American Ingraham

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  1. TimeafterTime

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    Hi folks,

    I got this in for repair and I would like to identify for my customer if possible. It's not listed in my Ingraham book 1st edition. It measures 16" x 10". If anyone can identify this mantel clock, i'd appreciate it.

    Thanks a bunch

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  2. Steven Thornberry

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    Am I correct in assuming that there is no label, even a partial label, but that the movement is an Ingraham? Does the movement have an adjustable pendulum? I see no way to regukate the speed through the dial. Can you post pictures of the movement?
     
  3. TimeafterTime

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    There's no label. The movement is marked as Ingraham. I can post a picture of the movement later today. The movement is your typical time and strike kitchen clock movement.
     
  4. TimeafterTime

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    Steven, here are a couple of pictures of the movement.

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  5. Steven Thornberry

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    Interesting. The movement is mounted to the backboard, I presume. Not what I would have expected in a clock of this kind. If all parts are original to one another, the clock would seem to pre-date the development of the thumbwheel regulator, which Ingraham patented in 1885.

    The pendulum bob must be adjustable, but I confess it looks very hard to get to. Of course, that is quite possibly why Ingraham patented the thumbwheel regulator - no need for an adjustable pendulum bob; simply use the thumbwheel.
     
  6. Jim Hartog

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    Hello,

    Those blocks glued into the dial pan hole for dial screws look like a retro fit. Might this be a European case with an American movement?

    Jim
     
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    I agree with Jim. That case looks European. Reminds me a lot of a Junghans I had.
     
  8. JimmyOz

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    I agree it looks like a German case, the blocks holding the dial look like a piece of moulding that has been cut to suit, also I doubt the screwing into end grain will last so be careful not to try and screw the dial back on to tight.
     

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