Showing posts from January, 2021

Ingraham Kitchen Clock

In for repair is an Ingraham kitchen clock. A short history of the Ingraham Clock Company . The report from the customer was the strike side mainspring would not wind.  The glass was loose.  The time side worked fine. This short video demonstrates the wear and dirt within the  pivot holes on this clock. As mentioned above one of the main reasons for this clock to be repaired is the mainspring click on the strike side.  The image below shows the original click.  The click itself was also damaged.  This was caused by the click mechanism not working properly and the power of the spring let go way to fast.  The original click was not the correct style for this movement.  The click used was too weak causing the failure.  The replacement click on the left is much beefier Another image of the original and replacement click Winding wheel with new click installed These next two images demonstrate the escape wheel pivots.  Both usually are identical but in this case they are not.  The first ima

Howard Miller Table Clock

In for repair is a Howard Miller  Coffee  table clock model number 612-680 serial number 51930327 born date approximately 1980.  This clock arrived in rough condition but very repairable.  New this clock sold for about $500.   Wood frame in the original Natural Oak finish.   The overall diameter is 42.75" and the height 16.5".   The glass top is a 6mm glass.  The base of the legs have a brass tipped wrap. The finished product along with other Howard Miller clocks An image of the label A picture of the clock as it came into the shop.  Hands not attached, the wood frame is very dry and dirty.  There is a "white" scratch on the side of the frame.  The quartz movements underneath  the face are loose and appear not to run.  These were replaced.  The case was oiled and 2 of the legs were loose and tightened. Another closeup picture of the wood Here is the scratch After the scratch repair.  Where did it go? Completed clock Another view of the completed clock. Very nice! An