Clock movement dating antique
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You can begin to determine the age of your American-made mantel clock by reviewing history.
American clocks date to the 1600s, according to Discover
The Antique Clocks Price Guide says that after 1896, clocks imported to the United States were required to have the country of origin marked on them.
Manufactured by Edward Ingraham, these clocks had cases often made of wood painted with black enamel.
The clock dial was centered on the face, and many of these clocks were made with two key wind openings.
Wood clock movements were generally used in early American clocks until around 1820, according to the Antique Clocks Price Guide.
By the early 1840s, brass movements pretty much replaced wood.