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Waltham electric clock

Jerry Treiman

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I'm sorry to say that I got my young hands on this clock some 50 years ago when I was "learning the trade" in a clock shop*. It was my grandmother's table clock and it had quit working. The easy solution at the time was to convert it to a battery clock. As I changed the battery tonight, along with "falling back", I wondered if it might be possible to restore it to a proper electric clock. I still have what may be the original hands, but not the movement. [Actually, I just looked at the Model 155 movement parts in my 1934 Waltham material catalog, and they do not look at all like I remember the movement, so I think when I installed the battery movement the original was already replaced.] Does anyone know if restored movements are available?
[This clock appears to be the "Gothic" model from the '30s].
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* If this example of my work has anyone worried, I was in high school at the time and did not pursue a career in clock repair. I have stuck with pocket watches where I am more respectful of heritage and originality.
 

Jerry Treiman

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My first impression is it was replaced, from the 60 cycle frequency sticker, attached over what looks like a previous notation.
Thanks for that observation. I just looked again at my material catalog and motor assemblies were available for various current and voltage inputs. Motor 15530 is for 60 cycle, 110 volts, 2 watts.
 
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