Revere Electric Chime Clock, 1940s

Here’s an electric clock with Westminster Chime, made by Telechron and marketed by Revere Clock Co., Cincinnati. These clocks are very reliable, and many have run for 30 or more years before needing repair. This one had a new rotor (the sealed gearbox part of the motor) replaced in 1971. The receipt for the rotor was in the clock, and its wholesale price was $6.50! New rotors haven’t been made for years. Some new old stock rotors with aluminum housings are still available, but these aren’t as powerful as the older ones, which are much heavier. Since this clock has the older, heavier type of rotor, but it wasn’t working, I had it rebuilt. In addition to having the rotor rebuilt, I disassembled the movement, cleaned it, polished 4 pivots and installed 2 bushings.

This clock is 6 1/2 inches tall and 19 inches wide. This clock has very nice tone to the chimes, because the width of the case gives room for long chime rods.

Receipt showing the price of a Telechron B Rotor in 1971: $6.50 plus tax! IMG_5873 IMG_5866

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Repair job 6210. This movement was used in many clocks in the 1930s and 1940s and maybe later. Its design is very different from a spring driven clock and is super reliable when clean and adjusted correctly. It uses a Telechron “B” rotor, which has a 1 RPM output shaft.

These clocks run so reliably and for so long that when they do stop, they should be taken apart and cleaned (and any needed repairs done) even if the only problem seems to be the motor is not running.

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