HORTON'S ANTIQUE CLOCKS JULY 2019
Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co. “Office Drop Calendar”, ca 1881. This clock has every indication of being 100% original, with one exception. I believe the dials have been repainted. This model lost dial paint very easily, perhaps because of how they are put together. The 34” high walnut case has all the carved curly cues and top ornament intact. The finish is dark yet polished and looks great. Both glasses are original, top with original putty, bottom with original wood strips. Behind the lower door on the backboard is a very dark, near complete, paper label. There is also a label on the back of the case. The movement is 8-day, running and striking on a coil gong. The gong, movement, brass bob and wood stick, hands, and all the metal calendar discs, are original. The clock originally had paper dial on the metal pans but you cannot buy them anywhere so you have to have them painted. Think of the cost. Ly-Calendar, page 94. This model booked for $2800 a few years ago. I believe the last one we sold was in our August 2008 auction for nearly $2800, and it was near perfect like this one. We have had this clock for many years just because it was the nicest one that had come thru my auctions. $1000-$1500.