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Smiths auto or xxx?
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traction39



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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 10:29 pm    Post subject: Smiths auto or xxx? Reply with quote

Is this from a car or plane?? Smiths 4inch diam.





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DM



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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1920's - 1930's car dashboard clock
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traction39



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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you. Thought it was a car. I have another bezel-wound one of similar vintage. Just have to decide which one goes in the car!
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one fitted in my 27/28 Morris Cowley

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have one in my 26 Rover 9.
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traction39



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again.
I have been "testing" the clock. Seems to keep good time and responds to the "fast /slow" adjustment. On occasions it just stopped and required a shake to get it going again. (plenty of wind on the spring!)
I guess it could do with a clean inside..?
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Kleftiwallah



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An old bloke once told me of a way to clean the internals of an old clock.

Open the back to access the workings and position it, workings down over a dish of methalated spirits to get the dust and beasties out.

Cheers, Tony.
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