E. Howard in Quincy Florida

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  1. Jeff Hamilton

    Jeff Hamilton Registered User

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    Here is a picture of an E. Howard tower clock in Quincy Florida
    http://www.nawcc-ch176.com/db_db_clock111.jpg

    If you would like to see more pictures of the clock please Click Here

    I am sure if other members would just take the time to look around they would find many of these interesting clocks in thier neighborhood's. Many times if you ask the right person they are more than willing to take you up to view the working of the clock.
     
  2. Jeff C

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    The link has some real interesting detail about these clocks. I have to ask though what does the chime switch mechanism do? or how does it operate?
     
  3. gvasale

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    Viewing the photos at the link shows that this clock has been electrified. Synchronous motor is visible behind the escape wheel. The "chime switch" is part of the conversion to enable the clock to strike the bell with a separate motor.
     
  4. gvasale

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    With luck, the crutch and pallets may be in the building, making it possible to make the clock run as manufactured again. Too many times parts removed for these conversions are lost forever.
     
  5. Jeff C

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    This being electrified is that why it doesn't look like there is a verge. Has the motor taken its place. Also Just a guess, is the pendulum and weight non functional on this clock now?
     
  6. Jeff Hamilton

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    Jeff C,

    Yes the clock has been electrified, gvasale has a great eye. The pendulum no longer swings and the weight are not needed, but the clock keeps good time & strikes because of the electric motors.

    Our local chapter was asked to restore the clock, but we do not have the means to get the clock down or a real tower clock expert in our chapter.
     
  7. gvasale

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    You have a PM
     

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