The venerable old clock company named MEIJI was located in Nagoya, Japan beginning around 1895. In addition to Seikosha, the Meiji (pronounced like MY GEE)Clock Company affiliated with the ANSONIA CLOCK COMPANY in New York to produce Ansonia type movements for their oriental clocks. Later, the Meiji Clock Company produced many thousands of clocks and movements that were derivatives of the Ansonia style and which they considered an improved design. The Meiji Clock Company produced many different styles of clocks, most of which were based on American designs. This little beauty is in the style of a miniature eight-day 'schoolhouse' clock. The soft wood case has been delightfully refinished in a honey-tone color reminiscent of Walnut or Butternut. The eight-day movement is clean and runs and strikes the hours properly. A "Grape Leaf" style pendulum compliments the overall appearance of this nice little clock. On the iron gong base are cast the words MEIJI CLOCK COMPANY. The movement displays the letters "S.B." which to date, we have not been able to identify. The clean dial is original to the clock with the numerals painted on the zinc. Several additional screws have been added over the years to fasten the dial securely. The hands are also original to the clock (see photograph). This is surely a 'honey' of a clock with an appropriate honey-colored finish that will compliment any setting in which it is displayed.