The Steampunk Forum at Brass Goggles
January 28, 2021, 06:26:18 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: - The Lighter Side Of Steampunk, follow @brasstech for forum technical problems & updates.
   Home   Blog Help Rules Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: Mechanical clocks at Ikea  (Read 3731 times)
Sir Nikolas of Vendigroth
« on: December 31, 2008, 05:21:11 pm »

I thought about putting this in trading, but since I don't plan to sell either of these, here's the best place.

The name of these mechanical alarm clocks with brassy innards is "DEKAD". There was also a laptop table called DAVE, but that's not the point.

That's a swiss army knife for scale. The clocks themselves are three and a half inches, and the movements are one and a half inches by two and a half inches, containing approximately 6 gears, one escape wheel (plastic, dammit) and the balance wheel. And the pallet fork.

For only four pounds a go, you can't afford to miss this most amazing bargain.

dit: Did some wikiin' and found that it uses a pin-lever escapement.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2008, 05:38:43 pm by Sir Nikolas Vendigroth » Logged
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009, 05:57:09 pm »

For pounds? Oh shucks, German Ikea sells them for nearly double the price!
Professor Damien Tremens
United States United States

« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2009, 04:52:48 am »

Of the 8 or so tabletop clocks that Ikea has when I was there today, of course the Dekad is
the *only* one that they didn't have several shelves worth of stock sitting around...   Sad

Prof. Brockworth
Snr. Officer
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Choppy Warburton rides again!

« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009, 11:22:39 pm »

It's very noisy and keeps bad time, just like a good alarm clock should... 

Recovering from pennyfarthing bruises...
Snr. Officer
United States United States

Only going to live twice

« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2009, 07:16:14 am »

I had one of those,  got sick of it, took it apart, and that was that.  (the states have a nigh-identical piece, about 6 bucks at Wal-Mart if I recall)

Replaced them with twin battery powered versions


Updated as often as practical.  Worth a visit.
Sir Nikolas of Vendigroth
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009, 02:34:17 pm »

Here's an update: One of them exploded with a clatterspattersproing.

Broken mainspring, see?
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.046 seconds with 17 queries.