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  1. hoo-boy

    hoo-boy Registered User

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    Can someon reccomend a good repair guide for mechanical alarm clocks, Westclox etc. thanks...hoo-boy
     
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    hoo-boy Registered User

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    Anyone?? Need response..Puhleeze...hoo-boy
     
  3. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

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    If you can find a copy , the best source would be to get your hands on one of the original mainatance and repair manuals produced by West clock such as the following three Westclox publications. Both the NAWCC Library in COlumbia, and the AWCI in Ohio have this kind of material in their libraries, but in both cases these ephemera items (as opposed to real books) are not as thoroughly catalogued as one would wish.


    In my ownn collection I have for instance:


    # Title: Westclox-Makers of BIG BEN - Parts Price List and Repair Instructions
    SubTitle: Spring Clocks/Electric Clocks/Wrist Watches/Pocketwatches/Timers/Auto Clocks
    # Author: Westclox,
    # Publisher: Westclox
    Keywords: alarm part
    Other Keywords: Westclox brand
    Language: ENG
    Notes: Parts Catalog and Sevice Manual for various caliber of Wetclox products, including Coquette No.659, 658, 660, Model SW-9 Cal.8 3/4" EB 1504 | Baby Ben electric S10-F, Tide S10-H, Frill S8G | RCA and Admiral Timers TS3B TS4 | and many many more
    Edition: ca. 1957 -- Copyright: 1957
    Kind: Manual
    Type: Clock (general)
    Geographic area: USA
    Topic: Repair
    Organization: Brand
    Pages: 21 -- Height in cm: 21
    Print Status: 2 (1 means in print - 2 means out of print)
    Entered By: FMM
    BHM ID: 7443

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    or


    # Title: Westclox Material Catalog
    SubTitle: includes a copy of " Westclox Catalog [of clocks] 1969-1970", as well as 1968/69 catalog
    # Author: Westclox,
    # Publisher: General Time
    Keywords: catalog parts-list popular parts
    Other Keywords: Westclox
    Language: ENG
    Notes: Massive (ca.900 mimeographed pages) ringbinder containing detailed parts list (sometimes including exploded parts assembly views) of hundreds of different movements produced by the Westclox division of General time, including Big Ben, BAby Ben, Keywound alarms,Electric alarms, Wall clocks, Decorator Wall clocks, Timers, Children Clocks, Weather Mates, Wrist watches, pocket watches, Atomobile clock
    Edition: 1969? -- Copyright: 1968
    Kind: Manual
    Type: Clock (general)
    Geographic area: USA
    Topic: Repair
    Organization: Brand
    Pages: 900 -- Height in cm: 29
    Print Status: 2 (1 means in print - 2 means out of print)
    Entered By: FMM


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    # Title: Westclox Condensed Repair Material Price List for Spring driven and Electric Clocks, Pocket and Wristwatches
    SubTitle: Sept. 1950 Prices to Retailers
    # Author: Westclox,
    # Publisher: Westclox
    Keywords: catalog clock watch parts
    Other Keywords: Westclox parts pricelist
    Language: ENG
    Notes: Sept 1950 pricelist for repair material by Westclox (Div. of General Time)
    Edition: 1950 Sept -- Copyright: 1950
    Kind: TradeCat
    Type: Timekeeper (general)
    Geographic area: USA
    Topic: Repair
    Organization: Brand
    Pages: 11 -- Height in cm: 22
    Print Status: 2 (1 means in print - 2 means out of print)
    Entered By: fortunat
    BHM ID: 14186
     
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    Thanks, Fortunat Mueller-Maerki, This is the info I sought, Will now begin task of locating copies to acquire. kindest regards...hoo-boy
     
  5. Brian C.

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    hoo-boy,
    eMail me, I may be able to help.
     
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    Thanks I have hit a wall ....hint:mad: someone Needs to write a discourse! PM sent...hoo-boy
     

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