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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Paint for a Chef
« Last post by Larry on December 01, 2019, 07:10:02 PM »
I stopped at an Ace Hardware store today with the part.  The closest color they had was khaki, which is much more brown than I would prefer, but I I plan to use it because I do not want to make a large project out of matching the paint for this clock.  It is not an exciting enough clock.

Thank You


Larry
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Paint for a Chef
« Last post by Pappy on December 01, 2019, 06:36:26 AM »
It's the color of concrete.  Maybe anti-graffiti paint?
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Paint for a Chef
« Last post by Larry on November 30, 2019, 08:06:02 PM »
I just bought a 2H18 Chef ()ebay link which has some bad of scratches on the painted front part.  Has anyone here found a color of spray paint or perhaps a paint marker which is a good match for the original color?

Thank You
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: 8H59 - Musalarm
« Last post by Kid Clock on November 24, 2019, 11:18:52 AM »
Well... it's time to put this at the top of the stack... once again.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Eroded part lube?
« Last post by Kid Clock on November 22, 2019, 08:15:01 PM »
I remember opening up a 355 and finding the entire movement totally dry and clean.  Not a speck of grease or oil.  Just a trace of very light dust and some nice shiny brass gears...
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Eroded part lube?
« Last post by Mrbill5 on November 22, 2019, 06:49:09 PM »
After these replies I am modifying my lube procedures.  Really going to minimize the amount of oil used.  Great to have access to input from a diverse group of folks.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Interesting rotor
« Last post by Mrbill5 on November 22, 2019, 06:42:09 PM »
Picked up a Strike clock mostly for the crystal. The crystal is going in a higher profit clock to be sold on Ebay.  Took the clock apart and right away noticed the rotor was modified at some time with a large soldered on access disc.  When I tried the clock to get a feel for the rotor health it was dead silent in running.  There was a bit of oozing on the front of the rotor.  At first I thought it was a screw in port but this disc is soldered.
I am going to now have to rehab the 6B15 clock.  It had almost no wear on the movement and it gonged correctly on the hour and half hour.  Going to make it pretty and make it a long term possible gift for someone.  Worth the $10 purchase price.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Eroded part lube?
« Last post by Pappy on November 22, 2019, 03:20:18 PM »
(...and never oil gear or pinion teeth.)
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Eroded part lube?
« Last post by Pappy on November 22, 2019, 03:19:15 PM »
I agree with the other forum members that, for the most part, oil is a big no-no.  I've spent a lot of time with 90% isolpropyl alcohol and a q-tip removing congealed grease and oil.

My one exception is where the loss of power flag shaft passes through the bushing in the clock body. When I find that a flag is getting hung up, I use a drop of light grade clock oil and then work the flag back and forth.

See how we're all different?  My master told me to always oil pivots, grease large surfaces (like springs) and NEVER oil gravity parts.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Eroded part lube?
« Last post by henny on November 22, 2019, 10:31:06 AM »
Here is a basic question.

Were the clock movements straight from the factory lubricated?

We know the rotors were lubed/oiled.

Bill,
That's a good question.  I grabbed a sampling of around 10 old movements and I don't see any signs that they were ever oiled from the factory. The only exception were the H-3 movements but I believe that a tiny amount of residual oil gradually seeped out of the rotor's pinion gear from decades of heat/use.

I usually like to give the bushing hole closest to the rotor just a light touch of oil (not even a drop).  I'm 99% sure the old B style time only movements were never oiled. Those movements are bullet proof.
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