By Hand the Faded and Worn Roman Numerals of this lovely
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William L. Gilbert was born in 1806 in Northfield, CT (a village of Litchfield), and became interested in the booming clockmaking business at Bristol in 1828. In that year he and his brother–in–law George Marsh purchased a clock factory and formed the firm Marsh, Gilbert & Co. In 1835 Gilbert and John Birge formed Birge & Gilbert. In 1839 Gilbert became part of Jeromes, Gilbert, Grant & Co. to make the newly introduced 30-hour brass weight-driven clock.