Sangamo clock motor

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  1. Kevin W.

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    The motor in my Sangamo clock is 25 cycles. From what i have experienced and learned, is that 25 cycles will not wind the clock main spring, and it needs to be 60 cycles.I have been told the coils of the motor could be rewound to make the motor run at 60 cycles. One shop i asked has told me this will cost 450 dollars.
    I will enquire at a few more shops but thinking perhaps better to just replace the motor, original to Sangamo clocks, with a 60 cycle motor, hope i can find one.
     
  2. David S

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    Can you show a picture of this motor Kevin?

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  3. Kevin W.

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    Here are some pics of the clock with motor attached.

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    Maybe a moderator can move this to the "Electric Horology" section for better exposure.

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    Done.

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  6. Kevin W.

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    Thanks Bangster.
     
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  8. Kevin W.

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    Thanks Kurtin, yes i have found the site and contacted him.
     
  9. Kevin W.

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    I contacted Les again. He says should be no problem getting a motor from his bone yard of old motors that he has. I will post more later and ask questions about repairs sometimes too.
     
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    Update. I bought a motor and a power cord for my clock. I put the motor on and it wound the main spring okay. But clock wont start. Les has been a great help and has said there will be wear in pivot holes. And there is. Also about 12 bushings most likely to put in, and also mentioned pivots will need to be burnished. As these clocks need all the power they can get to run the escapement.
     

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