Dating ingraham clocks

Elias Ingraham's son Edward Ingraham (1830-1892) succeeded his father as head of the business in 1885.Edward had also received an important patent in 1884 for a method of applying black enamel paint (Japan) to wooden clock cases.

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Patents in clockmaking usually cover innovations to clockworks, the wheels and springs and escapements that together contribute to a clock’s ability to keep accurate time.

In the case of Elias Ingraham, founder of the 19th-century Connecticut company that bore his name, the patents he applied for concerned the design of his cases.

Atwood set up and managed the movement department for Ingraham for some years.

Elias Ingraham (1805-1885) designed a variety of popular cases and case features for the firm, receiving 17 patents between 18.

By the early 1840s, brass movements pretty much replaced wood.

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