Please ID this Clock English William L. Gilbert clock

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  1. Matty Ludwig

    Matty Ludwig New Member

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    As a teen my husband got this clock. The label on the bottom indicates that it is a Wm. L. Gilbert Clock with the name KISMET, made in Connecticut. However, in all my searching online, I can find no record of this clock name. What can you tell me about it? Why does it not show up on the listings of his clocks?

    It is 13" wide, 11" tall at the highest point, and 5" deep.
    Attached are some good pics

    IMG_6741.JPG Kismet-.jpg IMG_6742.JPG IMG_6745.JPG IMG_6746.JPG IMG_6749.JPG IMG_6750.JPG
     
  2. Steven Thornberry

    Steven Thornberry User Administrator
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    The "1913" on the movement is the year the movement was made. So, your clock could not be earlier than that. As it turns out, Tran Duy Ly's book on Gilbert clocks shows an illustration of the Kismet from the 1913 catalogue. So, you could accept 1913 as at least the approximate date of manufacture for your clock.
     
  3. Rockin Ronnie

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    I like the faux inlay detail on the front of the case.
    Ron
     
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    That's a nice little Gilbert.

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