- Sep 10, 2022
Last year my sister moved and wanted me to have our dad's mantle clock which apparently had been in the family since before he was born. The case I believe was stripped and refinished and it looks really good, quarter-sawn oak, beautiful grain. It has an Ingraham movement and is quite attractive for this style mantle clock. We took it to have cleaned and regulated and two new springs were installed, one for the movement and one for the chime. Our clock man explained how to regulate and he gave me the tool required for doing so. I made an adjustment on it two weeks ago and now cannot get it properly regulated. I believe the gears associated with the regulating device are stripped. I'm considering replacing the bob with an adjustable bob but am unsure of just how to go about getting the proper one, I see they are listed on ebay. I have located another clock man who thinks he can replace the gears for the regulator. Have already invested a considerable sum in this clock and am a bit hesitant to spend more on it if an inexpensive adjustable bob will do the trick, just not as convenient as adjusting it from the front. The bob is not easy to reach, so spending the money may be the best thing. I'd like to know what others think would be the best course to take. Please see photos of this beautiful clock.