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Bryans Clock machine

Postby mei-mei » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:11 pm

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

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Re: BRYANS CLOCK MACHINE

Postby coppinpr » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:34 pm

at the risk of repeating myself !TWWP!


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Re: BRYANS CLOCK MACHINE

Postby mei-mei » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:51 pm

I only do it 'cos I like the sound of your voice! :lol: Pics below :lol:
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Re: BRYANS CLOCK MACHINE

Postby gameswat » Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:51 pm

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.

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Re: BRYANS CLOCK MACHINE

Postby mei-mei » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:48 pm

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

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Re: Bryans Clock machine

Postby pennymachines » Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:59 pm

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

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Re: Bryans Clock machine

Postby mei-mei » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:31 pm

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

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Re: Bryans Clock machine

Postby treefrog » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:37 pm

Yes this one was on eBay from Devon, was cheap enough at £275,

Your right about hand not being there
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Re: Bryans Clock machine

Postby 13rebel » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:24 pm

'replacement dial by Whales of Redcar'-unusual?

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Re: Bryans Clock machine

Postby mei-mei » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:27 am

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:


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