This is an exquisite oak antique grandfather clock, the grain patterns of the oak are very pleasing to the eye. It has an eight-day movement that strikes the quarter and the hour on nine tubes and each tube is inscribed, “Patent Dec. 4 1900, 480 and Elite.” The iron frame holding the tubes is also inscribed May 17, 1904. The brass dial with a silvered chapter ring has fancy scrolling gilt pierced center and spandrels. A rolling moon depicting the usual seascape and landscape is pictured above the dial.
Note: “Elite” was the grand prize winner at the 1884 World’s Fair held in St. Louis Missouri for its design.