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    Posted 3 years ago

    Dstarin52
    (2 items)

    I was curious if anybody knew the history of this clock. I picked it up 30 years ago and just rediscovered it packed away. I have been researching on my own to no avail. Any input would be appreciated!

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      Years ago there were a number of people named Quimby that were clock makers in New England. The most noted one was Phineas Parkhurst Quimby. He was noted for his tower clock. You might have luck researching the history of Claremont, NH to find information regarding this item. Also I am sure they have a historical society that you could email for help.
    2. Dstarin52 Dstarin52, 3 years ago
      Thank you! I will do that...
    3. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 years ago
      If you look at the bottom of the dial, under the minute marks it tells you this clock was Made in the United States of America by Wm L. Gilbert Clock Co. Winsted, Conn.
      I will look in some of my books to see if I can identify the model.
      The private label assigned to this clock, might take more research.
      Dave
    4. Bruce99 Bruce99, 3 years ago
      This is an alarm clock manufactured by the Gilbert Clock Company. The boxed "G" is their trademark and it also plainly says so around the bottom of the dial. They called this model their "Wake-Up Alarm". They are from circa 1891 - 1913. Yours most closely resembles the 1913 version.

      As far as Quimby is concerned, I agree that you should research Claremont, NH to see what the connection is. Perhaps a retailer by that name? Try contacting the local library.

      Hope that helps to partially solve your mystery.

      Regards,

      Bruce
    5. Dstarin52 Dstarin52, 3 years ago
      Thank you all for your help!
    6. Bruce99 Bruce99, 3 years ago
      You're very welcome Dstarin52. Good luck with your research. If you have a few moments, please back to let us know what you find out about Quimby & Quimby?
      Regards,
      Bruce
    7. Dstarin52 Dstarin52, 3 years ago
      I received this info from the historian in Claremont, NH so I am assuming this clock was made for Quimby Jewelers for them to sell:

      Quimby & Quimby were jewelers here in Claremont in the 1900’s. They had a jewelry store here in town. Their jewelry story was the old fashioned jewelry store where the sold no only jewelry but also flatware, hollowware, china, and other items, including clocks and watches.
    8. Bruce99 Bruce99, 3 years ago
      Hi Dstarin52,

      Thanks for sharing your antique alarm clock. To me, it looks to be in great shape for its age. It's obviously been in good hands. Also thank you for sharing the results of your research with us at Collectors Weekly!

      Regards,

      Bruce
    9. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      When I mentioned you contacting those folks I was well aware you would get a reply but this was fast. Claremont is a quaint little mill town with great people. I spent a good deal of time there from the 70's thru the 90's.

      As expressed by others, thank you for sharing the results of your research, that is a help to all here.

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