How much is my Eastlake style iron clock worth?

Great gothic clock

Leah asks:

This clock was in my home (circa 1927) when I bought it.

It appears to be some kind of heavy metal, ie, lead?

Just wondering if it has value, and if I can sell it to a dealer or collector.

 

AW says: These are neat, but they are more popular with decorators than clock collectors. Believe it or not, the case is made out of iron! The style and period is Eastlake circa (1870-1900) and the cases of this type may have held any number of different clockworks from American clock companies. Waterbury being the most likely.  

Because the case was made of iron, they were virtually indestructible, and thus many of them still remain, which means they are not as rare as one might think.  

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