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Posted 2 years ago

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JHK1911
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another antique clock, not as pretty or "shiny". I haven't even tried to research to identify it. It has "F S" on the face plate.

Mystery Solved

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  1. inky inky, 2 years ago
    It looks like an oak American Ansonia Mantle clock to me and don't know what the F. S. stands for, are they near an adjustment slot or holes making them for maybe.. fast - slow adjusting?...:-)
  2. JHK1911 JHK1911, 2 years ago
    u just taught me about R=A. now its F.S :) too much knowledge now :)
  3. inky inky, 2 years ago
    :-)))))))
  4. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    I think it's wonderful!!
  5. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    This is an Ingraham "Cabinet No. 11" Eight-Day Time and Strike Mantel clock circa 1896.

    The dead give-away that it is an Ingraham clock is the Patent Regulator dial. Ingraham is the only manufacturer that I know of that offered this type of easy regulator to its customers. Instead of having to adjust the pendulum bob's rating nut, or using the small end of a doubled ended key, like most antique American Clocks, all the owner has to do is use his or her finger to turn the dial towards "F" to make the clock run faster (by shortening the effective pendulum length) or "S" to make it run slower (by lengthening the effective pendulum length).

    The only real downside is that it sometimes leads to a badly worn or discolored paper dial.

    A really nice example of this model by the way!
  6. JHK1911 JHK1911, 2 years ago
    Mystery resolved then! Thanks! I have to give u more puzzles :)
  7. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Hi, JHK1911! Loved your clock! Heads up: It will take a really hard puzzle to fool these guys. They're pretty wonderful! : D

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