- Oct 14, 2020
My Ingraham is working nicely and I enjoy the sound of its tick rock. Upon striking I hear a chatter and grinding sound as if the strike train needs a lubricant.
Makes sense Dick and the few items I’ve purchased from companies like Timesavers do indicate they are made in India. I’ve wondered about a source of supply where I can purchase dependable clock parts.....any suggestions is most welcome. Thanks.It still might be a good idea to re evaluate that clock movement.
Ingraham was famous for very unstable click assembly mechanisms which makes them a potential danger to you as well as the clock movement.
If you see brass click return springs, that should be the first alert.
If you have not done anything to the click assemblies, that should be the second alert.
Ingraham click assemblies that have been around and used for a hundred years or so are due to fail.
Brass clicks with brass return springs, including those offered by the normal suppliers are inferior and are prone to failure.
Most are made in India and are substandard.
If you have used those to service the clock, you have set yourself up for a failure.
Without pictures, it is what you have not mentioned about the clock that is of concern.
The strike train making noise and the potential hazard of faulty click assemblies should be enough to warrant a second look.
Yep, it was the small fan lantern pinion making the noise. I overlooked this particular pinion. Trundles not in good shape. Thank you.It's very likely a lantern pinion on the fly that's chattering. It can be caused by rough or grooved trundles or excessive end play on the fly. If it's the latter, a bushing placed proud toward the fly might help.