A contact with a Telavox has kindly forwarded some stunningly sharp images of the motor from his clock. He is dismantling the clock to clean it and took the opportunity to take some pictures. I was so impressed with John's photography that I thought his images well worth sharing. (after receiving permission of course) I have omitted John's surname to protect his privacy.
I should mention that I have resized the original images in PhotoFiltre to make them more acceptable to those viewers on a slow internet connection. The original images are razor sharp even when viewed full screen on my 23" monitor. Clicking on any of the images in this chapter will provide a superbly sharp 250-300kB enlargement. You may choose to click on them accordingly.
Here the energizing coils may be seen together with the stator and poles. The ratchet wheel is where a springy wire pushes to start the motor to begin the strike.(and simultaneously rewinds the going spring) The motor shaft is connected to a reduction pinion driving a fibre gear.
The usual 4.5V battery required by striking Telavox clocks is on the left snuggling into the wooden cut-outs provided.
John has discovered that this is one of the few rubber date stamped clocks. It is dated 10 OKT 1948.
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