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henny

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My $20 8B01
« on: October 09, 2019, 02:54:43 PM »
Went to a Sunday flea market and found this guy for $20 on the third table.   It was in excellent  shape but missing most of the trim.

Re-trimming these things is a PIA.  I had to cutout a hourglass piece for the L.H. side using a tracing of the original from the R.H. side. Then all the other trim pieces had to be cut and fit..  Those tiny thin pieces on the front were a real challenge since all they are are little slivers of brass.

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Re: My $20 8B01
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2019, 05:57:24 PM »
Sweet!

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Re: My $20 8B01
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2019, 06:20:53 PM »
$20!!!!!   Man I hope the clock police do not come  around and arrest you for getting such a super bargain.  Heck I can't even find a donor clock much less one like yours at my usual haunts.

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Re: My $20 8B01
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2019, 08:37:05 PM »
Wowee!
What this country needs is a good $5 parts clock.

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Re: My $20 8B01
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2019, 09:28:13 PM »
Payback for all you do for other Telechronies.  *^!

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Re: My $20 8B01
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2019, 02:11:09 PM »
Went to a Sunday flea market and found this guy for $20 on the third table.   It was in excellent  shape but missing most of the trim.

Re-trimming these things is a PIA.  I had to cutout a hourglass piece for the L.H. side using a tracing of the original from the R.H. side. Then all the other trim pieces had to be cut and fit..  Those tiny thin pieces on the front were a real challenge since all they are are little slivers of brass.

What are you using for the brass trim? I use 0.010" brass shim stock which is easy to cut with a scissors but a bit thick?  How are you cutting the long pieces?  Inquiring minds want to know.



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Re: My $20 8B01
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2019, 02:49:27 PM »

What are you using for the brass trim? I use 0.010" brass shim stock which is easy to cut with a scissors but a bit thick?  How are you cutting the long pieces?  Inquiring minds want to know.


I used .016" brass for the hourglass, base corners and upper diamond because it's thick enough to shape with a Dremel and it lays flat..  For those thin vertical strips on the front, I used .005" brass.  Those double strips were the worst because they need to be cut to about .030" wide.  They cut easily with scissors but they're so narrow and flimsy it's tough to get them parallel and to lay flat.  There's also not much contact area for adhesive.

I have some brass tape with a peel off backing but that didn't work any better because there just wasn't enough adhesive backing left for it to stick. It also looks more like foil then a metal strip.

Plan B was to use brass paint and a tiny artist brush but paint never looks quite right.

I'm curious how Telechron originally did it.  There probably aren't too many "survivor's" left with original factory trim.

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Re: My $20 8B01
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2019, 07:49:20 PM »
These thin brass embellishments are buggers.  I have rehabbed 2 The Duke ,3F51, which have 4 thin strips on their fronts.  Usually they are missing as on the first clock I did but the second one was missing only one.  I pulled the 3 remaining ones, which came off very readily.  The original brass pieces were very thin, best guess 0.005" thick.  I think I am going to look for some shim stock thinner than the 0.01" brass I presently use.

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Re: My $20 8B01
« Reply #8 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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