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jusfine

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10-05-2013 03:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wanted trade clock shop supplies question

If anyone has access to one of the old factory, school or office clocks (see photos for example), I am wiling to swap some exotics, pen blanks, whatever you might need…I even have a surplus of small tools, routers, etc we could discuss…

Would like a metal framed clock with glass cover in running order please, something around the 12” to 15” range would be great.

No Roman Numerals please.

Thanks!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."


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#1 posted 10-06-2013 07:41 PM

I can understand your wanting a clock like you describe, but have you thought about making one that will exhibit your talent? A high-torque movement, some large hands and your own face design could give you a clock up to 18” across. Just sayin’.....

-- Bill, Thomasville, GA

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#2 posted 10-07-2013 05:01 PM

Thanks Bill, the only movements I can find for clocks in our area are all very small, 8” at most, and I really would like a larger one.

My original thought was to build one, but it seems simpler to buy or trade for one…

Thank you for your input though!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#3 posted 10-07-2013 05:07 PM

Have you looked at : www.klockit.com

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#4 posted 10-07-2013 05:17 PM

These people definitely have what you want:

http://www.atsclock.com/

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 10-07-2013 05:28 PM

Why would you not make one? Movements are cheap.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#6 posted 10-07-2013 07:46 PM

Klockit.com has a high-torque movement rated for up to 17.5” hands, so you could make a clock up to three feet across. That might be a bit overkill, but…

The page the link takes you to has links to hands, etc.

-- Bill, Thomasville, GA

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#7 posted 10-07-2013 08:21 PM

Thank you Charlie, this looks like what I need and they are reasonable too.

Thanks for the other suggestions too, sounds like you really want me to build one, but I don’t. :)

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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