Lathem Time Clock Motor
Lathem 1221, 2121, 2026, 4021 motor

Lathem motor. TWO YEAR GUARANTEE. Fits all mechanical Lathem time clocks. We can show you how to install it.

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Lathem Motor

Accessories & Supplies:

DetailsIDProduct NameDescriptionPriceAdd To Cart
Click 150 Lathem 2387 keyLathem Mechanical Time Clock Key$6.25
Click 55 Lathem 7-2CN Ribbon 2-packLathem ribbon for all mechanical clocks$22.00
Click 200 Lathem Platen and Ribbon KITLathem Platen and ribbon$14.00
Click 11 E2 time cards $41.002 week time card, 1000 / Box$41.00
Click 81 7 Day Time Card1900L One Side Q: 1000$39.00


Lathem 2000, 3000, and 4000 series mechanical time clock motors

If it's a Lathem, and it has a metal case, this will be the motor
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...Fits these machines, and similar Lathem Clocks..

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Tools needed: 
1) A small flat blade screwdriver
2) A medium (#2) Philips Head screwdriver
3) A magnet to magnetize the screwdrivers (optional)

To begin: Unplug the machine

  • Remove the cover, using a magnetized flat blade screwdriver
  • Pop off the “C“ clip that holds the movement on. 
    - Watch your fingers, and watch that clip fly across the room.... 
    - It's at the upper left of the frame. 
  • Remove the movement.  This exposes the motor.
  • Back the two motor screws off, about 3 complete turns.
  • Remove the wires that attach the motor to the wire block.
  • Jiggle the motor out, then move the mounting bracket over to the new motor and spring.
  • Reinstall:  Do the reverse of the above.

Since it's already all apart, this would be a good time to oil the main shaft on the movement, and to change the ribbon.  Use a few drops of WD-40 on the moving parts.

Why this one?

Lathem's encapsulated coils are covered with DuPont's ZYTEL 70G33L resin, a glass reinforced nylon. By using encapsulated coil motors, the Lathem time recorders have a superior resistance to moisture (15% greater dielectric strength*) and power surges. The encapsulation process also produces stronger lead wires which reduces the chances that the wires will pull out of the motor (double the pull-out strength*). The compact Lathem motors are permanently lubricated and require no maintenance during their lifetime. * Compared to standard tape wrapped coils.

This Lathem Motor fits these machines - and any similar looking Lathem clock.


Lathem time clock parts - the Lathem motor

  • Fits all mechanical Lathem time card clocks, including:
  • 2221, 2000 series, 2100 series, 2200 series, 3000 series,
  • 4000 series, 4100 series, 4200, 8000

Model Examples:
1221,  8000,  8001,  8005,  8025,   8026   
2021,  2022,  2023,  2024,  2025,   2026

2101,  2102,  2103,  2104,  2105,   2106
2121,  2122,  2123,  2124,  2125,   2126
2201,  2202,  2203,  2204,  2205,   2206
4001,  4002,  4003,  4004,  4005,   4006
4021,  4026,  4201,  4226,    and so-on...

                  Look at yours.  If it looks even remotely similar, it will fit.

When replacing the motor, you should also replace the clutch spring.
The clutch spring is press-mounted to the center shaft (not welded, that would never fail).
This bond breaks. As it slips under pressure on the shaft, the clock loses time.
We always change both parts at the same time our shop.


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