American Philco 570 Grandfather Clock Radio

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  1. Sno-twister

    Sno-twister New Member

    Oct 7, 2019
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    Hello, new to the forum.

    I recently acquired a 1931 Philco 570 Grandfather Clock Radio. The clock and radio as well as the case are in fair to good condition, but are in need of restoration. The radio I can do as I have restored a few so far. The clock is another matter. The individual I bought this from said the clock did not work. I want to keep the original time piece if at all possible. There is no markings on the case for the clock other than "start" and "handset". No manufacturer label at all. A search of this forum found a few similar clocks but all were slightly different. I have included a few images. The spin start knob is missing but the gear is in tact. The clock works are very dirty. The coil measures at 760 ohms. I have not applied any power to it as of yet until I am more familiar with it.

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  2. Dan_in_WA

    Dan_in_WA Registered User

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    Have you been able to locate the information you’re looking for, by doing a search of the Philco model number?

    I’m new here too, and don’t want to break the rules about re-direct links so if this response is vague that’s why.

    I’ll send you a PM.
     
  3. Sno-twister

    Sno-twister New Member

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    There does not appear to be a lot of information on the clock works alone. I sent you a PM as well. My sister showed the photos to an Amish clock repair man and he was quite interested in it, but also had no information on the clock. The local clock horologist has been unavailable for some time due to personal issues, so it sits and waits. But that's OK, I'm in no hurry I have the radio and case to restore first.
     

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