Here are some pictures of my collection.

I've been collecting these clocks since 1996 (even though I wanted to start much earlier!) 

This slave clock is from my elementary school in Pulaski, New York. It's an AR (later known as AR-3) from 1939. This is the type of clock that got me interested in Standard Electric Time in the first place.

For a detailed case study of the clock system of Pulaski Academy and Central School, click here.

I rescued this clock out of a dumpster in San Diego.  It's dated 1920.  It doesn't have the original movement in it, which was a series movement (ran at roughly 200mA and wired in series).  It currently has an AR-3 (or "AR") movement in it.

Circa 1940. It's a model AR-3, runs on 24VDC with a separate 24VDC correction magnet.  These particular faces are very "art deco" and as I recall, only seen on Standard Electric equipment.  I was tripped up a while back by that statement, as I found a square version of that face on a Simplex clock... turns out that Standard Electric made the clock for Simplex.


Date stamped 1940.  This one is an AR-3, like the one above.  This one has a slightly different "Standard" logo, with the words "The Standard Electric Time Co., Springfield, Mass." wrapped around it.  There was something else about this clock that was different that I couldn't put my finger on.  I figured it out, the "2" is different than all the other art-deco "2"'s that I have.  I have no idea why.

A series clock with no correction in a very nice casing (that was painted).  The glass and it's border are on a very small hinge at the top. I guess it's because it was a "requirement" for clocks from this era (they had to be able to be set from the front).

A wooden cased surface clock, 24VDC with NO correction. Same face as above. I've never seen a roman numeral face or the "fancy" arabic face (what I believe Standard Electric called the "LA" face) with the Standard Electric logo on it.  

The clock that used to run my entire collection. This is a Standard Electric Master Clock model AR-2A. I picked it up from the old school in Middleville, New York. This clock keeps very accurate time. Unfortunately, many of the wires had been ripped out by vandals (luckily they didn't go crazy and destroy it). Through the help of SET Corp., Faraday and American Time and Signal, I've restored much of the wiring. The clock circuits are working, plus the bell circuits work as well. (Yes, I can have the clock buzzers ringing at specified times every day). I haven't gotten the correction circuits working yet, as one of the "finger" switches was broken off and I haven't purchased a replacement yet. 

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