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3364T Marlborough
April 6, 2020 12:00 PM - April 14, 2020 07:00 PMCalender

E. Howard & Co. No. 25 Astronomical Floor Regulator

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3364T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: April 06, 2020 12:00PM


E. Howard & Co. No. 25 Astronomical Floor Regulator, Boston, the walnut "drum head" case with hinged and glazed dial door over the 14 1/2-in. reverse-painted glass dial marked "E. Howard & Co./Makers/Boston," movement with heavy brass plates, rear outboard winding drum, maintaining power, Geneva stop, engraved escapement bridge, jeweled escape wheel, pallet pivots and deadbeat faces, regulated by a four-jar mercury pendulum stamped on bridge "2161/19," and powered by a single brass-cased weight, ht. 80 in.

Provenance: Norfolk Southern Railway.
Estimate $10,000-20,000

lacking beat scale, paint loss to dial, refinished case, lacking one seating board mounting bolt, bezel lock currently not locking, shrinkage crack to drum head.. original winding key. mirror most likely an old replacement.

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