[time-nuts] HP 113BR (was Other HP 10x manuals)

jmfranke at cox.net jmfranke at cox.net
Thu Sep 15 15:09:36 EDT 2005

If someone has a 113BR, or two, for sale, please let me know.

John  WA4WDL

> From: David Forbes <dforbes at dakotacom.net>
> Date: 2005/09/15 Thu PM 01:52:26 EDT
> To: bill at iaxs.net,  Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> 	<time-nuts at febo.com>
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] HP 113BR (was Other HP 10x manuals)
> Bill Hawkins wrote:
> > David Forbes wrote, in part,
> > 
> > "113BR  mechanical clock (a rare bird and a fascinating manual)"
> > 
> > Rare? I have two of them, and a manual. If I thought they had
> > any value, I'd get them working again. One ran for two years
> > until the 103 gave out. The other didn't work, but I'd lost
> > interest in trying for <1 second per year so I didn't fix it.
> > All I had then was the 103AR and a selection of WWV receivers.
> > 
> > Bill Hawkins
> Bill,
> No, they aren't common, but that doesn't mean that they have value.
> I also find the 113BR to be a fascinating piece of mechanical wizardry 
> produced by an electronics company. It's a rather unique mantel clock, 
> if nothing else. (To truly do it justice, the owner should have a 
> working 5060A on the floor nearby.)
> But keeping the 113BR going requires the skills of a mechanical 
> clockmaker, which I am *not* by a long shot. I'll stick to displaying 
> the time on CRTs, thank you.
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