Gilbert Octagon Drop Calendar Clock. The Consort. 221174

This simple calendar clock was made by the Gilbert Manufacturing Company in Winsted, Connecticut. This model is called the Consort and was featured in Gilbert’s 1910 catalog.

This attractive long drop school house case is constructed in oak. The molding details are very nice. The pressed design that is used as a center banding is finished in black. This contrast nicely with the tinted finish which is applied to the reddish oak. The paper dial is applied to a tin pan. This dial is in very good original condition. The Maker’s trademark is located in the center section just above the winding square. The time is displayed with large Roman style hour numerals. The closed minute ring features triangles at each five minute locations. The Arabic numerals are used for the calendar day. These are displayed in and upright or tumbled fashion. Printed at the bottom of the dial is the wording, “MADE BY THE WM L. GILBERT CLOCK CO., WINSTEAD, CONN., U.S.A.” This clock uses three hands to display the time and calendar date. The two black hands are a pair and they display the time. The single long thin red hand indicates the calendar date. All of this is protected behind glass which is fitted into a brass bezel. The lower door is also fitted with glass. “REGULATOR” is painted on this from the back. The brass faced pendulum bob can be viewed through the glass in the door.

The time only movement is brass and is designed to run eight-days on a full wind. It is spring powered. When these movements are properly serviced, they provide years of use.

This clock is approximately 31 inches long with an 12 inch diameter dial. This clock is was made circa 1910.

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