Thanks Jim, Did these come with (non) wooden movements. This one looks like it might be a spring wind. I've got inquiries out, but no answers yet. What we can see of the top appears that it might have been weight driven, but I've asked for a better picture.
Agree with Jim.
Couple of things.
What is it? A really nice fully carved "double decker" case but overall, as they say, a hurtin' puppy.
Someone wanted a functional clock and put some stuff together and, voila.
I believe that the current movement is probably a later spring driven movement. Not original.
It could be that the original wooden dial may be suffocating under what I believe is a cardboard overpaste. Hides the extra holes.
Yes indeed, there are sometimes RARE legit instances of brass movements in cases intended for ww.
The very early C&CL Ives weight driven
strap brass movements were placed in essentially ww cases.
Heisley of PA placed his unique weight driven
brass movements into Jerome 8 day ww clocks. See the Forums for an example.
Another J.S. Ives misadventure was to try to place a spring driven ww
into small cases. Emphasis on small. The loud thud still echoes today. Kirk and Birge placed spring and fusee movements in the left over cases, respectively (examples have been posted on the Forums) intended for ww.
In a bit of reverse, Terry placed a weight driven ww into a case used by Blakeslee with a 30 hour weight driven brass works.
Unless you really like the case and/or have the proper guts to transplant or a use for the parts, not sure I would devote the $$ and real estate to display it.
But, a personal choice.