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Posted 3 years ago

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This was my father-in-law's clock bought in the early 60's at an antique store in Nebraska or Kansas. He was told because the two keys had to be turned simultaneously that it was pre Civil War. We'd sure like to know if that's the truth. The label is very worn on the back. Any help would be appreciated.

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  1. dstruble46, 3 years ago
    They don't have to be turned simultaneously as one is for the 1/2 and hour gong and the other is for the clock spring. Of course the alarm is wound inside the door.
  2. llaroque, 3 years ago
    There is an alarm?
  3. dstruble46, 3 years ago
    The mechanism in the bottom left of the clock (when facing the open clock) is an alarm. The alarm mechanism should have a tiny winding mechism to wind the spring up. It is activated by the small wheel you see towards the inside of the clock hands. If you'll notice there are hours on that wheel. That is where you set the alarm. That wheel will turn independently of the regular hands. Has to be wound everytime it goes off. It runs down completely each time. Hope this helps.
  4. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    If you're still out there, this is not a Waterbury clock. The incomplete label says "E. Ing.." that's from the "Elias Ingraham Clock Co". This model is called the "Micha". It was definitely made long after the American Civil War, circa 1915.

    Here are photos of a couple of other examples of the "Micha"

    http://p2.la-img.com/289/17985/6092418_1_l.jpg
    http://p2.la-img.com/289/15774/5177664_1_l.jpg

    Hope this solves your mystery. If so, please be sure to click the grey "Mystery Solved" button right below your post entry. Thanks.

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