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Weight Driven Standard Electric Master

Frank Manning

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I have this Standard Electric movement that uses a Sangamo motor mounted on the movement to wind up the weights. However that train that gets wound is not connected to the time train. Each train has a pulley on it, so I suppose the weight and cable go somewhere else on pulleys on the case. It is turned on by a mercury switch on the bottom of the movement. Can anyone tell me what this cable system and weight might look like. It does appear to be something that came from the factory.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Frank

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Andrew King

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I have this Standard Electric movement that uses a Sangamo motor mounted on the movement to wind up the weights. However that train that gets wound is not connected to the time train. Each train has a pulley on it, so I suppose the weight and cable go somewhere else on pulleys on the case. It is turned on by a mercury switch on the bottom of the movement. Can anyone tell me what this cable system and weight might look like. It does appear to be something that came from the factory.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Frank

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Tim Orr

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Good evening, Frank!

I am betting that you'll find the weights are to provide power interruption power.

Good luck to you with this project!

Would love to see more pictures!

Best regards!

Tim Orr
 

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