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E. Howard & Co. Oak No. 86 Floor Regulator

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
479
Sold for:
$1,845$1,500

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2760M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 01, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

E. Howard & Co. Oak No. 86 Floor Regulator, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1890, the broad flat cornice with carved vines, dentil moldings, pilasters, and incised decoration, full-length glazed door over the 14-in. painted zinc Roman numeral dial signed E. Howard & Co./Boston, seconds bit and blued-steel hands, eight-day, time-only movement with dead-beat escapement, maintaining power, rear hung gilt wooden rod and damascened pendulum bob, beat scale and brass-cased weight, all on a raised carved plinth, ht. 102 in.

Note: The No. 86 Howard is shown in the catalogs as a wall model which appears to be an identical case as the Waterbury No. 7. Both were available in floor models, as the present example.
Estimate $2,000-4,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

E. Howard & Co., Massachusetts, blued-steel hands