English Identification needed

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  1. Puddlejumper

    Puddlejumper New Member

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    I found this in the roof space of a 1930's factory that is being developed.
    I'm sure it is a clock mechanism because it has a pendulum and one of the
    brass cogs is marked up to 60. Any info gratefully received
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    I love the 'turn this around sometimes'.
     
  2. Willie X

    Willie X Registered User

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    I like those instructions too. But, I have never seen that on any of the turret clocks I have worked on. Maybe someone will be familar with these instructions.

    It's an electric turret clock, made to drive 4 dials. Looks to be a smallish one. There is probably a brass or aluminum plate attached to the frame and/or the motor housing. This will help to identify your clock. It once had a matching outboard part to each universal joint, 4 drive shafts and 4 motion works. Each motion work attached to the back of each dial with the handshafts going through the dials just like on a regular clock, except lots bigger. WIllie X
     
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  3. randall977

    randall977 Registered User

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    It really lovely - sorry can't help identify it. I agree the instructions are great - so English!
     
  4. Alan

    Alan Registered User
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    You have a Gent's Pulsynetic waiting train turret movement. Looks to be in beautiful condition. There is a lot of information on the internet. It is essentially a slave clock with a beautifully designed drive mechanism for the hands. The waiting train pendulum moves the hands one half minute in about 27 seconds and then waits a few seconds for the next 30 second pulse to start moving the hands again. A master clock sends the 30 second pulse. Hence the "time train" is "waiting" to be started every 30 seconds.

    I have had one of these for several years. Lovely to watch in operation. But quite loud!
    And yes I do turn that wheel around sometimes.
    Alan

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  5. zedric

    zedric Registered User

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    Fascinating. Can you explain what the purpose of turning the disk round is?
     
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  6. Puddlejumper

    Puddlejumper New Member

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    Thanks chaps. Very interesting as I've never heard of them and I don't suppose many have.
    I have the weight for the pendulum but no dial. I'm going to trawl the net for info and see if I can
    get it working because I think it's an amazing piece of machinery.
    I may be back to pick some brains if that would be ok.
     
  7. Puddlejumper

    Puddlejumper New Member

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    Agreed Zedric. I want to know what it does too.
     
  8. Puddlejumper

    Puddlejumper New Member

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    I've got another question guy's/gals/lgbt's and others. I have a Gents clock from the same place as the
    Pulsynetic machine and also a bell.
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    The label on the bell is
    PULSYNETIC CLOCKS
    WARNING
    When this bell is lightly struck
    each half minute
    THE CLOCK BATTERY
    REQUIRES RE-CHARGING
    If this automatic warning is
    neglected YOU will be to blame
    "DO IT NOW", OR THE BATTERY WILL FAIL YOU.

    Would there have been a connection between the Turret clock, the Gents clock,
    a slave, and the bell ?
     

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