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Telechron & GE Clocks / Model 455 Hybrid?
« Last post by max9090 on August 25, 2020, 04:43:30 PM »
Ok - I'm pretty sure I either have a Model 402 "Mantel/Chamber" Telechron Model 402 or the love child of a model 402 and a Model 455 "Radio." Any help getting to the bottom f this would be much appreciated!
Model 402 - The base. It's not the Radio's base. It matches the Model 402's base.
                - The weight. I have two "Radios." (Strangely) One weigghed in at 3.4 lb.s and the other at 5.4 lb.s. The 402 weighed in at a
                  whopping 12.2 lb.s.
                - No sweep hand. It does not appear there ever was one. There is a brass nut where the sweep hand is on the "Radio."

Hybrid 402/455 - The indicator opening on the 402 is the same size as the one on the 455.
                 - The hands. The hands are not the pitchfork type seen on early Telechrons. Both of my 455s have different hands. The
                    hands on the 402 are the same as one of the 455's.
                 - The identification on the clock face. I noticed early Telechrons have "Warren Co." printed across the bottom of the
                    face. The 402 says "Warren Telechron Co." just like both 455s.
                  - The back. The back is the later 455 style. Not at all like the early Telechrons (shield, seperate wires, etc.)

AND stranger still, The case is most definietely not a 455 case BUT, unlike the info. I have on the 402, the bottom is sealed so you can not see the movement by holding the clock up and looking into the case. What the Heck!?
Also, I measured the height of all three clocks. Both 455s were 7 1/4" in height. The 402 was shorter BUT it measured in at 7 1/8" (inconsistent with Linz who says the Model 402 is 6 7/8" in height.) |-&
Please help if you can! Thank you.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: 3F65 Iris
« Last post by max9090 on August 25, 2020, 02:52:00 PM »
Thanks again Bill! Huge help!
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: 3F65 Iris
« Last post by Mrbill5 on August 25, 2020, 01:40:30 PM »
I use Gorilla 2 part epoxy.  No other experience with other brands. Take care shaping the fixed area because it is softer than the glass and easy to over sand it.  It kind of disappears when done correctly.  It looks like a water stain on the glass albeit  slightly yellowish. 
I have used the same material to fill in chips on onyx and other stone.  There you can add stone powder as a colorant.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: 3F65 Iris
« Last post by max9090 on August 25, 2020, 01:12:52 PM »
Thank you! The chip is on the edge but I have a few Mirolarms and such with chips. I'm using JB Weld clear. The kind with two parts that are loaded in a syringe type situation. It's more like a paste than a liguid. Is there a better brand of clear epoxy?
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: 3F65 Iris
« Last post by Mrbill5 on August 25, 2020, 07:01:57 AM »
Where is the chip?  On an edge, corner?

What I have done in the past is  make a little dam with painters tape, poured in the epoxy to just more than needed. Allow 24 hrs to Set up, sand to shape, polish with Novus polishes
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Telechron & GE Clocks / 3F65 Iris
« Last post by max9090 on August 24, 2020, 07:36:18 PM »
Hi. I have an Iris with a chip in the glass. I want to fix it and I have heard it can be done with clear epoxy. I have the clear epoxy but I don't know the method or technique. I would really appreciate it if someone could give me some tips on how to proceed. Thanks.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Resilvering mirror clocks
« Last post by Mrbill5 on August 19, 2020, 02:14:52 PM »
Thank-you Pappy.  Your words are most kind.  I have no idea what the pricing would be on a "job."  I have a rough idea for materials per square ft.  The mirror  supplier wants to post my photos on their site and my social media contacts but I do not do social media.  If I get approached by someone I will have to think about it.  No idea how much pent up demand there might be out there. 

Perhaps this group would give me an idea as to how many mirrors they would want resilvered and how much they feel is a fair price.  The shipping costs would be the responsibility of the person requesting work.
I have not tried crystal mirrors yet, there would be a learning curve on my end  making vinyl masks that work each time.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Resilvering mirror clocks
« Last post by Pappy on August 18, 2020, 09:20:50 AM »
You're nearly ready to start charging for this service!  Looking good. @@*
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Resilvering mirror clocks
« Last post by Mrbill5 on August 18, 2020, 07:38:06 AM »
The roses.  Not perfect but better than before.  Learning  more with each piece. The wife liked the shelf clock version, now it is going to go with the other shelf queens.  The alarm clock version is going back on Ebay at a higher price.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Resilvering mirror clocks
« Last post by Mrbill5 on August 17, 2020, 07:52:48 AM »
Found out putting it back together that the face/head assembly will rotate even with the nut under the hands tightened hard.  The black mirror paint which is in contact with the movement must be a lot smoother, less friction than the original.  Otherwise it is finally done. Next are the rose mirror clocks.
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