A LARGE BALANCE WHEEL ELECTRIC CLOCK

by JOHN WILDING

Wheels to be crossed out / Pinions supplied on stubs to be cut off and fitted to arbor

 1/2/3 or 4 pinions on one stub  PHOTO

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This clock is based on the Murday-Reason battery electric clock manufactured in Brighton at the beginning of the last century. I have however introduced several modifications to the original clock. The balance staff in my design runs in ball races and I have simplified the mechanical arrangement for the drive to the hands. In addition I have made an alteration to the general design of the frame to both simplify the constructions and increase the height slightly. Some of these modifications have been introduced deliberately to discourage attempts at producing fake copies of the original. I am often asked by various societies to do this. This is an impressive clock and the oscillation of the large balance wheel is spectacular in its action. The clock employs the 'Hipp' toggle principle to maintain the swings of the balance, and runs off a 3 volt battery supply. The machining can be carried out on the Myford ML 7 or a lathe of equivalent size. The largest diameter to be accomodated is the 5" diameter balance. Full descriptions of all parts of the construction are given in the manual including winding the coils. Details and addresses of the suppliers of the materials are given in the text and the balance spring is 

The manual contains 36 pages with over 104 drawings and  illustrastions                                                                   J Wilding

Cutters Module 0.45                                                                                                                          

 

 

 

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 Photo by kind permission of Mr J Wilding
CUT WHEELS & PINIONS

wheels and pinions are made to order

 

ITEM

      p
HOUR WHEEL 14. 00
REVERSE MINUTE WHEEL 14. 00
WORM WHEEL 15. 50
CROWN WHEEL 35. 00
PINION  16 LEAF 16. 00
PINION  20 LEAF 19. 00
WORM            OUT OF STOCK 35. 00
BOOK 30. 00
BALANCE SPRING        37. 50
BALANCE WHEEL RING 25. 50
BEARING SET 21. 00
5.1/8" DIAL    Photo see photo