Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hammond Como interior photos

This is a view of the steel, toothed 'motor' that responds to the magnetic oscillations from the coil. The poles of the coil terminate in a steel toothed form that surrounds the perimeter of the gear. I don't have a photo of the coil assembly.

This is the all-important fiber gear that is attached to the manual thumb 'spinner' to get the motor going. If there are missing teeth on this gear from spinning too hard or stiff movements, the clock won't run well.

Here is the hand drive stack for seconds, minutes, and hours. Each gear will separate for cleaning.

The stack on the right is the 'hand set' stack with the knob shaft that protrudes to the exterior of the clock.

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