An OG or Ogee clock by the William L. Gilbert Clock Company of Winsted, Connecticut
This is a very clean example of a mahogany case box clock having the pasted label of "Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co. Winsted, Conn."
This is an excellent example of this form. The case is veneered in rosewood. The veneer has very little if any losses. The wood retains a older finish that is stable and consistent. The front of the case features a large door. The upper section is fitted with clear glass. Through this one can view the painted wooden dial. The dial features a Roman numeral time track, brass grommets are fitted around the winding arbors and the center section is left open in order to easily view the turning of the escape wheel and other gearing incorporated in the brass movement. This weight driven movement is designed to run 30 hour on a full wind and strikes the hour on a wire gong that is mounted to the backboard of the clock. This clock also features an alarm. The lower section of the door is fitted with a decorative tablet that is original to the clock. This tablet is in outstanding original condition. This youthful scene depicts of a number of children engaged in a snowball fight. The colors are excellent. A couple of points of interest are snow covered mountain peak centered in the background and the style of dress the children are wearing. Open this door and one can access the pendulum and cast iron weights. the Maker's label is pasted on to the backboard inside the case. It is in very good original condition. This clock measures approximately 26 inches tall, 15.5 inches wide and 4.5 inches deep. This clock was made circa 1845.
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