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SWCC CAST IRON CASE ROTARY

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JUST FINISHED UP THE RESTORATION ON THIS CLOCK. IT IS SOMEWHAT UNUSUAL IN THAT IT IS A STANDARD TIME ONLY 140 BEAT ROTARY WITH UNIQUE MOUNTING IN THE CASE.
I HAVE ANOTHER OF THE MORE COMMON THREE PLATE ROTARY TIME AND STRIKE MODELS THAT IS IN PROCESS OF BEING RESTORED. THEY HAVE A DIFFICULT TO INSTALL AND ADJUST CONTACT SET UP THAT IS GIVING A BIT OF A PROBLEM TO GET TO FUNCTION RELIABLY.

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This is quite an interesting set up. Did you restore the case as well as well as the movement? Do you know if the movement was original to these clocks? Thanks!
 

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This is quite an interesting set up. Did you restore the case as well as well as the movement? Do you know if the movement was original to these clocks? Thanks!
I did restore the case as well.
For 100% sure this movement is original to the case.
 
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Good evening!

Of course, the resemblance between this and the SWCC Type A is very strong. That is a synchronizing solenoid at the top left, isn't it? Were these sold by SWCC? Is there branding anywhere on the movement or case?

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Tim Orr
 

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Good evening!

Of course, the resemblance between this and the SWCC Type A is very strong. That is a synchronizing solenoid at the top left, isn't it? Were these sold by SWCC? Is there branding anywhere on the movement or case?

Best regards!

Tim Orr
This is a Self Winding Clock Co. standard 140 beat rotary movement and is correctly marked. Not sure why there is any confusion about that.
SWCC sold many different models of these cast iron cases. You can see several in Tran Duy Ly American Clocks volume 2.
They are pretty scarce and most are found in poor condition due to neglect.
This particular model with the standard 140 beat movement is especially difficult to find and the only one I have seen configured this way.
Best regards,
Jim
 
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Very interesting setup! Just curious, was the power source external? Was the intent by SWCC to market this style to upper management offices tied into the synchronizing circuit?
Defiantly a very interesting and unusual clock!
Cheers,
James
 

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They have three removable cast iron panels on the back which are almost always missing. These panels cover compartments for the batteries one left one right and the movement in the center.
On this particular one you can note the two holes drilled for the incoming synchronizing wires near the top. This was most likely an option for the user.
These clocks are shown in factory drawings as part of a system used in homes and or business applications and although I have not found one I assume could be had as slaves.

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Thanks for sharing and providing detail. It's great to get to see photos of this clock!
 

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Very nice and unusual clock. Always enjoy the pictures you post. You find some very interesting clocks and do an excellent restoration.
 

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Very nice and unusual clock. Always enjoy the pictures you post. You find some very interesting clocks and do an excellent restoration.
Thanks for the kind words. I really enjoy saving some of these relics.
 
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