William L. Gilbert, "Regulator No. 12, Standing."
This model wall clock is listed in the Gilbert Clock Catalogs as being offered on 1910. The model name is the “Regulator No. 12, Standing.” This impressive model measures 102 inches or 8 feet 6 inches tall. It is approximately 30 inches wide and 14.25 inches deep at the base. It was also originally offered in two choices of wood consisting of oak and cherry.
This is an excellent example. It is constructed in quarter swan oak and features a number of figured walnut veneers. The retains an older if not original golden finish. This case is decorated with a variety of carvings and architechurual details. Carved flutes, florals pyramid caps and beading are used throughout the case design. In side the case is an inset panel that is veneered in figured walnut. Walnut is also used on the door frame. The front door and side panels are fitted with glass. The dial is porcelain. It measures 12 inches in diameter and features Roman numerals with in the time track. The movement is is very good quality. It is mounted to a large iron bracket which is mounted to the backboard. The gearing is encased in an iron box which protects it from dust. The mechanism is finely finished. It features a Dead-beat pin wheel escapement, retaining power and a sweep seconds display . It is weight powered and designed to run eight days on a full wind. The weight and the dial bezel are brass. This example is fitted with the more expensive mercury pendulum option. This would have been a $10 up charge over the more common gridiron version. Three cut glass vials hold the mercury making it a compensating pendulum. This is very impressive.
This clock was made circa 1900.
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