English Any information on a New Haven Clock Co ‘Gong’?

Essex ranger

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Looking at the possibility of buying another clock as a restoration project. This one is on offer but I’ve never seen anything like it. It is big (40cm across) and has the label on the back which reads Gong New Haven Clock Co. It has a busted strike side spring but otherwise looks complete . It hardly looks real - what could it have been used for, I wonder?
Any information on this beast would be much appreciated.

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Steven Thornberry

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What you have appears to be at least parts of a New Haven mission clock called the Gordon. I think I can make out the name in the upper right of the label, near the border. The word "Gong" may be part of the phrase "Cathedral Gong," which the Gordon had, per the 1911 catalogue picture shown below and taken from Tran Duy Ly's book on New Haven clocks. I said "at least parts" because I am not clear whether what you show is all you have or whether you have more. The catalogue illustration will give you an idea of what it looked like.

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