HORTON'S ANTIQUE CLOCKS JULY 2019
“Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co., Winsted, Conn.”, imprinted on the dial of this ca 1885 No. 5 Regulator. The walnut case is dark, apparently never refinished or cleaned but just kept applying polish. It is 48 inches tall, has all its original case and internal parts. There is a super nice nickel weight, pendulum, pulley, and dial rings. The 8-day brass movement is running, the dial is original, now darkened from age and the hands may not be original. There is a key door lock on the side, three original glasses with original putty. In my 45 years selling clocks I have never had this model and can only find one sale in the last 10 years at any of the major auction houses and it sold for nearly $2000. It must be a rare clock. Ly-Gilbert, page 139. $1000-$1500.