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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Last post by shipnerd on Yesterday at 10:42:31 AM »
It's not a movie, but I was scrolling through this article about the restoration of a rare 1960 Holiday House Geographic travel trailer, and while scrolling though the pictures saw a 3F51 Duke on the counter in the bathroom.
Telechron & GE Clocks / Early Black 2H07 Buffet
« Last post by Larry on October 16, 2018, 09:23:16 AM »
I bought this black 2H07 Buffet: ebay link a few weeks ago for $35 plus shipping.  I expect that the small chunk missing from the side of the case scared away some prospective buyers.  I tried to repair the damage with Milliput black epoxy putty with limited success.  The case on this clock is not bakelite or plaskon.  I do not remember what the material is called.  I cheated a bit on the polishing and gave it a rub with black Kiwi shoe polish which made the case darker and shinier.  The H-rotor has the old style wings on it.

This model seems to rarely appear in black, and I don't think that the Linz book even mentions black as one of the colors.  Now I need ivory and blue.


Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: coil ratings question
« Last post by henny on October 11, 2018, 09:42:42 AM »
Check your PM
Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: coil ratings question
« Last post by henny on October 10, 2018, 02:49:48 PM »
A #12 coil is rated for 20 VAC.  (Probably was originally from a Nutone or Rittenhouse door bell clock).

I hope you didn't burn out the coil.  They are extremely scarce.  If it measures around 23 ohms it's probably a survivor.
Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Ivory lamp cord?
« Last post by Pappy on October 10, 2018, 01:05:17 PM »
8 feet of ivory cord with plug?  $2.75.
8 feet of ivory cord--no plug?  $4!   ^@`
Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: coil ratings question
« Last post by cable ulysses on October 10, 2018, 10:05:37 AM »
Somewhere on the forum there are data on the coil markings.  If memory serves, the number on the coil relates to the number of turns or possibly the dc resistance, diminished by a factor of ten.  Most or all of the "normal" 120 volt clocks have number from, say, 60 to 75.  correlates to a dc resistance of 700 ohms more or less.  You can measure this with an ohmmeter as a check.  That will be a coil for 120 volt power. 

I haven't seen a coil marked 12-D, but I'd guess it's set up for 24 volt operation.  Check with an ohmmeter.  Either it will be open if you fried it or I'd guess it would show dc resistance of 100 to 200 ohms:  too low for 120 volt operation.  If it's a lot less, the insulation is likely burned internally and there is an internal short.

In any event, it's time to replace it with a known good 120 volt coil.

Good luck.

Telechron & GE Clocks / coil ratings question
« Last post by dudlydoo on October 10, 2018, 09:51:56 AM »
Picked up a 12 inch dial wooden case Telechron.
Coil had a 12-D number printed on it.
I plugged it in before I noticed that, and it started to smoke.
I need to know if this is a different voltage coil than the usual. If I ruined it, I have extra coils and I would need to use a different coil anyway to run this clock if I either ruined it or need to switch to 120 volts.
   Anybody know here??
 Its a full size B rotor with the usual gear on the shaft end.
The rotor works on my test stand at 120 volts, and goes around once in sixty seconds, so ???
Telechron & GE Clocks / Ivory lamp cord?
« Last post by Pappy on October 09, 2018, 08:08:04 AM »
Anybody know where to get vinyl, ivory lamp cord in the 21st Century?   ???
Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Its been a recent get GE 368 Westminster Chime
« Last post by outtatime on September 27, 2018, 08:55:55 PM »
Hi guys,
This group never ceases to amaze me with its helpfulness and generosity. With twins and staying at home with them now I completely forgot about this clock, however a package arrived today and it was the chime movement from Pat! AWESOME! Thank you so much!! I will have to make a few hours free to get this up and running. I'll keep you all posted. The kids are gonna love this! Cheers, Greg  /,\
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