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A circa 1865, walnut Astronomical Regulator tall case clock by E. Howard, Boston, special order Gothic case having a pitched pediment, mercury pendulum; image credit on full record.
The clock works on the circa 1865, walnut Astronomical Regulator tall case clock by E. Howard, Boston; image credit on full record.
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Astronomical Regulator Clock; Howard (E), Walnut, Gothic Case, Mercury Pendulum, 103 inch.

A circa 1865, walnut Astronomical Regulator tall case clock by E. Howard, Boston, special order Gothic case having a pitched pediment, freestanding turned columns with carved acanthus leaf capitals flanking the bayonette mounted bezel, reverse-painted glass dial marked E. Howard & Co. Makers. Boston. With perimeter minute track, hours indicated above the center and seconds below with aperture for viewing the escapement, original blued steel hands, trefoil case buttresses provide visual support for the dial, the waist glazed door framed by a molded lancet arch over the mirrored back, silvered beat scale and walnut holder all flanked by freestanding turned and carved columns, the base with center applied quatrafoil panel framed by diamond-shaped spandrels and flanked by pitched buttresses on a molded and flat plinth, the damascened eight-day brass movement enclosed within three dust covers, Graham's deadbeat escapement, maintaining power, Geneva stop, straight line four-wheel train, the great wheel with 300 teeth and rear-mounted winding drum, jewelled escape wheel, pallet pivots and pallets all mounted in an engraved cock, front hung steel and brass pendulum cradle supports the four-jar mercury pendulum marked 2830 and 9, indexed regulation nut and blued steel pointer, all powered by a 3.50" long, 1.25" in diameter brass-cased weight with threaded acorn hanger....[more information available via subscription]

p4A Item D9747213
Category:  clocks & watches    Origin:  Massachusetts
Type:  regulator    Year:  1860 - 1870

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