A Backward Striking Wall Clock!

My customer brought in this Ingraham oak-cased long drop wall clock. He said after a friend cleaned it, the strike sequence was backwards (striking 12, then 11, 10, 9, etc). The fix was simple – disassemble the movement and turn over the count wheel, shown below at the left:

Movement before cleaning, also the count wheel  is on backward. IMG_5352IMG_5368 (1)


(This clock has “Count Wheel” striking, common in American antique clocks. The count wheel advances one tooth for each strike. The deep slots tell the strike when to stop).

Repair job 6118. Disassembled, cleaned, turned over count wheel to make strike work properly, no repair. The movement has the date code 1 20 (January 1920). The movement has a strip deadbeat escapement mounted on the back. I replaced the rusty strike mainspring with a 3/4 by 0.0165 inch used spring).

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