Antique American Clocks July 2022
E. Howard & Co. “wall regulator”, ca. 1890? This model is not shown in E. Howard Watch & Clock Co. catalogs but is identical to one marketed by the Boston Clock Co. (see #23). The dark cherry case is 35 inches long and does not appear to have been grain-painted. The bottom was broken out, likely due to a weight fall, and has been restored. Both glasses are old, but I think the dial glass is a replacement, based on the putty, and the tablet has been repainted. The heavy zinc dial is original to this clock and shows some spotting and light soiling, and inpainting of chips; it is signed but I think that is a later addition. There are repairmen inscriptions on the back of the dial going back to 1890. The hands are correct. The movement is unsigned; the bob is damascened faintly and there is a working tie-down and a metal E. Howard tag on the metal weight shield. I cannot keep this guy running, and so I suspect service will be needed. $750-$1000.