Sangamo, self winding.

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  1. Kevin W.

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    I have only seen two of these clocks for sale locally. Its a type A, is really all i know about this clock at the moment. Its self winding, and i see the escapement at the top of the dial.I dont have it in my possesion,as it was for sale quite a piece from me. My wife,s aunt lived near the seller, so she went and picked it up for me. Hope to get it in the Summer i hope.
    I have two pictures from the seller but wont post them as i dont have permision from the seller to do this.

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  3. Kevin W.

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    Thanks Kurtin Sa for the links. I have been reading a lot from that web site, lots of great information there.
     
  4. Kevin W.

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    I have the tag information now, trying to figure out what i have. No 1124, Type A, Style 5014, 110volts, cycles 25. So with 60 cycles house hold current the clock will run fast. Wonder if some way to work around this?
     
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    Hi KurtinSA.
    So my tag says 25 cycles. what would i have to do to use it with the current hydro, which is 60 cycles?
     
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    Well i looked at the links that were provided and i found out i have the 11 jewel platform escapement. Also i will need to change my motor to one that is 60 cycles.
     
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    So I have just recently acquired one of the 11 jewel clocks as well. Did you ever find a motor? I'm just amazed after researching, the quality of these clocks and such short manufacture. Course cost and price was obviously the problem during the entire life of these clocks. My clock cost $60 in 1926-27! That's crazy, as that's equal to $850 or so today! Anyhow, my clock is missing the dust cover and regulator. I borrowed a regulator from a Illinois parts watch movement, and its running great and winding well.
     
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    Yes i did get a motor and i also got a power cord with a plug, the cord was costly but i am glad with the seller, he has a website on these clocks.
     
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    Great reading about the Sangamo history, Thanks Kurt for posting the links.

    Re the synchronous motors for the Sangamo self winding clocks. They appear in the older Sangamo HG type maximum demand meters.
    I have a 230 Volts 50 Hertz version, and see if I can attach the photo's of the motor.
    There may be still some of the older demand meters around by the local utility, as most electro-mechanical metering is rapidly replaced with the newer electronic meters.

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    Very interesting about these motors.
     

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