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2724M Marlborough
May 3, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

E. Howard & Company No. 6 Figure Eight Regulator

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 03, 2014 10:00AM


E. Howard & Company No. 6 Figure Eight Regulator, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1875, walnut case with carved cresting, 15-in. Roman numeral dial signed E. Howard & Co. /Boston, seconds bit and blued-steel hands, the full-length door with printed Directions for Putting Up the Clock...E. Howard & Co., Boston, Mass., black, maroon, and gold leaf tablets open to the gilt pendulum rod and damascened pendulum bob with tie-down, eight-day rectangular plate movement stamped E. Howard & Co./Boston with dead-beat escapement, maintaining power, Geneva stop and compounded iron weight, ht. 58 in.

Note: A note inside the case reads: "This clock hung in Young's Hotel in Boston for many years." Young's Hotel was located on Court Street in the financial district of Boston.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Very Near Pristine. Two possibly three replacement blocks supporting the wooden weight baffle, iron weight cast "1" although doubtful that it is by association. Dial nearly perfect and no doubt undisturbed. Appears to be a clock that has had expert professional care.

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E. Howard & Company, Massachusetts, blued-steel hands, Young's Hotel