Gilbert Mission Style Grandfather

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  1. gleber

    gleber Registered User

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    Another tale of locating a far away clock on Craigslist. This one was found in FL (I'm in PA, but my son, brother and cousin are scattered about in FL). My brother was closest to this one, so he got the lucky chore of picking it up for me. Fortunately while it was about an hour away, he was passing within a few miles on holiday travel and had a car big enough for it to fit.

    Gilbert weight driven time and strike. The movement has 1906 - would that be a model or date? I like the extra touch on the nail covers. It came with the original and an extra set of hands and a couple other clocks, which the owner generously gave me at no extra cost.

    Any other information would be appreciated.

    Now I have to figure out how to get it home...

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    Extra clock(s) - looks like a nice desk set, possibly an award from Pontiac (looks like the old Pontiac logo)?

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    Definitely Pontiac. what does the whole presentation plate say besides To A Winner?
     
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    All I can make out is, "TO A WINNER In appreciation of ____ and then a signature.

    Since I don't have the clock here, I'll have to ask my brother and let you know.

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    I plan to make another thread when I receive the desk clock, but the inscription says, "TO A WINNER In appreciation for a fine job" and then a signature that is hard to decipher. That's quite a generic accolade for an award, kind of like saying "good boy" to a dog.

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    Interesting mission, can't wait to see more when you get it. The Pontiac plate is great, "good boy".
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    I seem to have sidetracked my own thread... The Pontiac clock is getting all the attention. Does anyone have any info on the mission style clock (model name) or a Gilbert 1906 stamped movement (date, interesting tidbits)?

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    Sorry to pop this thread to the top, but I'm still curious whether the 1906 stamped on the movement is a date or model (or something completely different)?

    I'm familiar with the 1807 "collection," which seems to be applied to several clocks and represents a favored year in Gilbert's history.
    See Post #8 Gilbert model 1807?
    See Post #1 Huge Gilbert Banjo Clock From The 1807 Collection
    See Gilbert Clock History - National Clock Repair New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-2415

    In my research I can find many mantel clocks on auction sites with a 1906 movement, but not much about its history. Most people posting list their clocks as a 1906, but I suspect the clock actually had different names. Since I see it on many models, I presume it is a movement model number. Does anyone know any further information such as a range of dates it was used or any other tidbits?

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    1906 is the year the movement was made. Gilbert put year dates on their movements (not necessarily routinely) beginning ca. 1900.
     
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    Thanks Steven. I haven't looked for or seen other years, so it`s back to Google to find other examples (not that I don't believe you Steven, but now I'm curious).

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    Here's one with 1910 on it, from the Capitol No. 44.

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    I think it would originally have had cylindrical brass covered weights?

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    Not always, it seems, From Tran:

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    Thanks again Steven!... For both the 1910 example and the catalog excerpts. The style and description match the 1267, Don Pedro very closely, including the cross bracing, nail buttons, cathedral gong, weights and font and hands style (as seen in the above photos). Here is a closer shot of the dial. I think you nailed it for me.

    I actually like the cast weights better and think they are a better fit with the no frills Mission style. Save them high falootin' fancy lookin' brass cases for the Viennas.

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