Please forgive the awful picture, better ones will come. I think it suits my questions so far. This was given to me this weekend by a wonderful couple in our chapter. Column & splat? Or something else? I think I've also read that these guys are called groaners. The weights are monstrously heavy. Glasses are not original (not wavy), wooden works seems seized up to some degree. Little over 32" high. Weights, lead (unadjustable) bob, iron bell, label and key (!!!) are present. Splat is painted black, about 1/4" thick, seems quite new. Pendulum lead looks new as well. The key hole has what I originally thought was a diamond made of ivory around it. It wasn't shaped or glued very well and ended up coming off when I tried the key. Seems like plastic now that it's out. Any comments on what would have originally have been there? Would here have been a key/lock at all? Dial seems original. Would those brass escutcheons have been present originally? Methinks not, but thought I'd ask before I took them off. Case is in acceptable condition, almost no veneer missing, a couple of scratches on the left column, appears that the columns have been painted, probably the same time as the splat. The gentleman that gave it to me was not able to work on it. He speculated it in the 1830s. Would love to get it running but that wooden works intimidates me! Better pictures soon, I promise.