one of the clever lads here can download the video and maybe post it to YouTube or the NAWCC Vimeo channel or something. Stay tuned! Best regards! Tim
  13. Tim Orr

    2021 National Meeting TV at 2021 Convention

    Good evening, all! WAVY-TV reporter for the Hampton Roads Show, Chris Reckling filed this report on our Convention: https://www.wavy.com/hr-show/reck-on-the-road/reck-on-the-road-clocks/ Enjoy! Best regards! Tim Orr
  14. Tim Orr

    Downloading Multiple Attachments

    Good afternoon! In the past, there used to be a way to download multiple files attached to a single post using a single click. That seems to have disappeared. I don't suppose it was a huge inconvenience to lose that, except to members of the Board of Directors, who frequently had to download...
  15. Tim Orr

    Membership Questions

    Good afternoon, ChimeTime! I have notified people at Headquarters about the difficulty you have been having. I believe they will resolve it quickly. Sorry for the problem! Best regards! Tim Orr
  16. Tim Orr

    Ask Questions About the 2021 National Meeting in Hampton Roads VA Here

    Good afternoon! Just for clarity, the 300 tables I mentioned were "sold" tables for members. There are also a number of tables for things like the NAWCC Giftshop, other Regional promotions, 2022 National promotion, mart functions, security, etc. I think I heard there are about two dozen of...
  17. Tim Orr

    Seth Thomas (Quartz?) Electromagnet Question

    Good afternoon! I kept trying to stop the video to see the stamping on the backplate, and I think what I am seeing is that this is a licensed ATO (ATO LIC) movement. ATO movements and variations of it show up all over the place. I think what you have is two little permanent magnets and a coil...
  18. Tim Orr

    Ingraham clock stops at the same place on the escape wheel.

    Good evening, Megan! As Vernon and Fitz have pointed out, the verge retainer definitely needs to be moved to the correct position. Since you say you are a beginner, perhaps you are unfamiliar with the terminology. I hope this photo will help. You should be able to easily lift the retainer and...
  19. Tim Orr

    Ask Questions About the 2021 National Meeting in Hampton Roads VA Here

    Good afternoon, Frank! Early Bird passes will be on sale. Crowds (we hope!) might slow the process of buying one, but no reason for them not to be available. Best regards! Tim
  20. Tim Orr

    Ask Questions About the 2021 National Meeting in Hampton Roads VA Here

    Good afternoon! OK, official word just in: Table holders will have their table numbers printed on their badges. There will, as I said, also be "maps" of the Mart room in the lobby outside. So, once you have your badge, you'll know your table numbers and can advise friends where to find you...

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