Century 24 Hour Mechanical Timer – Item of the Day — 6 Comments

  1. Most readers will have heard of ‘Occam’s Razor’ – the concept that, all things being roughly equivalent, the simplest answer is usually the correct one. McWilliam’s Corollary to Occam’s Razor is: The simplest technology that will accomplish the task is BEST.

    More reliable. Less to go wrong. Often easier to use – and almost always cheaper to build or buy.

    Now I am looking for a source for a few good old-fashioned wind-up alarm clocks. After electric bedside clocks replaced them, they were still sold for awhile as travel clocks, but I have not been able to find any. Any ideas, SP readers/listeners?

  2. A brilliant device for running a low watt electric blanket with in a bug out trailer, log cabin etc.
    Also great for switching landing light on and off periodically as a burglar deterant.

    • Well they don’t get put up the same time every night, not let out the same time every morning. Anyway we now have a much smaller flock anyway and they are simply housed in the coop at night now.

  3. Have you timed the 15 minutes? I’m coming up with 19+ minutes run time on my pump.