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motor for a reallly big clock ?


 
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jCarroll
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:40 am    Post subject: motor for a reallly big clock ? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I want to build a clock using old barn lumber for the face - maybe 4 or 5 feet in diameter. To go on our stone chimney above the fireplace. AC power is available.

I've contacted one clock company, and their best offering is a battery motor which would operate a 24" diameter works.

Anybody got leads on where I could get a motor/mechanism for a clock of this scale.

Thx in advance.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: motor for a reallly big clock ? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hello jCarroll,

Here is a link for you.
If you don't find it there, you can call them
@ 1-800-328-8996,

Guido.
clock company

 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:22 pm    Post subject: Re: motor for a reallly big clock ? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Here's another clock suplier.

Steve A W
Klockit

 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:27 pm    Post subject: Re: motor for a reallly big clock ? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

And another.
Waynes neon clocks

 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:06 pm    Post subject: Re: motor for a reallly big clock ? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You will need a whole movement, for a like a tower clock. I used to service, sell , install that type of clock. The last link to American time, will probably get you right stuff.
the movement will probably be 10 -12 inches or so, going to have to have room for it. Good luck.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:20 pm    Post subject: Re: motor for a reallly big clock ? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Here is a link to the size movement you are looking for.
Electric street clock movement

 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: motor for a reallly big clock ? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This brass clock movement was in the tower clock of a tall building in Riverside NJ. Someone stole it years ago, and it was found a few years back and now resides in the town museum elevator which is in the tall building in Riverside.

 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:16 pm    Post subject: Re: motor for a reallly big clock ? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Why not just gear down an AC motor, it's just a math problem!
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: motor for a reallly big clock ? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Diydave wrote:
(quoted from post at 19:16:04 02/06/13) Why not just gear down an AC motor, it's just a math problem!


If the OP is going to go that route, I would think it would work better to run something like a DC motor so if the clock is fast or slow, the RPMs could be adjusted to correct it.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:58 pm    Post subject: Re: motor for a reallly big clock ? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This looks exactly like what I had in mind.

Thanks for what I learned today (tower clocks).

jC
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:25 pm    Post subject: Re: motor for a reallly big clock ? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You cant just gear down. You need a speed regulator, something like a governor. Because ,if not,any small change in the voltage or even in temperature, will modify the speed.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:38 am    Post subject: Re: motor for a reallly big clock ? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

12:00 BLINK 12:00 BLINK
12:00 BLINK 12:00 BLINK
12:00 BLINK 12:00 BLINK

who's gonna reset this thing

gonna take a big roll of black tape to cover that
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:42 am    Post subject: Re: motor for a reallly big clock ? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

And what I learned today is .................

the movement and hands for a 4' clock will be about $950

might have to sell a tractor - NOT
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:03 am    Post subject: Re: motor for a reallly big clock ? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

wonder if you could find a clock from the old standard gas stations. they used to have a huge bill board with a clock on it, prolly 6 0r 8 feet across.
 
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