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Folks Of Interest 19.5 tire size Fisk clock restoration

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1968pickup, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. 1968pickup
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    Restoring this Fisk rim clock anyone ever seen one the rim diameter is 19.5 and think it's 1920s what size tire should I look for? I have a lead on one but not sure if it's the right size.Ill be adding the missing neon to It I think it was blue any input appreciated thanks.
     

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  2. billsat
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    Be sure to post pictures of it once you've completed the restoration. It's a very cool piece.
     
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  3. I've seen a couple of the Fisk tire clocks but never a porcelain one,that's gotta be rare. HRP
     
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  4. sevenhills1952
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    I googled vintage Disk tire clocks and there are images of some. Here's one that looks similar at an antique store. It's $880!

    http://antiqueadvertising.com/free-antique-price-guide/antique-oil-and-gas/fisk-tires-clock/

    I have a few old clocks that I keep unplugged most of the time. The reason is this one got zapped by a lightning surge. The Ingram motor had hundreds of turns of fine wire which the zap opened. I tried fixing it and gave up. Luckily I found a new old stock motor at a repair shop.
    The GE one is fluorescent.
    Better safe than sorry staying unplugged.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  5. sevenhills1952
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    I just noticed your Fisk is much larger than antique stores one. Does yours have the neon transformer? It may cost a bit in restoration but good investment!

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  6. 64 DODGE 440
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    Good case for using a surge protector.
     
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  7. sevenhills1952
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    That's true, mine I had on a protector though. Unplugged lightning would have to jump 2-3 feet!
    Another problem I had with lighted clocks was in the garage here was it soon filled with moths and other bugs.

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  8. Kan Kustom
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    Wow ! That thing is awesome !
     
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  9. 1968pickup
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    Yes getting clock working then neon then to find the right tire size for a 19.5 diameter rim I have a lead on on 30 by 3 fisk tire but not sure what rim size that equals
     
  10. sevenhills1952
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    I would think when you find, say, a 30"x3" tire contacting owner should be able to tell you i.d., rim size. That's going to be one big clock! I guess back then they must have used a real tire. Restored it's bound to be worth a lot. Amazing almost a century old!

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  11. etboy97
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    Here is some info for you out of my 1935 Fisk Manual of Product and Advertising.
    IMG_20180327_194200077.jpg
    IMG_20180327_194135510.jpg

    I collect Fisk Tire items as Fisk is my last name but have never seen one of these large clocks. I have seen the small rubber tire desk clocks and the back lit plastic type. Here are some of my items.
    IMG_20180327_194253992.jpg IMG_20180327_194302890.jpg IMG_20180327_194225677.jpg
    The items in the blue and white packaging are 60's and 70's Kmart era items.
     
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  12. sevenhills1952
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    Wow. Nice collection of Fisk memorabilia that brings back memories. The only thing you need now is that clock! ;-)

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  13. 1968pickup
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    Thanks that helps a lot
     
  14. theHIGHLANDER
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    It should be a 19" tire. Finding a Fisk 19" tire would be the challenge.
     
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  15. sevenhills1952
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    I have a whole lot of questions for the clock owner, 1968 pickup. Avatar shows a Jeep, is that what you have a '68 Jeep pickup? Since I'm a Rambler guy that's a great year and truck. Pictures please?
    The clock I assume about 22" diameter overall, 19.5" rim which may be a 30" tire (which a tire owner should be able to measure for you). Is neon transformer still there? Does motor run? How will you repair porcelain chips, I assume paint those areas? Do you know someone who can make that neon circle (correct bend, color, etc.). Sorry for so many questions, retored it will be nice and worth a lot. I'm guessing not many still left.
    I like Mr. Fisk's collection as well. Any relation to the Fisk company family?

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  16. 1968pickup
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    Jeep is a 65 clock is at clock repair shop now then getting neon then a tire not touching up the porcelain cause rest of my signs are rough so it will go good with them
     
  17. 1968pickup
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    Got a 18" tire to use for now but not a Fisk still looking
     

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  18. 1968pickup
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    Finished! Nfs
     

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  19. sevenhills1952
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    That's very nice, as well as all the signs you have.

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  20. F&J
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    I have a mint NOS 18" Fisk that I was going to use on my 32 Nash...but I ended up finding a pair of metal sidemount spare tire covers which the car is supposed to have, so now that Fisk tire will never even be seen.

    I might let it go, let me think on it.
    .
     
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