Posted 3 years ago
I picked this one up recently. It's a bit temperamental but usually functional. What drew me to it, other than it's aesthetic period (very modern for the time) design on the door was its incorporation of a spider and web with a nice gravestone-shaped 'ginger-bread' case reminiscent of the earlier weight-driven (ogee) clocks. The dark stain and aging to the clock really bring a wonderful 'creepy' aire to it (though I may buy a reproduction face and might go so far as to refinish the case in a lighter stain). As it is, this would look great in the Adams Family house. Hah hah.
The label is missing, but I found the same door on two other clocks. It appears that William Gilbert's clock company named clocks based on case design, rather than the door. So, with most of the label missing, I couldn't identify it. It appears to have an HD 9/87. I'm not sure if that's an maker's or servicer's initials and date?
Anyone with access to catalogs able to put a date and name to the clock?