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Electric Clock Motor Product Description
Electric Clock Motor Product Description is about how we offer these units and how they will come to you. These units come as the motor only and nothing else as the intent is a replacement unit for your existing clock.
Replacement Electric clock movements and motors do not come with the hands or mounting hardware. These are sold as to replace worn units for repair on the existing clocks, so these parts would be used from the old unit. If you need hands for a electric clock motor, it may be necessary to modify some high torque quartz movement hands to fit the electric unit by means of filing and modifying the minute hand hole. This is because the electric movement hands are hard to come by and usually are not in production any longer.
It is pretty easy to modify high torque quartz movement hands to fit the Hansen units. All that is required is to file the minute hand hole some with a needle file so it will fit on the hand shaft of the Hansen unit, the hour hand will fit fine.
Antique Electric Clock Issue
Antique Electric Clock Issue is unfortunately most of those wonderful electro-mechanical shelf clocks from the 1930s through the mid 1960s have motors that are now unobtainable. Some of those units were very impressive, combining the electrical motor with a quality brass movement and hence eliminating the requirement of winding the clock for it to function.
Its a shame really, but often the only thing an owner of such a clock that needs a motor can do is throw it in the trash. If someone was very persistent in getting it operational they may find someone to rewire the coil or find a rotor that is good from another clock and piece it together. We at clockworks.com do not perform such service however. We found it is often unsuccessful and would need to charge way to much for this to happen. In the end the clock would still be left with a motor that is 60 years old or whatever and this is not reliable in the future long run.
Alternate units you may consider if your stuck on keeping the clock case at least include a new wind up movement or battery operated. These conversions are explained more in detail in another section. However these usually require modifications the clock dial, as the wind up unit will need holes in the dial to wind the clock. The battery units will require the hand shaft hole in the dial to be 3/8 wide and would usually need to be drilled out no matter what way you go.
Either way you must really like the clock to chase it, and then also at the same time know that the whole plan has a possibility ending unsuccessful. An error in drilling the dial out for example could render the dial useless and most likely that dial is unobtainable, therefore the dial, movement, all this is now gone. Your left with a wood case with nothing to do. Sad story but it is what it is and you maybe best to just buy a new clock if it gets to that point.
Electric Clock - Mechanical Substitutes
Electric Clock - Mechanical Substitutes
The 8 day wind up Hermle 130-678 or 130-627 can be easily mounted in most tambour style clock cases to replace an obsolete electric motor. As it is a back wind unit there is no concern with the winding arbor configuration in the dial as in a front wind unit.
The 130-678 unit is a bell strike unit that comes with the bells preinstalled. This unit is the easiest to adapt to an obsolete electric clock movement. The winders are on the back, the strike is self contained on the movement so there is no chime block to buy, all you need is a different set of hands and the ability to mount this to the case with 3 wood screws.
The 130-627 unit is a bottom 3 hammer strike, so if your current electric movement has three rods below, this will work with it. If you have anything other than this as far as the strike goes, you would need to also get the chimeblock and rods with the movement. This unit will take chime block style A with 3 rods and most likely 7 inch length on the longest rod, and get be ordered at this link.
The length of the rods does not matter so much, just the longer the rod the deeper the tone. You will also need new hands for your new movement, any of the German mechanical clock hands you see at the top of this link
Hansen Electric #A-43RAHansen Synchron Motor to replace bad units. 1RPM, 60CC. Complete with a 10 tooth pinion. This unit's pinion rotates to the right, clockwise.
- 1-4 Units $49
- 5-11 Units $45
- 12+Units $39
Hansen Bottom SetBottom set electric clock movement. Movement is 5" high x 3" wide x 1 15/16" deep. Handshaft is the shaft that the hands go on, from the front plate of the movement all the way out.
- 1-4 Units $59
- 5-11 Units $55
- 12+Units $49
Golden HourGolden Hour replacement clock motor supplied with a 27 tooth gear. 110 Volts 60 cycles
- 1-4 Units $79
- 5-11 Units $75
- 12+Units $69
Spartus 58Replacement Electric Clock Motor Movements Spartus model 58 electric time pendulum clock movement. Pendulum included but is optional. Chime rod, mounting hardware and hand nut NOT included. 120V, 60Hz
- 1-4 Units $19
- 5-11 Units $18
- 12+Units $17
- 1-4 Units $55
- 5-11 Units $49
- 12+Units $45
- 1-4 Units $25
- 5-11 Units $21
- 12+Units $18