Who is the maker of the American octagon short drop?

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  1. Rockin Ronnie

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    I picked up this time-only calendar wall clock today. The maker's name on the clock face has been painted over, there is no label on the case and the movement is unmarked although it does have "CD" stamped on the front plate, lower left. It looks like a Gilbert to me. Could also be a Sessions. Can anyone confirm? And the year?

    It looks like the movement is original to the case but I am not sure (no additional screw holes though).

    It is non-working and has some issues but mostly the minute hand does not advance because of a detached wheel on the motion works.

    Ron

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    My guess is the Gilbert, Admiral model. Early 20th century?
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    It is a Gilbert, possibly early 1900’s. This thread shows the same movement with the same CD marking.

    School House Calendar Clock ID Request

    Not sure what the CD means and I’m not near my books to ID the particular model.
     
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    Maybe "Calendar Day". Just a guess.

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    I agree that this is the Gilbert Admiral. It is shown in Tran in this style from the 1901 catalogue (with calendar) and the 1910 catalogue (without calendar); both have Standard Time on the bottom door glass. The Admiral is also shown from the 1925 catalogue but with a plain, unadorned oak case.
     
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    Thanks, everyone. The only issue with the movement is a cracked brass pinion and I am looking at threads now regarding the best repair. Seems the pinion is a common issue.
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    Repaired, 4 bushings required and cleaned the case. Runs great.
    Ron

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    Nice, how did you go about fixing the cracked pinion?
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    To be honest I didn't. Given I paid $60 for the clock I did not want to invest much in it. Used Loctite Red and secured it in place.
    Ron
     
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