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  1. Alan

    Self Winding Surprises

    Self Winding Surprises is the perfect Title. First, thank you Frank for the serial numbers. I will add them to the list. Could you please post a photo of your clock? And Second, a real coincidence. Today I posted a short YouTube video about "Desk Clocks made by the Self Winding Clock Co. for...
  2. Alan

    IBM IBM 35-7 cable drum servicing

    Hi Jim, I may have good news for you. Just measured both cable drum shafts. The one with loose bearings measures 7.8 mm. The one with sealed bearings measures 6.4 mm. I say go for it. Alan
  3. Alan

    IBM IBM 35-7 cable drum servicing

    Hi Jim, Kevin and others, The older design winding drum does have loose ball bearings. I know because I had to take one apart to fix a loose one tooth wheel that moves the fan gear. My clock is from 1927. There are 4 places where loose ball bearings are placed. There are 15 11 11 & 15 bearings...
  4. Alan

    New York New York Self Winding Clock

    Hi GjP, I have several self winding clock company clocks with numbers and/or letters stamped into the bottom of the case. I was also puzzled by the markings and figured there was a logical reason they were there. This led me to a study of self winding clock company cases and components. With...
  5. Alan

    English Identification needed

    The disc "Turn This Round Sometimes" oscillates back and forth with the swing of the pendulum. The disc is fixed to the shaft that the pendulum is suspended on. That shaft appears to be fixed to a round bearing in the pictured housing. I think turning the disc will turn the bearing so the...
  6. Alan

    English Identification needed

    You have a Gent's Pulsynetic waiting train turret movement. Looks to be in beautiful condition. There is a lot of information on the internet. It is essentially a slave clock with a beautifully designed drive mechanism for the hands. The waiting train pendulum moves the hands one half minute in...
  7. Alan

    Self Winding Clock Company of N.Y. Tower clock Please help!

    I have the above referenced Self Winding Clock Co. tower clock restored and running. I actually have two SWCC tower clock movements that I now display and run. The two are connected with sprockets and a chain and I have one or the other driving a set of hands. These tower movements are slave...
  8. Alan

    Any idea who made this Tower Clock mechanism? Vintage?

    Thank you for your input. No indication of manufacturers ID plate.
  9. Alan

    Any idea who made this Tower Clock mechanism? Vintage?

    Thank you George for the suggestion. I have reached out to Chris for help.
  10. Alan

    Any idea who made this Tower Clock mechanism? Vintage?

    Thank you Peter and Kurt for responses. Peter- the beautiful pendulum construction apparently appears to be English or European but there are no markings on any castings and no indication that a manufacturer's plate is missing. The clock is in Santa Monica, CA. Kurt- Good eyes - that sign was...
  11. Alan

    Any idea who made this Tower Clock mechanism? Vintage?

    Can anyone identify the maker of this tower clock mechanism? No identifying marks anywhere. 18 in. tall, 14 1/2 in. long, plates 9 1/2 in. wide, overall width 16 in. Graham dead beat escapement, 30 tooth escape wheel and meter long pendulum. Thank you, Alan
  12. Alan

    Self Winding Clock Company of N.Y. Tower clock Please help!

    Thank you Tom for checking and thank you Jeremy for your help. Jeremy I just found your very fine post about clocks at the Pratt Institute. Both of the pictured Self Winding Clock Company movements have clues to what I need. The search continues.
  13. Alan

    Self Winding Clock Company of N.Y. Tower clock Please help!

    Jeremy, Thank you very much for the response and the photos. That is the first time I have seen images of the Self Winding Clock Co. tower clock installation at the Pratt Institute. That particular tower clock movement came in 4 sizes, depending on the number and size of the hands. I have...
  14. Alan

    Self Winding Clock Company of N.Y. Tower clock Please help!

    I am looking for help! Tower clock aficionados please look at these pictures. This is a 4 dial tower clock mechanism made by the Self Winding Clock Company of New York. The clock is essentially a slave mechanism with a motor to drive to the hands. The motor is energized for a few seconds...
  15. Alan

    How to power a Self Winding Clock Company clock

    I recently posted a video on YouTube that shows how to connect a 3 VDC power supply to the Self Winding Clock Company style "F" movement. The video shows primarily Western Union clocks but the information pertains to any SWCC clock with an "F" movement. A very simple power supply is used. To...
  16. Alan

    Self Winding Clock Company Style E movement with Gravity Escapement

    Steve, any chance you would have any photos of the movement? I heard that these movements were made by E Howard for the Self Winding Clock Company and were used by the Naval Observatory to study of the Transit of Venus. Any one else have a photo of these movements? Alan
  17. Alan

    Panama Canal Master Clock

    Thanks Ron and smike for you comments and Tinker for you interesting additions. I feel very fortunate to have this clock and control panel. They were rescued in the mid 1950's, after being replaced, by an electrical engineer (and clock collector) working at the Canal. Soon after, he retired and...
  18. Alan

    Panama Canal Master Clock

    Tom, Thank you for the fascinating look into the control room at the Miraflores locks. This is a wonderful tangent to the Panama Canal master clock. The elegance and effectiveness of the Panama Canal lock control mechanism is a testament the old time masters. I certainly see how one could...
  19. Alan

    Panama Canal Master Clock

    I would like to share a youtube video and images of a recent find. This master clock and control panel are from the Panama Canal. An attached image is of the master clock and control panel. This master clock controlled and synchronized all the clocks in the complex. Also is an image showing all...
  20. Alan

    Video of Self Winding Clock Co. "F" movement winding

    Watch how a Self Winding Clock Co. "Style F", or vibrator, movement automatically re-winds the mainspring after every 60 minutes of operation. I have posted this video on you tube. Click to run. https://youtu.be/8l7WNQiCE5U On the previous post Les talks about a problem with the "center...

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