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Jordan1939

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How old do you think this clock is?

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There is a patent date on the movement. The clock was probably made sometime near that date but maybe up to 10 years later.
 

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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.


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?

Jim
 

Jordan1939

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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.


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?

Jim
Thank you how do you figure the gong sounds?
 

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Whose idea was that! Well, I think I might know ... :) Merry Christmas, Willie X
 

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A 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. :rolleyes:

My 2, Willie X
 
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Jordan1939

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A 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. :rolleyes:

My 2, Willie X
Thank you
 
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Back again now it's quitting running due to a dry mainspring, time to invest in mainspring oil.

How 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.

JTD
 

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How 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.

JTD
I agree with you
 
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