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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

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E. Howard & Co. No.43 Astronomical Floor Regulator

Estimate $150,000 - $200,000Nov 14, 2015
Pittsfield, MA, USA