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Bryan’s clock key to handle conversion.....

Postby pauljt71 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:13 am

Hi folks,

I am wanting to add my Bryans clock to the penny arcade. It has the Glenville conversion face. The problem I am having is that the key is so hard to turn that nobody can actually play it and I’m constantly being told it’s jammed.

I noticed there is a machine called Fruit Bowl that appears to have some kind of handle rather than the flat key and I am assuming that this is because it is easier to turn.

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The question is, has anybody put one of these handles on to a Bryans Clock? If so, could any of you out there tell me where I could acquire one of these said handles? It looks a relatively straightforward job, it’s just finding the right thing. Pictures below are of my Clock and a Fruit Bowl to show the handle. Any help/advice greatly appreciated.
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Re: Bryan’s clock key to handle conversion.....

Postby dirk55 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:42 am

Hi Paul,
Have you had the mech out of the case, I'm asking because if it is put back in without aligning the spindle on the mech with the cast loop on the back of the turn key this can cause problems. Look inside the back of the case and you should see the spindle, if positioned correctly should be through the loop.
Best regards Derek

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Re: Bryan’s clock key to handle conversion.....

Postby gameswat » Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:24 pm

I'd suggest comparing this mech with another as the clock key should be more than enough leverage to power it. I've worked on many of them all dates and always very easy to rotate when running correctly.

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Re: Bryan’s clock key to handle conversion.....

Postby pauljt71 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:50 pm

Thanks for the info, yes it’s in the loop. 😢

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Re: Bryan’s clock key to handle conversion.....

Postby pennymachines » Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:19 pm

I've had one or two Twelvewin Clocks which were hard to wind. As above, they shouldn't be. It's a sign that it needs some maintenance. Ideally, as GM suggested, it would help to put it beside another. It can arise when original springs are replaced with stronger ones to solve some other unaddressed issue. That said, these are very robust mechanisms.

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Re: Bryan’s clock key to handle conversion.....

Postby brigham » Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:15 pm

Is Joe Public still able to grasp the concept of Bryan's Clock?
I've always thought that the Fruit Bowl was introduced because the idea of 'big hand on red' had started to baffle the up-coming generation!

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Re: Bryan’s clock key to handle conversion.....

Postby dirk55 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:40 pm

OK Paul,
Next step, take the mech out of the case, just 3 nuts to undo, then if you will take photos of front and back, just so we can have a look to see if we can see anything obvious. as said earlier very robust machines, but it may have been dropped. :oops:

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Re: Bryan’s clock key to handle conversion.....

Postby pauljt71 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:00 pm

Many thanks, here you go.
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Re: Bryan’s clock key to handle conversion.....

Postby dirk55 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:25 pm

Thank you Paul, for the photos, but if you would please, can you post a photo of the full front of the
Mech,

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Re: Bryan’s clock key to handle conversion.....

Postby pauljt71 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:58 pm

dirk55 wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:25 pm
Thank you Paul, for the photos, but if you would please, can you post a photo of the full front of the
Mech,
Hope this is ok
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