Roberts and Taylor in their book Eli Terry and the Connecticut Shelf Clock, second edition, discuss what the criteria are for what they consider a style of shelf clock case that was a truly transitional form between the pillar and scroll and the short pendulum carved and bronze clock. For more about this discussion, see this recent thread: https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=78841 Another form of the "transitional" case, by the definition set out by Roberts and Taylor, is discussed in the above reference, page 227. An example by Atkins and Downs of this type is illustrated on page 229, figures 120A and B. The case of this clock has full turned stencilled columns with a carved splat, paw feet, and the internal width of the case is the same as a pillar and scroll. Additional examples of this "transitional" case style, ie, fully turned columns flanking the door with pillar and scroll case dimensions, all by Atkins and Downs, are discussed and shown in the book by Gregory and King The Clocks of Irenus Atkins, pages 14-15. See the figures therein. 2 of the clocks have stencilled columns, one with a carved splat the other with a stencilled one. One has gilt gessoed columns and splat. All have carved paw feet. They are all said to be "rare" by the authors. I would concur with that as I have seen few like these. Finally, another example by Atkins and Downs with gessoed decorated columns, carved splat and feet is shown in Brown and Oeschle's Good for a Time, page 116. Well, the dull appliance bulb sputtered on over my head the other day as I walked past the mantel in my living room and I realized I too have owned one of these "transitional" clocks for years. My example bears the label of Elisha Hotchkiss. The case is mahogany veneer on pine with what appear to be the original carved pineapple finials. The stencilling on the columns is at the tops and bottoms, not in between. That seems to be true of the other examples I have found in the literature. The splat is stencilled as well. The single divided glazed door has the original glasses. The reverse painted tablet with gold leaf boarder is original. The back of the case bears the printed painted label of Elisha Hotchkiss. The wooden white painted dial has black Roman numerals and raised gilt gesso decoration. My recollection is that the movement is original based upon my inspection at the time of purchase (at a Chapter 8 meeting years ago when real stuff turned up at them) and a subsequent inspection a while ago just out of curiosty. I have no recollection of the type and I ain't taking this one apart. This clock has a certain poignance for me. It was purchased from Joe Rodino of Baltic, CT. I haven't seen him in years. I was saddened to see his name listed in the obituary section of this month's Bulletin. Requiescat in pace. Sorry about the less than great pictures. RM PS: the streak in the upper glass is a ripple in the old glass, not a crack.