E. Ingraham Dew Drop dating

Nibsey

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I have seen a dew drop clock that has the e ingriham naming on the dial circling the center hub where the hands attach (branding displayed right at the center of the dial face). Does this offer any clues as to the age of the clock? Is it an earlier or later model? I ask because many I have seen so not have the ingriham name at the center of the dial like this... thoughts about this?
 

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I think it would be best to see the clock in question before answering that. I suspect, however, that that alone, if original, would not be sufficient. More clues can be had from the movement and the label, if there is a label.
 

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I think it would be best to see the clock in question before answering that. I suspect, however, that that alone, if original, would not be sufficient. More clues can be had from the movement and the label, if there is a label.
I do not own the clock but am rather trying to gather some details prior to placing a purchase offer. A picture showing the clock is below. Unfortunately I do not have access to the movement and am rather trying to judge age based on the case clues alone.
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I can't say much from the picture, which is not too clear. If the whole dial has not been over-papered, someone has stamped or somehow transcribed the Ingraham name, etc. on the dial. I may be wrong, because, as I say, the picture is not too clear.

What has happened to the bottom door?
 

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Updated picture of the center of the face. Is this a repro? Again trying to sort my details before I potentially make an offer...

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Willie X

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That's definitely not the original dial. It would never look like that, even 80 years ago, :) probably computered up from an old dial. Is the lower door gone, or just removed. If gone, it will be difficult to replace. These simple movements are a bit odd but very good runners, when in good shape. Willie X
 
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Nibsey

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The door is intact. It was just removed for that picture. Understanding the dial is not original, might still be worth 100 as it’s a pretty handsome clock. If I’m nuts with paying a price of $100, please keep me honest! F9A70847-9B1E-4C39-BFC6-A6CD4C4D429A.jpeg
 

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Personally, I would go for that and keep my fingers crossed for a good movement.
Willie X
 

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