Blick Time Recorder Question

Discussion in 'Electric Horology' started by timelyrestorations, May 2, 2020.

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. It's Coming
    Just Two More Days
  1. timelyrestorations

    timelyrestorations Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Jan 26, 2001
    846
    4
    18
    Country Flag:
    Just picked up a Blick Time Recorder in oak case. It has two small gauge wires protruding through the case. What current do these clocks run. Could I just wire a standard 110 plug to the existing wires and see if it runs, or am I going to damage something?

    blick1.JPG blick2.JPG blick3.JPG blick4.JPG
     
  2. RODALCO

    RODALCO Registered User

    Mar 27, 2006
    275
    0
    16
    Male
    Electrician
    New Zealand
    Country Flag:
    I can't see the type of motor attached near the coil.
    At this stage don't wire it up to the 110 Volts mains as most likely you will burn out that coil within seconds.
    Can you take a picture of the actual motor please.

    If you have an Ohm meter, do a continuity check of the coil.
     
  3. timelyrestorations

    timelyrestorations Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Jan 26, 2001
    846
    4
    18
    Country Flag:
    Thanks Rodalco;
    Bear with me, as my electrical knowledge is limited at best. The wiring goes directly to the coils. There does not appear to be a motor. I'm assuming, due to this, that this was powered by a master clock? If so, how complicated would it be to have it self powered?

    coil1.JPG
     
  4. RODALCO

    RODALCO Registered User

    Mar 27, 2006
    275
    0
    16
    Male
    Electrician
    New Zealand
    Country Flag:
    It looks like coils for an impulse to advance or charge a spring to drive the mechanism.
    Most likely 12 or 24 Volts DC.
    It looks that your clock has a pendulum on one of the photo's.
     
  5. timelyrestorations

    timelyrestorations Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Jan 26, 2001
    846
    4
    18
    Country Flag:
    No pendulum, and no spring. It has two "fingers" that are spring loaded and advance the wheel one tooth each time the coils impulse. Here are a few more photos.

    blick6.JPG blick7.JPG blick8.JPG
     
    Kevin W. likes this.

Share This Page