Ingraham Clock Company

What you need to know about Ingraham Antique ClocksThe artiste backing Ingraham Clocks was Elias Ingraham (1805-1885). Elias, who lived to the modernistic age of 80, was born in Marlborough, Connecticut. He arrived to Bristol in 1828 to work for George Mitchell constructing clock cases. In 1830, Elias Ingraham, now a recorded clock casemaker, had a glimmer in his eye as he began sweating for Chauncey and Lawson C. Ives. He fabricated over five thousand clock cases for them over the next three years. As a category, Ingraham clocks, and especially the clocks made under a label bearing the Ingraham name up until 1885, refer to clocks made by several different firms. The organization of Brewster and Ingrahams clock company was established in 1844 and ran until July 24, 1852. During this time Elias Developed the Gothic clock case, with four columns. The E. and A. Ingrahams Company was then startedand ran from 1852 to 1856; and then Elias Ingraham and Company from 1857 to 1860. Then from 1861 to 1880 the name E. Ingraham & Company was used. From 1881 to 1884, the company was know as The E. Ingraham & Company. Finally in 1885 it was incorporated as The E. Ingraham Company. This well-documented history and short time durations for each company make it simple and straight forward to date the early Ingraham clocks based upon the labels on the inside of the antique clocks.Ingraham Clock Cases While we tend to imagine of patents in clock making as applying to the mechanical aspects of clock Parts, Elias Ingraham contributed to the industry by doing on clock cases. He attained a total of 17 patents somewhere between 1857 and 1873 referring to clock cases. Ingraham patented the stylish and aesthetically appealing figure 8 door model that was a indicator of Ingraham clocks.Elias Ingraham remained as the chiefTo learn more about Ingraham antique clocks visit Clock Crazy
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