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Clock with self adhesive numerals

Time-saving tip for clockmakers

If you've ever built a clock and had to apply numerals to the face, you know that locating the 12, 3, 6, and 9 spots is pretty simple. But it's harder to get the spacing just right for the rest of the numerals. Here's what I do.

Before adding the numerals, I install the clock works, including the hands, and then set both hands to the 12 o'clock position. Then, I turn the minute hand one full revolution and add the "1" numeral at the end of the hour hand. I then work my way around the clock, one hour at a time.

-- Mahlon Davenport, Port Allegany, Pa.

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Comments (1)
labrousser wrote:

Great idea!

1/26/2012 11:35:59 AM Report Abuse

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