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E. Howard & Co. No.43 Astronomical Floor Regulator
14 in. reverse painted glass astronomical dial with sweep minute hand and 5 minute hour numbers, 4.75 in. sub seconds dial over a 4.75 in. sub hour dial. Quality brass 8 day weight driven time only No. 2 movement signed “E. Howard & Co., Boston”, has brass front and rear plates, fancy turned posts, deadbeat escapement, maintaining power, Geneva stop, beat adjustment at the top of the crutch, brass dust cover plates on the top and sides; 5 spoke pierced brass pulley, brass covered weight, steel pendulum rod with four-jar mercury filled coin spot Sandwich glass pendulum (numbered 55 over 2855-8) with jars made by the Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. (Boston, Mass), over a silvered beat indicator on a pierced carved riser. In a beautiful carved walnut floor standing case with shell carved crest over a figural maiden’s head and carved drapery. the overhanging cornice top with large teardrop carved corbels on the side panels and on either side of the door, highlighted with burl walnut veneer inlays and incised carvings; the base has a large carved inset front panel, filigree carved corbels along the sides at the rear and stands on block feet. Case is in good overall condition, has an overcoated finish, missing minor veneer flakes, reverse painted dial is repainted on the original glass, pendulum has 2 replaced glass jars, beat indicator has losses.105 in. high x 37 in. wide x 14.5 in. deep.”From the pendulum record book”; Pendulum No. 55, shipped to N.Y. office March 26, 1872, #2 Movement, #43 Case, 8 hr. 25 min. trial, +4 sec. @ 55-70, +4 sec. @ 144-148, Mercury 2655-8
Price Realized: $ 210,000
E. Howard No. 47 Astronomical Hanging Regulator.
The clock case is the epitome of the American Renaissance Revival movement being an impressive 8’3″ long and made from hand-carved American walnut with carved finials & incised burled trim, the massive crest has a carved bust of Christopher Columbus, the arched center door with reverse painted “Regulator” throat glass exposing the weight, pierced carved beat indicator and four-jar mercury filled Sandwich glass pendulum (No. 121/2806) with cylinders made by the Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. (Boston, Mass), silvered beat indicator is mounted on a pierced carved riser with teardrop finials. the impressive lower bracket has 5 ornate scroll carved support arms. The fact that the clock hasn’t passed through many hands helps explain why it is in such fine condition and original finish. The original 16.5″ reverse painted glass (vitrolite) dial, signed “E. Howard & Co., Boston, Mass.” is in excellent condition with black 5 minute numbers on the chapter dial, sub hour dial with open diamond hand and an sub seconds dial above. The brass weight driven 8 day time only No. 3 astronomical movement signed E. Howard & Co., Boston, has a Graham deadbeat escapement with jeweled pallets, blued pendulum crutch, maintaining power, Geneva stop, dust covers on the top and sides; brass pendulum suspension cradle with steel rods, quality brass covered weight and 5 spoke pulley. (Dimensions: 8’3″ high x 37″ wide x 16″ deep).
Price Realized: $ 356,950.00
E. Howard No. 68 Floor Standing Astronomical Regulator Clock.
Silvered 14″ bronze astronomical dial has black incised 5 minute numbers on the chapter ring, 4.5 in. sub seconds dial over a 4.5 in. sub hour dial with pierced trefoil hand, dial signed “E. Howard & Co. Boston Mass.”, walnut bezel; quality brass 8 day 2 weight time only astronomical movement is signed “E. Howard & Co. Boston”, has 4 leg silvered gravity escapement with jeweled pallets on the gravity arms, maintaining power, quality brass side weights with brass pulleys and 4 jar mercurial pendulum numbered 297 – 3380. The large carved walnut case has an arched crest with scrolled seashell over a carved maidens head and raised burled panels, door has carved corbels on either side with raised panels and turned rosettes on the front, silvered beat indicator on a pierced carved riser inside of the case and nice inset burled panels in the base. Clock is in excellent original finish with good original glass on the door & sides, Exceptional color and patina, good original blued hands, dial screws and washers. 105 in. high x 33 in. wide x 17 in. deep.
Price Realized: $ 277,300.00
E. Howard & Co. Astronomical Regulator No. 46.
16 in. reverse painted glass astronomical dial with Arabic 5 minute numbers on the chapter ring, sub hour dial with Roman numerals and sub seconds dial with walnut bezel, signed E. Howard & Co. Boston, Mass, has some dial flaking to the white background. High quality, 8 day, brass, weight driven time only movement signed E. Howard & Co. Boston, Graham deadbeat escapement with jeweled pallets, isochronous beat adjustment on the top of the verge, retaining power. The clock has solid brass pulleys, top quality brass weight and four jar mercurial pendulum, numbered 361 – 3898 – 16; silvered beat indicator applied to wood supports. Walnut case with carved crest, arched center with figural pediment bust of a woman, pierced carved side pieces and carved finials, pierced carved corbel supports under the cornice top, walnut burl & rosettes throughout the body; the large base has burled panels with bordering trim and a central carved fox head. Case is numbered above the movement 8 – 1888. In very good condition, movement is clean and running, case has a excellent original finish. 126 in. high x 41 in. wide x 16 in. deep.
Price Realized: $ 230,100.00
E. Howard No. 74 Astronomical Observatory Regulator.
12 in. silvered bronze Astronomical dial has black incised 5 minute numbers on the chapter ring with sub 24 hour dial and sub seconds dial having an open center, original blued hands, dial is signed E. Howard & Co., Boston, Mass. and numbered 305. Quality brass, weight driven movement has Graham deadbeat escapement with jeweled pallets, Geneva stop & maintaining power, movement signed E. Howard & Co., Boston; has an original silvered, 4 steel jar mercurial cluster pendulum with beat adjustment disc at the bottom, numbered 305 over 3364. Includes a gear in front of the escape wheel which originally would connect to a chronograph within the observatory, the gear would rotate with the escape wheel making 1 full rotation per minute; an electronic circuit between the clock & chronograph would be interrupted once every minute through a missing tooth in the gear allowing precise time to be tracked on the chronographs chart. The case has an iron back, cast in one piece on which the movement bracket and mahogany case front are mounted, has an iron side weight with 2 quality brass pulleys in the right side of the case which is partitioned by a wooden baffle and silvered bronze beat indicator plaque at the point of the pendulum; the electronic chronograph components have been removed from the clock which in in good running condition. 2 mounting screws are replaced on the side of the case. 60 in. high x 18.5 in. wide x 11 in. deep.
Price Realized: $41,300.00
E. Howard No. 25 Drum Head Astronomical Regulator.
14 in. silvered bronze astronomical dial has black incised 5 minute numbers on the chapter ring with 4.5 in. sub hour dial over a 4.5 in. sub seconds dial which has an open center exposing the escapement, dial is signed E. Howard & Co. Makers, Boston. Has a quality brass, 90 day, weight driven time only astronomical movement with deadbeat escapement having jeweled pallets, maintaining power and dust covers encasing the movement; has exposed barrels in the back of the movement from which the 2 flat iron weights hang behind the backboard of the clock on solid brass pulleys, 4 glass jar mercury pendulum has a silvered rod with gilt bronze acorn finials. In a carved walnut No. 25 case with round “drum head” top, arched front door with original glass exposing the pendulum and beat indicator and inset panels in the base. In excellent condition and cleaned and polished finish. 75 in. high x 18 in. wide x 12 in. deep.
Price Realized: $94,400.00