looking for information on esj? clock.

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Looking for any information on this clock. Has esj on face and a date that appears to read May 10 1859 on the metal band around face. Any information is greatly appreciated.

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Steven Thornberry

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The logo on the dial is of E&J Swigart. That company sold, among other things, replacement dial paper that was prominently marked with their logo. The clock looks like an Ingraham Veenetian, but a look at the movement would probably settle that. Can you post pictures?

The patent date on the bezel is this, belonging to S. E. Root for improvements in clock dials. The patent date appears on many Ingraham clock bezels.
 

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Here are the pictures I took of the inside of the clock. I don't see anywhere on it that is stamped with a maker name or date or anything. There is what appears to be a label on the inside of the back with a word that looks like directions but it is hard to read. Also another label that appears to have been put over the first one that says Smith's Clock Warehouse and under it A.D. Smith it also has a somewhat readable address located in Cincinnati Ohio. After looking up Smiths Clock Warehouse I see it was a clock shop that opened in Cincinnati in 1844 but that is all the info I could find out on the actual shop that sold it. I am just interested in finding out anything I can about the clock for my own personal satisfaction. I was given the clock by a deceased friend of the family when she passed and was told it did not work. When I got home with it I found a key to another mantle clock I have and wound it up and it runs perfectly and chimes right on cue as well.
 
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It is a time and strike movement. I see it has had some bad repairs in the past. If you wish to run it daily it should be serviced.
 

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One more picture looking inside of the housing of the clock with the movements removed.
 
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I imagine Smith was a retailer. I believe this is an Ingraham product that was furnished to Smith. The movement itself is by Noah Pomeroy. Ingraham did not make their own movements until 1865 but bought movements from Pomeroy as well as others. On that basis, I would tend to date it prior to 1865. However, it also possible that Smith himself bought the movement directly from Pomeroy and housed it in a case acquired from Ingraham, but I think this less likely.

This link will take readers to an article on Smith's Clock Warehouse. They apparently carried stock from a large numbers of U.S. clock makers. And the clock shown in this link has an interesting overpasted label from A. D. Smith.
 
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