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Junghans Electora, Type 285 Mantel Clock
(Kick Rewind)

Junghans type 285
This wooden cased clock dates from the late 1950s or early 1960s.

 

Jungahns type 285

 


It contains a solenoid operated kick-rewind movement where a spring is rewound every few minutes which drives a pin pallet escapement clock.


 

 

Junghans type 285

One end of the driving spring is attached to the arbor carrying the dumbbell shaped arm. This arm is kicked round in a clock-wise direction to rewind the clock. The weighted ends of the arm are for inertia only, not to give gravity assistance to the drive. As the driving spring unwinds, the dumbbell shaped arm rotates anti-clockwise and a contact on the arm touches another contact on the solenoid armature (visible immediately below the central pivot), completing the circuit and causing the solenoid armature to kick the arm round. 


 
Voltage: 1.5v
Battery type: one LR20/MN1300/D size cell
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Copyright  Text & Pictures - Martin Ridout.   Last updated Jan 2005.