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Doug Osborne

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I have a carriage clock, leather boxed, repeater & alarm marked W. Gibson & Co. appears to be 19th century. any information would be appreciated.

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Steven Thornberry

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You probably should post pictures, case, movement, leather box, etc. That would help us help you.
 

rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

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I have a carriage clock, leather boxed, repeater & alarm marked W. Gibson & Co. appears to be 19th century. any information would be appreciated.

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From what I can tell from your pix that's a killer clock.

Great dial and engraved dial surround. I believe that the name on the dial is the retailer, most likely a high end jeweler.

The decorative side panels are just fantastic. From what I can see, wonderful quality.

Looks like strike (I suspect hour and 1/2 hour) and alarm (that little subsidiary dial). It's a repeater as indicated by the button on top.

Wonderful case with Corinthian columns. Is that an a la Anglaise style of case?

I would bet it's French made for the English speaking market,. Examine the clock closely. I have a carriage clock marked by a Swiss firm. I found the French maker's mark on the edge of the front plate!

Late 19th century/very early 20th? I did a very quick google, and found a Belfast jeweler by that name. Rather prestigious firm.

Allix and Bonnert (I think I have those names right; too lazy to get up and check) wrote a great book on carriage clocks. Might look through there.

Decent, level, right side up pix would help.

RM
 

zedric

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Very late to the piece, but that is a fantastic clock! The case could do with cleaning up, but those panels are amazing. You can find more about Gibson and the company that sold the clock here http://gibsontrust.org/
 

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