[time-nuts] GPS disciplined mechanical clocks

Steve Rooke sar10538 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 11:52:30 UTC 2009

Has anyone looked at locking an old mechanical clock to precise time?
What I'm thinking of is something like an old cuckoo clock. The rule
is that the clock remains basically standard and is only steered by
the external source, say, by a magnetic pulse to the pendulum, IE. no
physical connection. Obviously the correct period of the pulse would
have to fit the timing of the pendulum. OK, it seems pointless as you
can't read time with any real accuracy on something like a cuckoo
clock but I'm sure there is the likelihood of something like this
being done by someone like us.

Steve Rooke - ZL3TUV & G8KVD & JAKDTTNW
Omnium finis imminet

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