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I discovered the suspension spring was bent so much so that the pendulum bob was striking one side of the case.
It was likely transported with the pendulum attached.
Both weight driven clocks and spring driven clocks are usually wound by a key or crank (key) through the dial at the front of the clock.
Many wall clocks are just time only clocks so do not strike the hours.
The Attleboro Clock Company was identified on the clock dials as being located in Attleboro Massachusetts.
However the one thing we know about the Attleboro Clock Co.
The movement, a time and strike, was found in thousands of Ingraham clocks. I had an opportunity to take a closer look at the clock movement today (April 12, 2016) and here are my impressions.
When I took off the dial pan I immediately observed how much cleaner and brighter the movement was than I expected. It was clearly evident that the clock had been worked on at least once in its life.
Mechanical clocks however, have continued to be made well into the 20th century and are still being made today.Ingraham, each in the same pristine condition in which he packed them a half-century ago in his Bristol factory.The timepieces are the latest additions to the American Clock and Watch Museum, in Bristol, which Mr. These newcomers joined the museum's collection of more than 3,000 items.Although no display area has been set up for these recently revealed clocks, one may be in the future, if people are interested in seeing them, said the museum's curator, Stuart Mitchell.
''As years go by, these clocks become more important,'' he said.Ingraham and Ansonia, with the Waterbury oak case being the most common.