Street clock

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  1. Henry Parker

    Henry Parker Registered User
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    Feb 21, 2019
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    I am the happy owner of a Seth Thomas street clock works after its collision w/ a truck. Number 2442, model # ¿ 5 ?. The factory hand written record does not appear to match what I have. I have repaired the damage and mounted the works in a ‘grandfather case’ ; it operates with a 10# line pull and a 6 lb pendulum.

    My questions:

    1. What were the original line pulls and pendulum weights; pictures seem to suggest line pulls of 20-30 lbs and pendulums of 20 lbs. Why?

    2. Any source of information on the switch mechanism to operate the electric dial lights?

    3. Is there a source of replacement suspension springs or does one make a replacement (nothing listed on Time Savers seems to match ).
     
  2. Peter A. Nunes

    Peter A. Nunes Moderator
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    Pictures will be very helpful. Where was this street clock located? When was it damaged? How badly damaged was the case?
     
  3. Henry Parker

    Henry Parker Registered User
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    I understand that the clock was at the ferry landing in Beacon, New York, when it was destroyed by a collision w/ a truck. The only information that I have is that the only part salvaged was the clock works; but that may be incorrect. I do not have the event date here, but may be able to recover it in another file. Picture attached image.png : clock works.JPG image.png G'father clock.JPG
     
  4. Peter A. Nunes

    Peter A. Nunes Moderator
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    Thanks very much! Good to hear that this wasn't a recent event.
     

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