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Bryans Clock machine

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:11 pm
by mei-mei
Hi all, I have just bought what might be a white elephant, but looks suspiciously like a Bryans clock! It is absolutely rusty and I am trying to work out which of the bolts I need to undo to remove the mechanism in one go. All suggestions will be appreciated, except for the rude ones!!! Thank you, Mei-mei

Re: BRYANS CLOCK MACHINE

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:34 pm
by coppinpr
at the risk of repeating myself !TWWP!


:lol:

Re: BRYANS CLOCK MACHINE

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:51 pm
by mei-mei
I only do it 'cos I like the sound of your voice! :lol: Pics below :lol:

Re: BRYANS CLOCK MACHINE

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:51 pm
by gameswat
Classic British slot machine the Clock, and looks like a very decent restorable project. Great way to learn on a simpler project. Those mechs are about as solidly built from simple bolt together steel bar & rod as you could get, like Meccano on steroids.

Re: BRYANS CLOCK MACHINE

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:48 pm
by mei-mei
Thank you Gameswat. Seems pretty rusty on first sight but on closer inspection is sound. What are the metal rods that run down the rear back of the machine for, are they to strengthen the frame because of the weight of the machine? Also I have a pretty extensive spring collection, but not a replacement for the very big one at the back, suggestions of where I might buy one? Thanks again, Mei-mei

Re: Bryans Clock machine

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:59 pm
by pennymachines
I think four fasteners hold the mechanism to the base and one at the top. You have the early Sixwin Clock which paid on even numbers only. It looks like the hour hand is missing. I'm not sure which metal rods you're referring to.
For springs, forum member wemblylion recommended: Entex Stock Springs

Re: Bryans Clock machine

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:31 pm
by mei-mei
Thanks guys, very helpful checking that sight now. I think the metal rods may have been added at a later date as they seem to be attached through the top of the machine with a very ugly visible screw. Maybe because the front brackets that secure the machine to the bace are missing? Mei-mei

Re: Bryans Clock machine

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:37 pm
by treefrog
Yes this one was on eBay from Devon, was cheap enough at £275,

Your right about hand not being there

Re: Bryans Clock machine

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:24 pm
by 13rebel
'replacement dial by Whales of Redcar'-unusual?

Re: Bryans Clock machine

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:27 am
by mei-mei
Agreed, was hoping to reuse this one with a bit of touch up, but it just disintigrated when I tried to remove it. Bother! :oops: