Setting the Time

Nick's Question:

We have one of these fine machines and want to use it as a clock in our home.

It was used at a print works in Birmingham many moons ago and has great sentimental value. We know it has been serviced a few years ago but we are frightened to set the time and wind it up into operational use.

Do you have any advice on how the set the time/winding? We have tried, but when we attempt to move the hands they don't seem to budge!

Any ideas would be a great help. Thanks in advance.



GB Response:

The hands on a time recorder are pretty heavy duty. They require more force because you are moving the movement and the punch mechanism. To set the time on these, you do move the hands, but a certain amount if force is necessary. It shouldn't matter whether the clock is wound or not, the hands should move.