E. Howard & Co., of Boston, MA. Model No. 75. (Special). Wall clock. -SOLD-

This large timepiece is called the Model Number 75. It was made by the E. Howard & Company of Boston, Massachusetts. This model is not easily found in today’s marketplace.

The Number 75 size has a number of Victorian details. The case is constructed in oakand reatins an older finish that has been waxed. It compliments the wood nicely. The case is decorated with a variety of carvings. Floral patterns are featured in a number of locations. The movement is made of brass and is excellent quality. It is weight driven and fitted with a Geneva stop. The escapement is a recoil and the pendulum is full length. The original silver painted wooden rod supports a nickle plated brass bob taht retains its’ original decoration. Not surprisingly, it is an accurate time keeper. The movement is die stamped on the front plate, “E. Howard & Company, Boston.” It is also diestamped with the number “59.” The zinc dial is painted and measures 14 inches in diameter. It is signed in block lettering by the Maker in this location. The original weight is cast in iron.

This clock was made circa 1885 and is an excellent example. It measures approximately 60 inches long.

About Edward Howard of Boston, Massachusetts.

The E. Howard & Company succeeded the Howard & Davis firm in 1857. The Howard and Davis firm was comprised of Edward Howard and David P. Davis and was established in 1842. Both men served their clock apprenticeship under the guidance of Aaron Willard Jr in Boston. The Howard & Davis firm made high-grade clocks, precision balances, sewing machines, fire engines, watches. After the dissolution of Howard and Davis, Edward Howard became Boston’s leading manufacturer of weight-driven residential, commercial, and tower clocks. Howard also sold a large number of watchman and salve clock systems. These sold well in the late 1800s.

It has been said that the E. Howard Clock company never made an inexpensive clock, and everything they made was of very good quality. As a result, Howard clocks have become very collectible and are prized by their owners. Today, the E. Howard clock name enjoys outstanding name recognition.

For a more in-depth reading of Edward Howard and his various businesses, please read “Willard’s Patent Time Pieces” written by Paul Foley.


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