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  1. 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
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Alan

    E. Howard #70 Regulator with a Lund Synchronizer

    I would like to share an interesting electro-mechanical clock. This is an E Howard #70 regulator with a Lund Synchronizer added to the clock. The electro-mechanical synchronizer was patented in 1878 by James Lund. These types of clocks were part of a very early attempt to synchronize all system...
  7. Alan

    Self Winding Clock Company Style E movement with Gravity Escapement

    I have attached a picture of a Self Winding Clock Company of New York's Style E movement next to a typical Style F movement. The size difference is very apparent. What is not easily noticeable is the fact that this particular Style E movement has a Gerry gravity escapement. Other Style E...
  8. Alan

    E Howard 80 beat master clock movement

    I recently acquired this E Howard 80 beat master clock movement. I thought I would share some pictures of the movement and show the size comparison between this movement and a 60 beat E Howard master clock movement. The 80 beat movement construction is very similar to the 60 beat movement...
  9. Alan

    Self -Winding Clock Company plates with Seth Thomas USA

    Does anyone know when Seth Thomas began to include USA under the Seth Thomas diamond logo? I am trying to date Self Winding Clock Company movements that were made by ST. The earliest version did not have the USA included under the logo. I am hoping the USA will establish a time frame. Both...
  10. Alan

    Seth Thomas USA logo

    Does anyone know when Seth Thomas began to include USA under the Seth Thomas diamond logo? And when and if they stopped using USA. I am trying to date Self Winding Clock Company movements that were made by ST. The earliest version did not have the USA included under the logo. I am hoping the...
  11. Alan

    Earliest Standard Electric Master Clock

    Does anybody have or know of a very early Standard Electric Time Company master clock. A clock made prior to the introduction of the movement with the "A" shaped plates that they used all through the production of pendulum regulated movements. The clock would have a movement made by the...

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