- Oct 6, 2020
Thank you an oldie but a goodieThere is a patent date on the movement. The clock was probably made sometime near that date but maybe up to 10 years later.
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.
Ingraham Movement DateHi, 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?
My wizard finally arrivedThank you how do you figure the gong sounds?
Gotta wait till Christmas to find ou t.Well, how did the going sound? Willie X
Thanks and how do you clean those black mantel clock cases?Whose idea was that! Well, I think I might know ... Merry Christmas, Willie X
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
Since I adjusted the hammer the gong is louder nowThe gong is very quiet
Here it is with most of the filigree refilled.Since I adjusted the hammer the gong is louder now
I have it setting on a shelf now that is being held into the wall by screws it's not going anywhere falling off wise.Those clocks are in a precarious position, to say the least.
Back again now it's quitting running due to a dry mainspring, time to invest in mainspring oil.I have it setting on a shelf now that is being held into the wall by screws it's not going anywhere falling off wise.
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.
Would a toothpick be good for refilling the gilding?I agree with you