1906 Presentation Oak Mantle Clock with unmarked "Winterhalder & Hoffmeier" with Quarter Hour Chiming Movement !!!
Presentation Clock has a Signed Silver Plated Dial which Reads : “Pearce & Sons Ltd. * Leicester” (UK=England) This named Clock & Watch Maker's Family Dates back to the First Quarter of the 19th Century, but they also later Retailed These Fine Clocks which were made by “Winterhalder & Hoffmeir” of Germany. (Solid Attribution)
Renaissance Revival Style Oak Case with Carved Wood Trim & Corinthian Capped Columns, Roman type Pediment Roof. Eight Day Time & Strike Movement. Sounds on each of the Quarter Hours with the Twin Bim-Bam Chime Coils, and Strikes the Correct Number of Chimes on the Hour. Silvered Presentation Plaque Reads : Presented to Mr. & Mrs. Peatfield by Friends and Well Wishers, Past and Present Students, in Recognition of their Valued Services for 30 Years in the Claybrooke National School and in Grateful remembrance of many acts of Neighbourly Kindness EASTER 1909.
Solid Brass 8 Day Movement has been Professionally Disassembled, Hand Cleaned, Re-assembled, and oiled on 7-01-16.
Measurements : Height is 14 inches, 11 inches Wide, and 6 inches in Depth.
Shipping : Will ship out first business day following a Sunday, since it is currently "On Display" in a Sundays Only Antique Mall. Or can picked up in-person at the Antique Mall on a Sunday in Adamstown,Pa.
Historical Notes on Claybrooke School ; first Established as a Catholic Sponsored School for Orphaned Boys, then after 1840 ; Claybrooke school was enlarged in 1873 at a cost of £210 (Brittish Pounds), and it became a mixed school with separate rooms for Boys & Girls and infants. A school for 80 children was built in Ullesthorpe in 1856 By William Gillson. The mistress was paid £20 from a charity, with the rest of her salary made up by a subscription. The average attendance in 1895 was said to be 43, and 40 on 1908. Mr. & Mrs. Peatfield must have Helped them from 1876 to 1908 when this Clock was Presented to them Both for 30 Years of Service on Easter of 1908 !