E. Ingram Antique Shelf Mantel Clock

by Nathan Spice
(Cleveland, Ohio)

Ingraham clock with crack in glass

Ingraham clock with crack in glass

I have an E. Ingram Antique Shelf Mantel Clock. It works well and keeps time well, but unfortunately, the glass is cracked horizontally. would any one know where I could obtain a replacement piece of glass?

Please see pictures for exact damage. The wood is undergoing restoration work, so the wood pieces are in shambles at the moment. A new face piece would be nice, too, since mine's a little beat up.

So, if anyone knows a source of where I can obtain a new glass piece and or faceplate it would be greatly appreciated.

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E. Ingraham Antique Shelf Mantel Clock
by: Joanie LaTorre, Black Bear Clock Repair

P.S. Here is some information about the maker of your clock for you.
The E. Ingraham Company:
1828 to 1830 After a five year apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker and joiner, Elias Ingraham designed clock cases for George Mitchell of Bristol, Connecticut, including one with carved mahogany columns, paw feet, carved baskets of fruit, and turned rosettes. He became the foremost clock-case designer of his era.

1830 to 1833 Designed cases for Chauncey and Lawson C. Ives, including an Empire-style triple decker clock.

1831 to 1832 Under the name of Ingraham & Bartholomew, Ingraham and William G. Bartholomew of Bristol, Conneticut, built a cabinet-making shop to produce clock cases. In 1832 Ingraham sold out to J.C. Brown.

1832 to 1833 Under the company name of Ingraham & Goodrich, Ingraham and Chauncey Goodrich made cases in Bristol.

1835 to 1840 Bought a shop in Bristol and manufactured clock cases, chairs, and mirrors. Had financial problems for a time.

Circa 1840 Designed the sharp Gothic case called the "steeple" clock. One of the most popular shelf-clock styles ever, it is still being made today.

1841 to 1844 Ray and Ingraham at work in Bristol.

1844 to 1852 Brewster & Ingrahams formed. Elias and brother Andrew in partnership with Elisha C. Brewster.

Circa 1852 to 1855 Elias at work with his brother Andrew in Bristol under the name of E. & A. Ingraham. Ingrahams & Stedman was formed when Andrew Ingraham sold half of his interest in the firm to Edward C. Stedman.

1855 The Ingraham factory burned down.

1855 to 1856 The Ingrahams were located in Ansonia, Connetcicut, and sold clocks with the E. & A. Ingraham and Comapny label.

1856 The Ingrahams bought out Stedman and the partnership was dissolved.

1857 to 1861 Elias Ingraham & Company was in operation.

1861 to 1880 The name E. Ingraham & Company was used.

1881 to 1884 The E. Ingraham & Company, Bristol, was in operation.

1884 The company was incorporated as The E. Ingraham Company, Bristol.

1885 Elias Ingraham died.

Clocks with japanned or black-painted cases were successfully marketed in more than 200 different case styles.

1914 Non-jeweled pocket watches were sold.

After 1915 Lever-movement 8-day clocks were being produced.

1930 Wristwatches were marketed.

After 1931 Electric clocks were being made.

1941 to 1959 The company expanded, establishing plats in Toronto, Canada; Elizabethtown, Kentucky; and Laurinburg, North Carolina.

1967 The company was sold to McGraw-Edison, a conglomerate. Clock-making ceased in Bristol.

Electric and battery-powered clocks were made in Laurinburg, North Carolina.

The name Ingraham became a trademark.

- Joanie LaTorre

E. ingraham Antique Shelf Mantel Clock
by: Joanie LaTorre, Black Bear Clock Repair

Hi, My name is Joanie LaTorre and I am the owner of Black Bear Clock Repair in Sevierville, TN. First off, please don't be so quick to replace this glass and dial. If it is just a crack, sometimes having the original glass is more valuable, even with a crack. Additionally, if the dial is just so horrible that you hate looking at it and would rather put it in a clocset than enjoy it... then replace it. But I recommend you DO NOT replace it for value purposes. ORIGINAL is where your value is at. Better old and "Alligatored or Petinad" than new and shiny... it is an old clock and needs to be enjoyed as such. As for Timesavers, it will have your largest selection. You need to buy the closest sized piece from them and have a local glass shop cut it to proper size for you. Remember to have the clock ultrasonically serviced every 3-5 years, even if running perfect... so you do not damage the movement. - Joanie LaTorre

RE: E. Ingram Antique Shelf Mantel Clock
by: nathan spice

unfortunately timesavers doesn't have any glass that will fit, the measurement of the glass are 6 1/2" wide by 12 3/8" long

replacement glass
by: Ken

Try timesavers on the net.

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