Postal Telegraph SI-15 (Hammond 341) Illuminated Wall Clock Restoration

cornell9

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I completed restoration of a Postal Telegraph SI-15 (Hammond 341) Illuminated Wall Clock 15-inch glass illuminated metal case wall clock from around 1940. Clock was stripped of paint, de-rusted and repainted. The three chrome pieces were re-chromed by a professional chroming shop (the left chrome piece was previously damaged - the top line of the fin is missing). All electronics and wiring save the motor were replaced (five 7-watt candelabra type LEDs and E12 sockets, new ball socket switch, RF-controlled wireless light switch kit to power on and off the LEDs, original parts saved for sake of completion). This one is definitely a keeper!

Pictured next to the Postal Telegraph clock is the General Electric 1L1215 clock that I restored last year (apologies they are not yet synchronized!).

The final two photos show the clock during restoration - with the repainting of the clock body completed and the 3 chrome pieces de-rusted and stripped of paint but not yet re-chromed.

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cornell9

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Thanks Chris and Dave. Unfortunately it did not have its original Hammond synchronous movement/motor (instead, a Synchron/Hansen motor/movement made in 1979 was installed - worked fine without modification of the 3 original hands, but they drilled 4 holes inside to hold the movement). Would love to find an original motor and movement without having to take it from another clock.
 

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What color black did you use for these cases? Satin, semigloss, powder coat? They look great!!
 
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