Unknown Ingraham!

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  1. CSmitty

    CSmitty New Member

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    My mother just recently told me this clock that I’ve seen sitting around my grandmothers house and now my moms house is an Ingraham. It belonged to my great grandfather. I’ve searched online to find any information on it and have come up empty handed. My mother needs to have it repaired and appraised for insurance purposes..it was recently involved in car wreck. LOL! Any info would be greatly appreciated. Btw. There is an impression or brand on bottom of inside of clock with The E. Ingraham and Company and location.
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  2. Steven Thornberry

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    #2 Steven Thornberry, Sep 3, 2019
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    Your clock is called the Saturn. It is shown in Tran Duy Ly's book on Ingraham clocks from the 1889 catalogue but may well have been offered a few years either side of that year. The "impression" you mention on the inside base shows the company name used between 1880-1884, when the name was changed to The E. Ingraham Co. (no conjunction). So, your clock might have been made in that period, though possibly the base might have been a holdover from that earlier iteration of the company and used after the name change. They wasted nothing that was still usable. A clearer look at the company name on the gong base and the movement might provide further clues to dating.

    It is an American (or black) walnut; it came as a one day or 8-day time and strike. Yours is an 8-day. Too bad about the broken door glass, which is to all appearances original; in fact, the same glass is shown in the 1889 catalogue illustration.
     
  3. CSmitty

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    Thank you!! The glass isn’t broken. It’s still intact. Sorry for the terrible pic. I’ll definitely get some better pics of the inside as soon as I’m back over at my moms. I’m thrilled to name the name at least:)
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