Antique American Clocks January 2022
Davis Clock Co. “Long Branch”, 1880-1906. The Davis Clock Co. was headquartered in Columbus MS with a branch in Texarkana AR; the label in this clock indicates it was made in Texarkana. I have seen DCC clocks before, but not with a Texarkana label. Of course, its really a Gilbert Clock Co. Long Branch, marketed and possibly assembled by DCC. The oak case is 28.5 inches tall with a clean and glossy finish. The top finial is correct; the period door glass is as well. The paper dial is stained, the gold calendar hand correct, the time hands replacements. The signed Gilbert 8-day, time-and-strike movement is running and striking on the Gilbert cathedral gong, with the proper Gilbert pendulum. An outstanding label inside, one of the best I’ve seen. A very nice example, and a rare label. $250-$400.