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Electirc Mantel Clock #04162A Type B-3 Chimes are on silent, how hard should we turn pin to get red indicator to silver? Don't want to break it! Chime choice pin turns easy.

Answer
The red indicator should go to silver whenever you set or attempt to set the clock. Pulling out the time set knob to engage the set gears causes a   little cone to move the indicator. The flag will then remain the same color as the clock face until power fails or the clock has been unplugged. The red color will then show to indicate the time shown on the clock may not be accurate. The chime pin has nothing to do with the little red flag.

The very earliest electric clocks had to be manually started after a power failure. Hence, if the clock was not running you knew it was not correct. Early self starting electric clocks used the flag as a precaution against giving false indications of time.  

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Tom Williams

Expertise

I can not think of any questions I cannot answer in regard to repairing antique clocks or radios. However, I am sure there are a few I have not heard and may not be able to answer. If I cannot, I will say so. I have been repairing them since I was a young child.

Experience

My experience includes repairing CooKoo clocks, Westminsters, BimBam, almost all antique clocks. I do a bit of repair on battery clocks where the value is sufficient to warrant working on them. I also repair antique (tube type) radios - all makes.

Organizations
Indiana Historical Radio Society, Illinois Valley Antique Car Club, Military Vehicle Preservation Association

Education/Credentials
BEE from Cleveland State University

Awards and Honors
Four patents.

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Friends and family

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