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Telechron & GE Clocks / 1H912 repair
« Last post by Pappy on Yesterday at 04:18:35 PM »
Not much to say.  My friend had this beauty in his garage/man cave for years.  The rotor was squealing.  Lucky for them, he knew me.  The back plate on this one is aluminum I think.  Actually, the front plate (the dial) is aluminum too.   Neither one is steel anyway.  I think this means it wasn't a wartime clock because steel was the replacement metal of choice during the War (think pennies).  Anyhow, is that dial nice or what?




My big contribution was rebuilding the back nail slot with JB Weld so he could hang it up again.  I did a nice job--trust me.

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Vintage Appliances / Re: Magnavox 1ST625 Stereo Console
« Last post by 19and41 on Yesterday at 02:33:58 PM »
after operating the unit for awhile, The Original receiver's  (one of 3 modular assemblies that make up the stereo) FM band drifted and could not be aligned back into spec.  To this end, I found a likely replacement unit on Ebay.  It was substantially off frequency as well, but it was able to be brought back into line.  I intend to restore the other receiver to proper operation.  The audio amplifier is working great though.  I was told that digital audio would sound weak on the console, but it performs better with it than my component stereo.  It has been worth the time and effort it has cost.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: 3H77 Advocate Texileather Preservation
« Last post by Pappy on April 17, 2018, 06:21:23 AM »
Looks like a brand new Advocate.  Good work!
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: 3H77 Advocate Texileather Preservation
« Last post by jon.ing@verizon.net on April 16, 2018, 12:13:06 PM »
Here is a picture of the finished project. That is not a smudge on the face, just a reflection.  My wife did the following to get the Textileather in to decent shape.

1) She coated the surface with a leather furniture restorer.  She told me that the Textileather is more like paper, so she applied only a light amount, twice.  The idea was to soften the material as much as possible, before gluing it down.  The restorer had only a limited effect, as this isn't real leather, but it did get the surface looking better, and a little more pliable. She then covered the clock body with wax paper to keep dust from sticking to it while it dried.

2) She glued down the peeling pieces with rubber cement, which was the most non caustic glue she could think of.

It came out pretty well, and I am hoping it holds up for a while.
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Other Clocks / Re: GE 8113 - Time Scan
« Last post by Kid Clock on April 13, 2018, 10:22:01 PM »
I thought I would resurrect this thread that was popular in the past...
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Revere R-138 Mantel Clock
« Last post by skruft on April 10, 2018, 06:45:45 PM »
Thanks for posting. I had never seen one before.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Revere R-138 Mantel Clock
« Last post by Timezoo on April 10, 2018, 01:33:39 PM »
Unique and stylish, I like it!!  This was a very expensive clock even in it's time.  More than twice the cost of the Telechron Model 431 Modernique. 
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Revere R-138 Mantel Clock
« Last post by Pat_L on April 10, 2018, 09:35:22 AM »
Good work C/U.
It's a great and very rare clock.  Are you a collector of Revere clocks?
I'm glad that it went to a good home.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Revere R-138 Mantel Clock
« Last post by cable ulysses on April 09, 2018, 09:54:55 PM »
There's no accounting for taste, but this clock has appealed to me for years ever since I saw it in a 1929 Revere "Observatory Time" catalog that came to me along with an auction lot of Telechron/GE catalogs.

I was pretty sure I never would see one.  Silverdollar Productions only made fleeting mention of it (scroll down four clocks):

http://silverdollarproductions.net/rc-id-2.html

One appeared last week on Shopgoodwill, out of Sacramento.  Although I had to give towards the high end of the range I had estimated, it was only a couple of hundred dollars more than a price that would have been a steal, so I was happy when I won.  (I had put in a preemptive amount, and it could've gone much higher and still I would've won it.)

It arrived a few days ago and was better than expected.  For starters, it works fine, even the chimes which are in tune, even, and all hammers operating.  It appears to have been worked on in 1975, from a sticker on the inside back door.  It has a later aluminum B rotor.  The case needs a little work because the wooden face has been refinished, with drips.  That won't take much work.  There is only one small chip near the "8".  The zebrawood is nice.  The catalin feet and ornament may have started out lavender, but they are now marbled butterscotch, which I won't be working to change.  I need to work a bit on the numbers; someone painted over them with silver paint.  But it looks pretty good (from 10 feet!) so that's not a priority for me.  I'm just going to put it out and run it and enjoy it.

It is missing the chime key, but I already ordered a replacement.  There is a short chime shaft sticking out of the between the "11" and the power loss flag hole.  That had not been apparent in the pictures I've seen. 

It has the standard large Revere movement with a serial number in the 138,000 region.  So I take it that it was most likely first sold in 1930.  (Many references to Revere serial numbers on the Internet)

This is a fabulous clock, although I can imagine it's not for everyone.  I'm really glad it survived and glad I will be able to enjoy it for its next 90 years.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Model 8040 G3 -- What?
« Last post by skruft on April 09, 2018, 08:49:15 PM »
I have one something like that.  I do not know the history but have assumed it was from some sort of industrial control panel.  There are all sorts of interesting clocks like that. and nothing written about them as far as I know.
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