Western Union self-winding clock

From: Paul Koning <pkoning_at_equallogic.com>
Date: Tue Sep 21 13:39:11 2004

>>>>> "FaLLnAnGeL" == FaLLnAnGeL <FaLLnAnGeL889_at_aol.com> writes:

 FaLLnAnGeL> Hi, My dad has one of those self winding clocks, and i
 FaLLnAnGeL> was wondering if you could point me in the direction of
 FaLLnAnGeL> finding a wiring diagram for it? thanks for your time

Self-winding? Do you mean an electrically powered pendulum clock?
That could be a Synchronome or something analogous.

Not much to it. It's basically a switch connected to a solenoid.
There probably are two bolts or the like on it, where you'd connect
the power. Try a flashlight battery (a couple if one isn't enough),
or, if you're paranoid, a regulated power supply with current limiting
so you can avoid generating smoke if there is a short somewhere.

If it's a Synchronome, a beautiful reference (if you can find it, I
believe it's out of print) "Electrical Timekeeping" by Frank
Hope-Jones, the inventor of that technology.

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