Gilbert mantel clock. Differing Strike Mechanisms. 1880’s.

This is a Gilbert mantel clock with oak case.

Gilbert Mantel Clock
Gilbert mantel clock 1880’s

Gilbert mantle clock 1880’s

Bell and Gong

This is an unusual movement in that the clock strikes the half hour on a bell and strikes the hour on a coil gong. I do not have another clock in my collection that strikes in this way.

Pie Crust Design

The face and bezel on this clock are referred to as a ‘pie crust’ design. You may have heard of this technique on vintage and antique furniture such as tables, but it is also a term that is applied in horology, as well.

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