"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Doug Rose, September 05, 2011, 02:20:20 PM
Quote from: Yogisd1 on January 16, 2013, 02:51:08 AMThis one is my favorite. I got it for Christmas years ago. Don't know who makes it, but it was made in '53.
Quote from: Bill on September 07, 2011, 11:04:07 AMOld clocks? This one is a bit different. It is a long-case clock, made in the late 1700s in England. Believe it or not, my wife and I picked it out of snowbank in Nashua, New Hampshire, on a cold January midnight in about 1985, just a few hours before the trash truck would have taken it away. The owners - people we knew, as it turned out - bought it in an antique shop in London in the 1950s and brought it home. However, they were unable to keep it running, got disgusted, and tossed it. At the time, one of my friends was a skilled mechanical engineer who volunteered to look it over - and it has run ever since, chimes and all.It needs some case work that I will probably never do. But it is fun!Bill
Quote from: dsk on April 18, 2013, 02:11:32 PMClocks are not my thing, but i Could not be anything but happy when I was asked if I wanted this BÜRK Clock. It was found when cleaning out at the school were I teach. The clock is the old master clock, and was also controlling the ringing for start and end of lessons. I'm not sure of the age but my guess will be about 50 years.The suspension spring was defect, so I have got a replacement, not the right one, but it seems to work. The original documentation claims an accuracy of +/- 0.7 sec pr day. I hope to I will be able to come close to that.The mechanical clock has an electric rewind, this makes it having a mechanical backup of 12 hrs, and when power comes back it sends minute pulses accumulated to correct the electric slave clocks. Every pair minutes get a positive pulse, and every odd minute get a negative pulse.And my teenager son says it looks completely modern dsk