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Thank you how do you figure the gong sounds?Hello Jordan.
In his Ingraham Clocks and Watches, Tran Duy Ly has the "Wizard" being produced from 1888 to 1916. See the link below to an NAWCC thread re dating Ingraham movements.
Hi, I saw this movement on ebay and noticed the plates were held together by pins instead of nuts. It looked pretty old so I bought it. Just want to make sure I'm reading this right. Usually I see the Ingraham date split, month on the left of the brand and year on the right. This one is...mb.nawcc.org
Since your movement has pinned plates. has no date code stamp and is in a "Wizard" case, it can be narrowed down to 1888 to 1890?
Thank youA toothbrush (or paintbrush) will remove the dust and GoJo and a black magic marker will usually do a good job on the painted case. Be extra careful if the columns are made of celluloid. They can easily crack or crumble.
I don't encourage anyone to go very far down this road. An old clock that looks like a new clock,
well ... that's just sad.
My 2, Willie X
Back again now it's quitting running due to a dry mainspring, time to invest in mainspring oil.
I agree with youHow do you know? There are many other, in my opinion more likely, reasons for your clock stopping rather than an unlubricated mainspring. People often blame the mainspring(s) for all sorts of things, but they usually 'innocent'. Intermittent stopping in a clock of this age is more likely due to general wear, leading to loss of power, and that can only be determined by a complete overhaul.