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Fourth photo shows the markings on the dial. As such, virtually all Ingraham mantle clocks will have an access on the bottom of the case to attach the pendulum. There are two time tripper trip fingers on the dial that can be set to the time when the switch is to be turned on and off.

One was for time, and the second was for striking the hour. This type of clock is much easier to get along with than a hour clock, since it does not require daily attention. When locked to the right, the alarm will not sound. The label has great instructions for using the clock. The part that is neat about how it does it is the disc with spiral grooves on the alarm second wheel.

Like the Owari clock above, the movement is a copy of, or patterned after, movements made by the Ansonia Clock Co. And it is rather interesting.

Luckily the writing is still clear. The fourth photo is from an ebay auction and shows a non-alarm version of this clock with the case details intact.

This clock has many features typical of the era in which it was made. Sonora bell clocks were available in several different case styles, and a search of ebay will reveal a wide assortment of cases. The Baby Ben bears this resemblance much stronger than the Big Ben. The plates are held with pins instead of screws or nuts. This is the most commonly found Ingraham hour alarm movement.

In the first Sonora chime clocks, the Sonora Chime Co. Paint is not original, but close to the pastel shade that was offered.

Manufactured by Edward Ingraham, these clocks had cases often made of wood painted with black enamel. Clock counts the hours on a coil gong, and sound a single note on a bell at the half. Check inside the clock for the name of the clockmaker.

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The Ben Hur was not available in a crackle finish. The glass over the dial appears original, but I think the tablet is a replacement. All photos show the clock basically as I found it. Lever or lever clock were the names usually used then for balance wheel controlled movements.

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When dating your mantel clock, be aware that replicas of the fashionable clocks are still being manufactured today. In Friedrich Mauthe and his wife Marie founded a company in Schwenningen, sg wannabe she dating the gangster tooth Germany to produce watch parts.

In Mauthe Clock began manufacturing its own spring. All did not go smoothly for Jerome.

In the year of inflation made competition for Mauthe tough. In Mauthe added their own sawmill and milling shop. By the end of the s Mauthe began to produce their own wall clocks and movements.

If I wake in the night, I find it convent to listen for the hour strike to know the time rather than try to look and see. Big Bens on the back row, Baby Ben on the front. This is a nice Waterbury Kitchen clock with steel plate movement.

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The Regula movement is stamped with the clockmaker's name just as in the Schmeckenbecher clocks shown above. An additional interesting feature of this clock is a fiber fly pinion in the strike train to make it more quite.

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The case has been modified to make the clock more like a cottage clock than a kitchen clock. New Haven Black Mantle clock, circa This is a very nice original condition clock also made by New Haven Clock Co, and thus bears some similarities to the clock pictured above. This clock uses a strip-pallet deadbeat escapement. Eventually Seth Thomas bought the rights and made the entire mechanism in house.