Ingraham & Company of Bristol, Connecticut. "Grecian Mosaic" mantel clock. -SOLD-
The Ingrahams and their many firms where in business from 1828 to 1978 some 150 years. This model has become increasingly collectible with in the last twenty years. This is due to the compact size of the case, the interesting form, and the colorful formatting of the woods used in it's construction.
This unusual “Grecian” model is constructed in mixed woods comprising of maple and walnut. This example retains an older finish that has lightened over its history. The paper dial is original to the clock and is pasted on a tin or zinc pan that is trimmed with a brass ring. The spring driven movement is brass construction and designed to run 30 hours on a full wind and to strike each hour on a cast iron bell that is mounted to the backboard inside the case. An alarm mechanism is also fitted inside the case. It is powered by its own coil spring and is set independently of the main movement. This would have been fitted to this clock at the time of manufacture at an additional charge.
The Manufacture’s green paper label is in very good original condition and is pasted on the inside of the backboard. The label for the case patent is pasted to the door. Elias Ingraham was a case maker and must have designed this case style. He was granted a patent on May 30, 1871.
This very collectible clock was made circa 1875. It stands approximately 15 inches tall, 10.25 inches wide and just under 4.5 inches deep.
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