The Most Beautiful Ugly Clock I've Ever Seen
(Jeffersonville, IN, USA)
Gilbert Figurine Clock
This Gilbert figurine clock now resides with me, as I am the only child in the family that didn't think it was ridiculously gawdy! My Mom knew I would take good care of it, and give it due justice.
Throughout the years it has been displayed, followed our family through 30 years of moving around various army bases in Europe....and STILL I have the original key.
I only know that it was given to my Grandparents by a wealthy woman in town, either as an anniversary gift, or a wedding gift. No one is living that knows the facts. Grandma & Grandpa both died at age 81 in 1961.
I love this clock, and when I had to put Mama into an assisted living facility, I brought it home and it actually ran, with accurate time, for a day or so. I've not been able to get it to do so since, but would rather not try, at the risk of damaging the inner workings.
Enjoy the picture of this beautiful, ugly clock, and let me know if anyone can identify it, or place it in a better time frame.