Monk & Gilbert Bolton 1868 – 1873)

A partnership between George Monk, and Egerton C. Gilbert of Bradford Terrace Haulgh, often George is mistakenly linked to the Gilbert Watch Co. of America, although they may have sold their products.

Monk and Gilbert were working out of number 8 Deansgate, and were probably displaced by the expansion of Whitheads store which eventually shared the block with Prestons..

8 Deansgate, (with the clock) the home to Monk & Gilbert.

A Victorian two train flat bed turret clock with gravity escapement and original bell by Monk & Gilbert, Bolton, dated 1868 
The going train with six crossings, four-leg gravity escapement, the silvered setting dial signed Monk & Gilbert Bolton 1868, the strike train with countwheel, the fly vanes and the strike train great wheel now missing; together with the original bell signed on the outer curvature Robert Stainbank Founder London 1868.

A ‘Patent Union Chronometer’ centre seconds movement signed Monk & Gilbert, Bolton