[time-nuts] GPS disciplined mechanical clocks

Martin Richmond-Hardy martinrh45 at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 4 07:11:45 EST 2009


Steve,See http://www.britishtelephones.com/clocks/exchange.htm and
http://www.britishtelephones.com/clocks/clock36.htmMight give you a few
construction ideas.

"Ah, they don't make them like this any more. It's the wood, you know, you
can't get the wood." H.Crun.

73 Martin G8BHC

2009/3/4 Steve Rooke <sar10538 at gmail.com>

> Has anyone looked at locking an old mechanical clock to precise time?
> What I'm thinking of is something like an old cuckoo clock. The rule
> is that the clock remains basically standard and is only steered by
> the external source, say, by a magnetic pulse to the pendulum, IE. no
> physical connection. Obviously the correct period of the pulse would
> have to fit the timing of the pendulum. OK, it seems pointless as you
> can't read time with any real accuracy on something like a cuckoo
> clock but I'm sure there is the likelihood of something like this
> being done by someone like us.
>
> 73,
> Steve
> --
> Steve Rooke - ZL3TUV & G8KVD & JAKDTTNW
> Omnium finis imminet
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Martin Richmond-Hardy



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