I couldn’t pass up the latest auction find pictured below. The latest violation of the - - “I’m only looking for one more clock, and its a (fill in the blank)” statement to my wife. Especially when this wasn’t the clock I filled in the blank. Wood works in my area are hard to pass up! Especially if the originality is what I’m hoping/think this is. I’m interested to get the board’s impressions on whatever aspect jumps out at them, and I have a few questions below. 1. The splat appears to have been the victim of rough treatment before the auction. My plan is to size a period donor section of a chimney, reglue, and color to match. This is the 3rd wood works I have and each of them are the column and splat type (one is a J&D with minor marriage of parts, the other is a Henry C. Smith). All of them are similar in appearance, with faint stencil left on the columns, but faint to no stenciling on the splat. I see some on the message board and in books with matching splat stenciling and many others are as mine, without it. Any theories why the splats seem to fair so poorly? 2. Judging by the door putty, the tablet and face glass appear to be original. Any ideas of what location is shown on the tablet? Looks like it may be outline shape of a church in the center area. 3. The movement-to-rail pins in this clock are metal. I’ve seen metal and wood used. Anyone know for sure what material was originally used? Wood or metal? Similar question on the pins connecting the face to the rails - - wood or metal? 4. I’m wondering if this movement is likely the original to the clock? Looking at the movement-to-rail pin holes, they align well.. There are no extra holes in the rails. Additionally, the face fits the rails well and matches to the winding arbor well. Darkening/shading on back board matches well with this movement. Does this movement type, look to be correct for this clock? Looking at Bulletin 208, I guessed it to be 5.12 without the alarm movement. The displaced-to-the-right upper right pillar seems to support this. Agree? 5. Suspension spring post/hanger is broken at the split (shown in one of the pictures below). Previous repairer drilled it and the replacement spring and inserted a screw. I plan to replace it. I searched the message board, but was unable to find detailed info on that repair. It appears to be brass. I did find a reference stating the post appeared to be wood screw-type threaded into the plate. Anyone else ever dealt with a similar repair? Could it be as easy as using a brass wood screw modified to match existing hanger? 6. Crutch is steel as opposed to brass, with a non-typical bend/radius. Anyone ever seen something like this bend before? Looks to me like a replacement, given its looseness in the verge. The pallets have minor ruts in them, which makes me think this is a replacement and maybe an attempt at replacing the crutch. 7. One of the pictures shows 2 of what I would describe as metal staples in the floor of the case. Are these from the time the clock was made? What were they used for? I’ve seen pictures of them being used for weight cord tie points, but was not sure of their original intent. 8. Any other observations are welcome.