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August Schatz & Sohne Lectronic TSM clock, 1959

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Mid-Century Modern Clocks2 of 84Vintage ball clock styled after iconic George Nelson design multi colored ballsRetro Telenorma battery clock.
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    Posted 3 months ago

    rlwindle
    (96 items)

    This 50's deco clock is based on a much earlier movement from the 20s and 30's. Arthur French Poole developed and marketed the movement until his company went bust and was bought out by Barr Manufacturing in the 30's. The Poole/Barr clock (see picture 4). operated on a 1.5 volt battery, which caused a magnet on the pendulum to swing advancing the clock. Schatz took the idea and added a transistor to it and marketed them as "Lectronic" clocks. Their hope was that this clock would replace their 400 day anniversary clocks, It didn't. Schatz produced two models, this clock and a black floral faced one.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 3 months ago
      This must be the most stylish 50s clocks I have seen, the shape is so good. I love the simplicity of it, and I know for horologists like you Rob the works would make this even better.
    2. rlwindle rlwindle, 3 months ago
      racer4four,
      The only thing wrong with this clock is the pendulum suspension spring was broke and they are not made anymore. I modified one of these,
      https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Morbier-308-Clock-Pendulum-Suspension-Spring-SP-501/263835143891?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
      drilling the smaller hole out and snipping the end with the teardrop hole and made one. The battery compartment was missing it takes a 1.5 volt "D" cell battery so I hooked a pre-made black plastic compartment with battery up to the terminals and off she took. The only other thing wrong with it was one of the leveling leg's screw no longer works, but a well placed penny fixed that.
      Russ
    3. racer4four racer4four, 3 months ago
      Sorry Russ, not Rob.
      You clearly know your clocks :)

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