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FAO Schwarz Custom Mechanism

ElectricTime

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Sep 28, 2002
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Custom mechanism using stepper motors and custom software for the new FAO Schwarz store in NYC. We modified the design of one of our #4 tower clock movements for this special application.

At the top of the hour the mechanism goes crazy - then indexes to 12.00.00 and then proceeds to the correct time.

The mechanism uses slotted shafts (keyways) to keep the hands in sync and we cut the clock hands on our in house waterjet.

We had made a much simpler custom mechanism for many of their earlier stores.

We made a short video below (sorry for the poor editing - I struggle with Adobe Premier Pro).




Here is a Fox video on the store opening (much better editing)

 

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