Posted 4 years ago
I bought this wooden Hammond Gregory on Ebay, is supposedly came out of an estate sale. I did a double take, the case is wood, and is a perfect match to the BakeLite Hammond Gregorys. It has the movement of a black BakeLite Gregory in it. It didn't break the bank, I won it at a quite reasonable price.
The rotor was in bad shape, so I boiled it, drained it, and re-filled it with clock oil and re-soidered the two holes I made in it, I runs beautifully, no noise. The day of the week and date feature work also. I replaced the cord and plug, sanded and re-stained the case which was in pretty bad shape (see picture 4).
Now the problem is did Hammond make it? If they didn't someone took a lot of time and effort to replicate the case in wood. There is another wooden clock that I know of made by Lawson, it is a wooden New Yorker and it is a perfect match to the bronze and brass New Yorker. I am wondering if this clock and the New Yorker are prototypes of the marketed clocks. This case is really to well made.
Maybe I will get the PBS History Detectives on it's case (pardon the pun). It is truly amazing.