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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Cord for Mantle Clock
« Last post by outtatime on October 18, 2019, 11:10:02 AM »
Anyone have a picture of the end. I know an old GE TV repairman. Maybe he can help ID? Greg
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Cord for Mantle Clock
« Last post by Larry on October 16, 2019, 07:52:22 PM »
Those connectors have been the topic of discussion here a number of times in the past, including here: link.  AFAIK, nobody knows of a source for them, but if one buys enough clocks, they will eventually accumulate some.  I have found a few cheap battered parts clocks which had the connectors with them.

Larry
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Cord for Mantle Clock
« Last post by Kid Clock on October 16, 2019, 06:35:30 PM »
http://www.telechron.net/558.htm

Sometimes these older ones have the model number stamped in the wood on the bottom.

From Pappy's dreaded Master List:

558  Geneva 10-16-30 -> 4-1-31  $15-6.50  9,461 (*a)

Notes:

*   Believed to be only sold under the General Electric name

a.  "Balance unbuilt assigned to Telechron + built up with Telechron dials 1936"
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: My $20 8B01
« Last post by outtatime on October 16, 2019, 04:09:42 PM »
Its been a while since I've posted here (like YEARS) but these clocks still have a WOW! factor in my minds eye. That is a gorgeous job! Congrats on your find. I know a guy that has a laser cutter and uses it to trim pieces of wood as inlays. Could this brass be cut in a similar way? Just wondering...
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Cord for Mantle Clock
« Last post by outtatime on October 16, 2019, 04:06:00 PM »
Hi all,
I went for a drive in the country and found a mantle clock at a tag sale. The lady that sold it thought she had the cord that plugged into it. She looked EVERYWHERE and no joy. I'm not quite sure of the model number as it looks a bit worn off. Likely late 1930's? I assume these plug in cords are standard on most wooden mantle clocks. Any place I can find one or even just the female adaptor? Thanks Greg
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Hand removal, Telechron Wall Clock
« Last post by Mrbill5 on October 15, 2019, 04:23:49 PM »
That longer gear rotor is my B2 rotor.  I knew something was different but I could not put my finger on it.  So in the future if my rotor dies I will have to get mine overhauled instead of exchanged and possibly getting a "normal" rotor.
It is very obvious when one inserts the right rotor that it is different.  Oh boy, another variable.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Hand removal, Telechron Wall Clock
« Last post by henny on October 15, 2019, 03:37:22 PM »
Bill,
I grabbed a handful of common B-2's and their gears are .100" long.  There's approx. .010" lateral play and up to about .010" manufacturing variance in position on the shaft.  Some of them touch the raised part of the end cap and other have a tiny gap.  In other words, the end of the gear can protrude between about .10 - .12".

Then I stumbled onto this guy.  It's gear is .14" long and it can stick out to about .15".  I've never noticed this before but it looks like these 9 tooth gears came in a longer size and possibly were unique for slave clock movements.



 
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Hand removal, Telechron Wall Clock
« Last post by Mrbill5 on October 15, 2019, 03:02:44 PM »
Thankyou for your kind words.
You are just the person I need to ask a question.  The 201 clock uses a B2 rotor. It came with a rotor that I had to drill, clean, lube in order to get it to work.  What I ran into is while I was working on the rotor I put in 1 of 2 spare B2 rotors.  The gears on both of the spares did not protrude thru enough to engage the movement gear.  When I put the original back in I noticed the gear was about 1/8" further out as compared to my spares.  It may have been a bit loose but it runs, it is quiet and it keeps time.  Are there B2 rotors that are supposed to protrude more or just the luck of the draw?  There is no way either of my spares would ever work without doing some machining of the movement.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Hand removal, Telechron Wall Clock
« Last post by henny on October 15, 2019, 02:01:26 PM »
Bill,
That's a beautiful clock.  Well done!!!
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Hand removal, Telechron Wall Clock
« Last post by Mrbill5 on October 15, 2019, 09:52:01 AM »
It is done.  Model 201.  Was presented to the first police chief in Waterford Wisconsin.  Ended up hanging in old fire company then went to the seller who put it on Ebay and then me and in my work area.
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