Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Hampshire 4B155
« Last post by Mrbill5 on Yesterday at 05:39:40 AM »
No, we still be on friendly terms.  He knows you cannot win them all.  And he has a distraction even bigger than clocks, he rehabs 60s American muscle cars. 
2
Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Hampshire 4B155
« Last post by cable ulysses on August 23, 2019, 10:24:54 PM »
   I found out after the auction that a client of mine who has a collection of clocks , in the hundreds,  was bidding on it.  Only because he got distracted I was able to win the auction at a non obscene price.  It is by far the rarest clock that I own.

Correction.  Former client.   ;) ;)
3
Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Hampshire 4B155
« Last post by Mrbill5 on August 23, 2019, 09:46:33 PM »
 The rotor is a BF, 36 tooth.  When I opened the clock I thought it was a H3 rotor.  Surprise!!
Do not know anything else about the rotor, should have taken a picture of it.  Lickily it is pretty quiet.

My wife really likes the mirrored clocks and the stone clocks.  I do too.  When I showed her the picture of the clock she said " ooh, me like."  I found out after the auction that a client of mine who has a collection of clocks , in the hundreds,  was bidding on it.  Only because he got distracted I was able to win the auction at a non obscene price.  It is by far the rarest clock that I own.
4
Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Hampshire 4B155
« Last post by Pat_L on August 23, 2019, 05:50:43 PM »
Mr. Bill,
Thanks for posting the pictures of the 4B155.  I was the first bidder at $11 and was hoping that no one else would see it, but it didn't work out this time.  Anyway, it went to a good home.

The rotor looks like it has a short stubby shaft.  Is that true?  And did you note, or do you remember the M number of the rotor?

Thanks,    Pat L.
5
Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Hampshire 4B155
« Last post by Mrbill5 on August 23, 2019, 12:16:48 PM »
More
6
Telechron & GE Clocks / Hampshire 4B155
« Last post by Mrbill5 on August 23, 2019, 09:18:15 AM »
I just purchased this very nice 4B155 Hampshire clock to be added to my collection.  The onyx case was in really good shape, 2 small chips which I fixed with clear epoxy and the feet had to be reglued.  2 surprises.  Since this was a 40s era clock I was expecting  a H3 rotor. Nope.  Guess by the B in the model number I should have known a B rotor.  And the brass bezel was a single piece instead of the more common concentric face bezels.  So for now it is in my desk area keeping time.
7
Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Green Paint for Garcon
« Last post by Larry on August 21, 2019, 03:30:39 PM »
I brought jadeite green clock cases with me to Walmart a couple of years ago and compared the colors with all of the paint colors on the shelves and didn't see anything that matched well.  Perhaps they didn't have the Sage green color.  I am not very skilled  at color matching. 

Larry
8
Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Green Paint for Garcon
« Last post by Mrbill5 on August 21, 2019, 03:11:45 PM »
I am pretty sure it is Krylon sage green.  This was my 3d clock that I overhauled and the wife wanted a green one.  Did a crappy job on repairing some cracks. 
9
Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Green Paint for Garcon
« Last post by Mrbill5 on August 21, 2019, 02:53:10 PM »
I have used a sage green Krylon on 2 or 3 clocks that look like aged green.  Will have to dig in my photos to post a specimen.
10
Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Words of wisdom, my first Revere
« Last post by Mrbill5 on August 21, 2019, 02:50:40 PM »
 Well I bailed.  I really looked at the movement, tried to mentally take it apart and realized it is beyond my capabilities.  I have hired Ray Manno to overhaul the movement.  My part of the deal will be refinishing the cabinet, polishing the brass bezel, easy stuff.  Since I will have a lot of money invested in this clock I will be keeping it, no flipping this one on Ebay.  It will be my only chimer.  My SO's birthday is coming up soon and she will be getting it as a present and for both of us to enjoy.
The clock has a functional B13 rotor in it.  It was actually pretty quiet, I am guessing it was a replacement.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk