gang - the clock just arrived... paid a guy to transport it from ashland oregon. he picked it up yesterday and delivered it today. because the seller was unable to pull the weight before transport i had him pull the pendulum and told him that once he took it off the wall it should be kept at a slight incline.... so he built a packing case that kept it at in incline... see photos. i guess when you're a cabinet maker everything looks like a cabinet! i wish he hadn't put the blue painters tape on wood parts, but no damage was done. i'm going to post a bunch of photos as it arrived... filthy, but to my eye in really nice condition. two questions: - did these come without painted tablets? i.e., plain lower door glass? - do we think the '7-77' stamped on the back of the movement is an ST date stamp?