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Welcome To Flip Clock Fans
Contains information on Rules and Regulations, Contact Information.
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Mackey
Rules Of Participation
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New Members please take the time to introduce yourself.
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General Flip Clock Discussion
General talk about all things flip clock
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Flip Clock Show and Tell
Covering most aspects of fixing flip clocks
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Altering vintage flip clocks for fun.
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Members Flip Clock Pictures and Descriptions
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Discuss the predecessor of the flip clock - the rolling drum clock.
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azimuth989
Sony Digimatic 6RC-15
The Marketplace - Buying and Selling
Required reading for anyone entering The Marketplace.
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List clocks that are for sale - on or off eBay
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Post what you're looking for here - Maybe other members can help.
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Site Updates. Review of any changes or upcoming changes to the site.
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Mackey
Testing spoiler button
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Open Discussion
Area for open discussion of any topic not necessarily related to clocks.
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  • Making a new orange neon glow flip clock bulb assembly
    Mackey
    Making a new orange neon glow flip clock bulb assembly.
    - is it worth it?

    Anyone who has ever opened up one of the older, vintage flip clocks has seen them. The orange neon glow bulbs (or lamps as many call them). Unfortunately, if you're opening up a flip clock to restore or repair it, that "orange" lamp is probably no longer lit, and likely, the bulb is blackened. So, one of the most common questions among flip clock fans is ... "where do I get one of those orange bulbs?"

    Neon Bulb Alternatives?
    As many of you know ... it's not just a matter of getting a bulb. It's understanding what voltage is involved and what resistor is needed. A reply from some of our novice flip clock fans is frequently, "well, then what kind of LED can I just throw in there?"

    Well, unless you're Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day, there'll be no throwing anything in or around flip clocks.

    LED replacements can actually be even more complicated as you will have to get a source of DC current, possibly off the circuit board, or you'll have to insert a converter inside the cabinet. Then, you'll still need to know the proper resistor to use. It ain't easy kid.

    But then again, it's not above your abilities grasshopper. So let's just consider.

    Why not go LED? They last longer. - Maybe they do, and maybe they don't. The idea that LEDs last forever is a fallacy. Besides, why restore a flip clock if you're going to let modern technology invade the scene. Additionally, pulling current off the clock/radio's board often has unforeseen consequences (like making the radio not sound as good). A better choice would be to use the current that was meant to light your clock. So, for the orange neon glow lamps, you'll need a bulb for use with 110-120 volts. That's just straight household current for those in most of North America. So, you can cut through that old clear plastic covering, slice through that black tube stuff ...
    5 days ago
  • How to properly pronounce "Solari Udine Cifra 3"
    Mackey
    Collectors of flip clocks world wide may run in to a little difficulty in trying to pronounce the name of the "Holy Grail of Flip Clocks" - the Solari Udine Cifra 3. In an effort to help us out, a native Italian speaker was hired (see below). Honestly, no matter how you say it, the Cifra 3 remains one of the world's most appreciated flip clocks. Take the time to try to pronounce "Solari Udine Cifra 3" then test yourself against the following. How to properly pronounce Solari Undine Cifra 3 The pronunciation is something like: "So-lar-ee Oo-deen-ay Chee-fra Tray" If you don't see the above audio player, the direct link follows: pronunciation of Cifra 3 Flip Clockus Giganticus (ok I made that up)One of the interesting historical facts I uncovered regards the city of Pesariis, in the province of Udine, were the Solari name became established in 1725. Clocks manufactured by the local factory of the Fratelli Solari (Solari Brothers), can be found worldwide in bell towers, town halls and railway stations. Pesariis is known for it's clocks throughout the town - bell tower clocks, water clocks and striking clocks, sun dials, pendulum clocks, and others. Some have taken to call Pesariis the "Village of the clocks." The town boasts what can be called an open-air museum or a walking tour of clocks. Fascinating to me on this tour is the “Orologio a palette giganti”, which translates to "Giant Flip Clock." It's been there for years but this is the first time I've ever heard o...
    4 weeks ago
  • The Sopranos Flip Clock
    Mackey
    Fans of flip clocks in movies and on TV and fans of "The Sopranos" alike often seek what can be called The Sopranos Flip Clock. The Sopranos is a crime saga television series which premiered on HBO on January 10, 1999, and ran until June 10, 2007. Consisting of six seasons with a total of 86 episodes, the series spotlights the fictional Italian American mobster, Anthony "Tony" Soprano (James Gandolfini) in New Jersey. The series features Tony's family members, his rivals, mafia colleagues including Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri, with prominent roles from his wife Carmela (Edie Falco) and protégé Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli). Season 2, Episode 9, "From Where to Eternity" written by Michael Imperioli, directed by Henry J. Bronchte, first aired on March 12, 2000 and is the twenty-second episode of The Sopranos. In this installment, Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri is obsessed with a supernatural message purportedly from hell (as told by Christopher Moltisantifrom af...
    February 7th, 2017, 12:05 AM
  • The Fringe Flip Clock
    Mackey
    The mystery has been solved. Those who collect flip clocks that have appeared in the movies or on TV now can put a model number to an obscure TV flip clock that appeared on "Fringe" in 2011. Fringe is a TV series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci that premiered on September 9, 2008, and lasted 5 seasons, concluding on January 18, 2013 after 100 episodes. The series revolves around Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson), and Walter Bishop (John Noble), who are part of the "Fringe Division" of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The trio and their cohorts investigate and seek to find the underlying cause of an endless string of strange to downright disgusting mysterious happenings, which are eventually discovered to be related to a parallel universe. Interestingly, the parallel version of Walter Bishop comes to be known as "Walternate." In episode 15 of season 3 entitled "Subject 13" of Fringe, which aired February 25, 2011, at 30 mins 45 seconds into the show, if you don't blink, you can spot a period flip clock. The episode, "Subject 13" is a flashback to 1985 with scenes set in both the prime and the parallel universe. In this episode "Walternate" in...
    February 6th, 2017, 07:57 PM
  • How many scenes did the flip clock appear in the Movie Groundhog Day?
    Mackey
    How many scenes did the flip clock appear in the Movie Groundhog Day? and other factoids.

    Flip clock fans world wide are well acquainted with the famous "Grounghog Day" flip clock. The Panasonic RC-6025. This simple, white, AM-FM radio alarm flip clock was Panasonic's budget clock. This lowest price flip clock now fetches prices from 150 to 300 US dollars on eBay and remains the most sought after clock due to it's prominence in one of the most beloved of Bill Murray's movies,...
    January 21st, 2017, 12:57 PM

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  • projectdork
    Hello from Berkeley California!
    projectdork
    Hello flipclockfans! My name is Jun(33/M) and live in Berkeley California. Growing up in the 90s I had an old soundesign flip clock I used pretty much...
    11 hours ago
  • Mackey
    Neon Glow Bulb Assemblies Being Fabricated
    Mackey
    Yes, that's right. I've decided to make brand new, high grade neon bulb assemblies to help keep all these older flip clocks with the orange neon glow lamps running and looking like they should. The bulb assemblies done right are not cheap to make. ...
    5 days ago
  • Jeremy
    Copal/Panasonic Tile Needed
    Jeremy
    I am looking for the tile that has top of 32 bottom of 33. Copal movement in a Panasonic RC-7021.
    A few days ago I happened to look at the clock...
    Missing top 32 bottom 33 tile
    1 week ago

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