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Type 1

This is the earlier Type 1 movement recognisable by the raised edges on the bakelite casing. The casing is a constituent part of the movement and any damage to it will most likely affect the running of the clock. The connection is made to two external pins.

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Bijou

The Bijou movement with the cover removed showing the rotor on the rear making it easier to assemble and disassemble.

All but two of the wheels run on full length pinions which means the wear on these is minimal even after 50 years. These movements are very robust and will give many more years of service given the proper regular maintenance.

The connection is directly onto screw terminals attached to the rotor housing.

These were made in both self starting and not self starting models.

Two different styles of Bijou movement covers from 40s and 50s clocks.

Smith's Movement Types

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This movement was fitted to many of the earlier clocks and to large wall clocks. it is fairly robust but neglect and damp conditions can wreck havoc on it.

Some examples have a 'wavy line' indicator that is seen through an aperture in the dial.

There are various types of internal starting mechanism for the non self-starting. Some movements are self starting

This is the only type of movement where I have seen the 'Red Indicator' that shows when the mains has been disconnected and reconnected.

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