Laprade - you are correct; it is a gaff rig. I was a little irked that they wouldn't let me open the door, let alone remove the hood, but they don't know me from Adam, so I didn't argue the point. I will be coming back here next spring to work on six clocks owned by the Longmeadow Historical Society. I am certain that after I repair their clocks, the Longmeadow Library Association will have no qualms about letting me at least photograph and inspect the interior. So like many things in life, these posts begin what will probably turn out to be a serial saga. LOL Incidentally, here are some pics of the three tall cased clocks belonging to the Historical Society. As I gain more information and documentation on these clocks, I will post it as well, if for no other reason than to be certain someone besides me knows something about them.. Who knows? I could get hit by a truck and the knowledge would die with me. I think we all owe it to future generations to pass as much knowledge on as possible.
Inmages 1117 and 1118 are of a case by David white, a local Longmeadow cabinet maker. The movement is wood, and probably Connecticut.
Images 1119 and 1120 are of a veneered case. The movement is cable driven, so presumably brass movement.
The center of the top of the David White Case is broken off. I have attached a photo of my clock case by hikm, showing what was probably there when he made this one.
Images 1121,1122,and 1123 are of a clock attributed to the Enfield Shaker community. The drive appears to be cloth (linen?) cable, so presumably this clock also has a wooden movement.
I will be working on all three of these clocks, along with an unsigned banjo, a Seth Thomas Shelf clock, and a schoolroom drop regulator, so will post more information as I get to them. As they used to say in radio, "Stay tuned!"