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Offline smiffy

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Clockwork mechanism
« on: April 11, 2016, 05:05:30 PM »
I was given this some time ago and thinking about what to do with it .
Its made by Gents and is the drive mechanism for the lenses in a lighthouse
The question is do I have to build a lighthouse or what else could I use it for   Mike

Offline Joules

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Re: Clockwork mechanism
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2016, 05:09:59 PM »
You could build a really large police car that travels and flashes slowly.
Just get doing and make swarf, you can decide what its going to be later.   :thumbup:

Offline raynerd

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Re: Clockwork mechanism
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2016, 05:48:35 PM »
 :drool: :drool: if it needs a new home, just shout!! :-) I'd go with building a light house...
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Offline chipenter

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Re: Clockwork mechanism
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2016, 03:02:37 AM »
Its weight driven you could turn it into a winch .
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Offline russ57

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Re: Clockwork mechanism
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2016, 05:59:29 AM »
Why not a clock? The makings of a tower style there I reckon...

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Offline Fergus OMore

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Re: Clockwork mechanism
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2016, 06:26:18 AM »
What happened to the mercury :bow:

Offline smiffy

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Re: Clockwork mechanism
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2016, 08:18:51 AM »
 First thing is I do not want to alter the mechanism in any way that can not be reversed.
It is as new and unused , I first saw it over 40 years ago sitting under a friends bench and inquired about it  .

 When my friend died it was still in the same place and he left it to me knowing my interest in clocks .

One of my thoughts has been to make a copy of The Earl of Meaths clepsydra in and incorporate this into the design


http://www.marcdatabase.com/~lemur/dm-meath.html
                                                                                           Mike