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How much and in which directions do I turn the speed adjustment on my 1912 (rather plain-faced) Ingraham mantel clock?

The speed adjustment is generally turned clockwise to speed up the clock and counter clockwise to slow it down. Clocks where the adjustment is through the face usually have an F for faster and S for slower designation slightly above the center of the hole through which the key is inserted. However, this is quite often unreadable especially after 100 years. I would try turning it about a 1/4 turn and see what that does.  

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Tom Williams


I can not think of any questions I cannot answer in regard to repairing antique clocks or radios. However, I am sure there are a few I have not heard and may not be able to answer. If I cannot, I will say so. I have been repairing them since I was a young child.


My experience includes repairing CooKoo clocks, Westminsters, BimBam, almost all antique clocks. I do a bit of repair on battery clocks where the value is sufficient to warrant working on them. I also repair antique (tube type) radios - all makes.

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