Author Topic: Can a clock keep itself wound?  (Read 108 times)

Offline jamesmatheson

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Can a clock keep itself wound?
« on: September 29, 2017, 05:10:55 AM »
Thank you for letting me join.
I am trying to have made a gear system to prove a clock can keep itself wound.

There are no more clock maker in Canada

So I am trying my very best to use clocks to help with sceince.

I am trying to show that if a 30 pound spring
Keeps a 10 pound spring rewound
That if geared correctly
The 10 pound spring can keep the 30 pound spring rewound
And it will run continuously

Takes some gear cutting and assembly . Hopefully someone will be able to do.

Here is a picture

It says 5 pounds but it's meant to be 10 pounds or anything the 30 pound spring can keep wound to operate continuously.

A chime releases 60 grams longer than a time movement ( on average with no regulator a chime works 20 minutes and a time movement works 5 minutes)

If 60 grams is the rewinding force 
then a chime set to release 60 grams can rewind a movement of any strength as long as it rewinds at less than 60 grams.

So if a 30 pound spring  with a time movement with bigger gears is set to rewind at 60 grams in 5 minutes.

Then a 10 pound spring with a chime movement that releases 60 grams for 20  minutes can rewind the 30 pound spring and the 10 pound spring will have 15 minutes of strength left over.

So a 30 pounds spring that rewinds in 5 minutes at 60 grams
Can be rewound by a 10 pound spring set to release 60 grams for 20 minutes

This has stumped everyone in all of Canada and I am hoping you will break this mystery for the 35 million people in Canada who can't make a clock

You will be helping a lot more than only the clock industry

Please help us with this

Your time is truly appreciated