E. Howard & Co. Model No. 70. "School, Office or Bank Clock." 219055

The Model 70 was successfully sold. It was used extensively in the Boston Public School System, in the various Boroughs of Greater New York and many other places as the Standard School Clock. It is reported that the United States Government specified it as the “Standard for all Public Buildings.” One would also see this model in use in many of the Nations railroad stations. Some of which included: The Elevated Railroad Stations of New York City, The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, The Central Railroad of New Jersey, West Shore Railroad of Boston & Albany and nearly all Railroad Companies throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada.

This model number 70 is good overall condition. The case is constructed in ash and has a very light colored presentation. The 12 inch dial is painted onto zinc pan and is original to this clock. The Maker’s name is signed on the dial in block letters above the hour numeral VI. The signature is very faint and can be difficult to see. The weight driven movement is brass and of very good quality. The Maker’s name and model number “70” are die-stamped into the front plate. The weight is cast iron and is original to the clock. The pendulum rod is made of wood and supports a bob that is zinc and covered in brass. The damascene decoration applied to the brass bob is in excellent original condition. The Maker’s set up label is pasted onto the weight board. The reverse painted tablet is done in the traditional Howard colors of black red and gold. This is an original tablet. This clock is designed to run for eight days on a full wind and was made circa 1910. The case measures approximately 32 inches long overall.

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