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bandersen 12-23-2009 10:32 PM

WTB: Numechron "TV Clock" 1 RPM CCW motor
 
I recently picked up one of those Pennwood Numechron clocks with a stalled motor.
I popped the back off and coaxed some life out of it, but it's off balance, noisy, and stalls if you look at it cross-eyed.
Anyone have a similar donor motor? I think Syncron makes something compatible. It needs to be 117 VAC, 1RPM and CCW as you look the the shaft.

Here are some pics.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/...af37934252.jpg http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/...359ff8b13c.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2540/...b3d938edbe.jpg

Most I've seen have red, green and blue digits.
This must be the B&W model :)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2777/...22effb74_b.jpg

Thanks!
Bob

Randy Bassham 01-01-2010 12:29 AM

Check with Timesavers, they have a couple of different 1 rpm motors in their catalog. You will have to do some adapting

www.timesavers.com

zenith2134 01-04-2010 12:30 AM

Never seen one but it's pretty awesome imo... Reminds me of a (?) Sears nixie tube clock with a motor-run AC clock in it ... wish I had it but it 'got tossed' in a house cleanout when I was little....

bandersen 01-04-2010 01:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Randy Bassham (Post 2963195)
Check with Timesavers, they have a couple of different 1 rpm motors in their catalog. You will have to do some adapting

www.timesavers.com

Thanks. Yes, they do have some that might work. I also found this Cramer motor from Digi-Key that looks like a good fit: http://parts.digikey.com/1/parts/678...vac-61069.html

Both a bit pricey considering what I paid for the clock though :scratch2: I guess these motors aren't as common as they used to be.
I probably tossed a few myself over the years without thinking about it.

ChrisW6ATV 01-06-2010 03:49 AM

Have you seen the descriptions of getting the motors to run again? I may be thinking of noisy motors versus one that does not run at all, though.

bandersen 01-06-2010 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChrisW6ATV (Post 2963537)
Have you seen the descriptions of getting the motors to run again? I may be thinking of noisy motors versus one that does not run at all, though.

Yes, I saw the thread on noisy clock motors.

I popped off the back and could barely rotate the flywheel. A few squirts of WD40 and lots of manual turning free it up enough to run under it's own power. But like I said it ends to stall and is kinda noisy. I'll try some 3-in-1 in the gearbox and let it run a while longer. Maybe it'll get better. Even so, I wouldn't mind putting in a newer motor. I think this is a pretty early model since it has black digits instead of the common red, green & blue models. Maybe early 50s :scratch2:


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