I was called out to a customer's home in New Preston, CT, today to look at a number of clocks. Among the early clocks in this 1700's center chimney colonial, was a wag-on-wall woodworks clock with a paper on wood long case style dial. In a circle (glued on) between the canon arbor and the XII was written "G. Roberts" and on a second line, Bristol. A third line appears to be "No. XX (the number is unreadable). The weights are lead with brass cases, and the bob is lead with a fancy brass front. The "case" for the movement is very roughly built wood sides with a tin top. I was willing to accept this for what is was until I was ushered into another room. In that room was an early pine long case, very similar to a Riley Whiting with a simple box and cornice hood. In this case was a CT brass spring driven movement that was poorly fit into the case with a disproportionately large dial that was hand painted on wood to look like the dial on the wag-on-wall clock. It was obvious that the movement and dial did not go with this case. For the heck of it, I took the wag-on-wall clock and dial and tried to match it up with the tall case. Remarkably, the dial exactly fit the door glass. It appears to me that someone took the original woodworks movement/dial out of this case and decided to "update" the tall case clock. My question is this. The wag-on-wall Roberts movement is not really a tall case movement in that it has a relatively short pendulum length more in line with a typical ogee case of that period and the pendulum bob also is like one found in an ogee. The signed dial however appears to exactly match the door glass of the tall case. Is it known whether Gideon Roberts put together tall case clocks that used weight driven 30 hr woodworks movements intended for a mantle clock? Also, Roberts was known to make wag-on-wall clocks with woodworks. Are there any pictures of any of these wall clocks? I've attached some photos of the wag-on-wall. Sorry, no photos of the tall case.