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    Posted 2 months ago

    JSP2912
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    So I myself have not done any searching for info on this item. It was recently given to me by my nephew who took it off a wall in a rental of his. A buddy did some searching and said that this was some kind of clock motor is what he got out of his search. If anybody could confirm that or maybe knows of another purpose please share. My first guess was some kind of Morse Code communication device???????

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 months ago
      Have you ruled out it being for a wall mounted telephone?
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 months ago
      It is certainly a clock *motor* that operates a camswitch assembly of some sort (the dial looking thing with the little fingers over it) and that's probably a relay in the center beside it that'd actuate *something* with wall socket voltage -- the black thing opposite the motor would be a line current filter so it wouldn't mess with other electrical things. Now exactly **WHAT** it timed/controlled is a whole buncha different questions ENTIRELY...? <groan> Does the motor have an RPM speed on it, that could be a clue to begin with?
    3. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 months ago
      Could it be some type of timer switch?
    4. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 months ago
      You said that your nephew took it off a wall in a rental of his. Can you give us more information on the rental?

      As AnythingObscure has already confirmed, it has a clock motor. You can find many examples of Telechron motor powered clocks here: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/clocks/telechron/stories

      It looks like the dual cam switch the clock motor is attached to could be adjusted for 1-7 intervals (minutes? hours?). Assuming that the cams rotate clockwise, there would be a sudden drop at the on/off position for one of the two cycles followed by a gradual lift to on/off

      Perhaps the dual cam switch powered an electromagnetic high-voltage(?) contact switch?

      I'm just guessing. I haven't seen anything like it before. More context with some history on the use of the rental could be helpful.

    5. JSP2912 JSP2912, 2 months ago
      Sorry Bruce, I have nothing on the rental. It was a house divided into 2 apartments. From memory I’d guess the house was built in the 70’s roughly. Honestly If I had anymore info I would share it in hopes of understanding the mystery of its functionality.
    6. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 months ago
      That device looks a good bit older than 1970's -- I'd say much more 1940's by its construction and wiring. I'm seeng a strip of screw terminals at its bottom where other wiring could be connected to it, are they numbered or labeled or anything?
    7. Solitaire00 Solitaire00, 2 months ago
      for combo in wall clock and door bell....
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telechron
    8. JSP2912 JSP2912, 2 months ago
      Anything, It does have a row of numbers with contact points 1-4.

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