Picked up this clock in the last couple of days. Its a Birge, Mallory & Co.; December 14, 1837 – November 24, 1843. It's in very good shape for its age. A few small pieces of veneer are missing and should be no problem repairing them. The dial and center glass are original. The bottom glass has been replaced but it was a long time ago, its replacement was most likely around the 1850's. The center reverse painting has about 25% of it missing. Someone used a news paper over the back of it as a fill. The works have several of the pivots punched. Whoever did it did a good job, none of then are lose or out of round and do not need to be re-bushed. Birge must have been tough to get along with, I found no less than eight different partnerships/clock businesses that he was involved in during his clock making career. His partnership with Mallory lasted all of six years. Most all of the Birge & Mallory clocks of this style I have seen have a top, towers often with a hand carved splat or a flat splat with a stenciled pattern. This one does not have that feature and I an wondering if I should put one of appropriate design back on it?