Antique Original 1894 Wm. L. Gilbert Mantle or Shelf Clock Pike made in Winsted, Conn.
William Lewis Gilbert 8-Day Clock Bristol/Winsted, CT
William Lewis Mantle or Shelf Clock
Condition: Working, keep time Ok.
Some external decoration elements maybe missing if it was any extra originaly.
Couple visible scratches on glass (see photo).
Included: Antique ORIGINAL William Lewis Gilbert Mantle or Shelf Pike made in Winsted, Con
Clock only. As you see on the photos.
Key to wind up not included.
About William L. Gilbert Clock Company.
On July 5, 1871, the William L. Gilbert Clock Company was formed at Winsted, Conn. to succeed the Gilbert Manufacturing Company (1866-1871) which had been dissolved after a fire destroyed the factory. These firms had grown out of the clockmaking operations of William L. Gilbert (1806-890) who, since 1828, had been involved in various clockmaking partnerships in Bristol, Farmington and Winsted, Connecticut.
In July of 1873, the new factory complex was completed and manufacturing commenced. George B. Owen (1834-1916) had come to Winsted in 1866 as General Manager and ran the firm for nearly 50 years, designing many interesting cases and patenting several clock movement features. Owen also operated a concurrent clock business at Winsted between 1875 and 1894…