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What is it!!!!:ukflag:
Posted by: JAN1
Date: December 23, 2011 09:21AM
Has any fellow forum members any idea as to what the disc is in the photo.
It is made from brass and was found on one of our local beaches.
Looks like it comes off a control of some kind.:unsure:

Re: What is it!!!!:ukflag:
Posted by: Joel-Winnipeg
Date: December 23, 2011 08:14PM
Part of a timming disc looks notched in different timed segments
Where it fits on is a big question mark ?

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Re: What is it!!!!:ukflag:
Posted by: Jbrunner
Date: February 18, 2012 07:25PM
It is a timing wheel for an hourly clock chime mechanism. There is a lever that rides on the outer edge of the disk and allows the chime to continue sounding, once it drops down into the notch the chime stops. The notches are spaced further apart to allow for an additional strike each hour of the day. There are only eleven raised bits because one o'clock is where the large notch is.

Re: What is it!!!!:ukflag:
Posted by: JAN1
Date: February 19, 2012 04:34AM
Thanks, it always amazes me what is washed up on our beaches.
There are about 6000 ship wrecks around Cornwall alone so you never know what is going to be washed in.

Re: What is it!!!!:ukflag:
Posted by: 1859large
Date: February 21, 2012 07:43PM

I counter the gaps and the teeth and only get 11, is that correct for a clock part?

Just a thought. The other reasoning seems sound to me.

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