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David Noble16/01/2020 13:16:05
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Although I have a few tweaks left to do on my first clock, I have challenged myself with a new one. It's based on a 1908 battery clock made by the Reason Murday Company. Lots of fascinating details to struggle with! The photo is my progress so far. I would be interested if anyone knows what a battery would look like from 1908.img_2486.jpg

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Jeff Dayman16/01/2020 13:53:22
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Here's a link about what one dry cell battery of the time looked like.

**LINK**

Michael Gilligan16/01/2020 14:27:44
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Excellent choice, David yes

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Edit: Aspirational pictures here:

https://www.sellingantiques.co.uk/563155/murdays-patent-electromagnetic-clock/

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 16/01/2020 14:31:23

lfoggy16/01/2020 18:16:22
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That looks like the electric balance wheel clock described by John Wilding. I built one a few years ago. It was an interesting build with quite a few challenges. The Hipp Toggle and the electrical contacts were tricky to get right I seem to remember. Enjoy your project. Any questions feel free to pm me...

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David Noble16/01/2020 19:15:24
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Posted by Jeff Dayman on 16/01/2020 13:53:22:

Here's a link about what one dry cell battery of the time looked like.

Wow, thank you Jeff. Tried to google it but couldn't find anything.

David

David Noble16/01/2020 19:16:44
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 16/01/2020 14:27:44:

Excellent choice, David yes

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Edit: Aspirational pictures here:

Thank you Michael,

Aspirational indeed. Should be an interesting build!

David

David Noble16/01/2020 19:18:37
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Posted by lfoggy on 16/01/2020 18:16:22:

That looks like the electric balance wheel clock described by John Wilding. I built one a few years ago. It was an interesting build with quite a few challenges. The Hipp Toggle and the electrical contacts were tricky to get right I seem to remember. Enjoy your project. Any questions feel free to pm me...

It is indeed the John Wilding balance wheel clock, well spotted.

Thank you for your offer of questions, I'm sure there will be many!

David

lfoggy16/01/2020 21:35:01
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How are you going to make the balance spring?

Jeff Dayman16/01/2020 22:22:51
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I sent you a PM David, with some more dry cell stuff just FYI.

David Noble17/01/2020 10:23:23
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Posted by lfoggy on 16/01/2020 21:35:01:

How are you going to make the balance spring?

Well,,,, I tried to make the spring for the first clock that I made, the John Wilding Large Wheel clock but found it difficult to source the correct strip thickness. I could buy thicker or thinner. I did try making a thicker spring but would have needed body building course to wind it up! So I ended up by buying the correct one.

Now, as I can't even find any dimensions for the balance spring, again I have resorted to buying one

David

P.S. your clock looks brilliant, I hope mine is nearly as good.

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