Clock Identification Help

Superpot

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Hello everyone. I am looking for help in identifying a clock I recently acquired. It appears to be some sort of electric master clock in a nice wooden case but has no makers name on either the case or movement. I believe it to be of English or possibly French origin. It is missing a pendulum which if I can obtain information on it I'd try and make one or source one. The suspension spring was broken but after removing the top hanging section it measures 5 thou thickness. I attach some photos and can supply more if needed. I can only assume the wires are connected to a mains plug but am unsure.
TIA

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Toughtool

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I can only assume the wires are connected to a mains plug but am unsure.
Please do not assume it is mains voltage. That is a good way to burn up a DC coil. Most likely it is a DC circuit or low voltage AC. I hope someone jumps in with the information you need. Joe
 

RODALCO

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That looks like a Synchronome or Gents type 30 seconds impulse movement. They run from low voltage and a current of between 200 and 220 mA. Try a 6 Volts DC supply or battery with a 100 Ohm 5 Watt resistor in series. Check current with a multimeter on Amps DC.
 
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Jmeechie

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I agree with RODALCO above it is a Gents or Synchronome clock. There’s a number of sights in the UK that cover these clocks the voltage as I recall is dependent on the dial and slaves but it should be 3 or 4.5 volts. Here’s a sight with plenty of information Album: Synchronome
Beautiful clock.
Cheers,
James
 

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