Lot 182: E. Howard No. 61 Astronomical Floor Regulator
May 17, 2014
Pittsfield, MA, USALive Auction
Description: E. Howard & Co. Astronomical Standing Regulator No. 61. 14 in. pained zinc astronomical dial signed "E. Howard & Co., Boston, Mass." has black 5 minute numbers outside of the chapter ring, 4 in. sub seconds dial, 4 in. hour dial below with roman hour numerals and blued hands, walnut bezel; quality brass weight driven time only movement signed "E. Howard & Co. Boston" with Graham deadbeat escapement with jeweled pallets, retaining power, brass side weight and brass pulleys; has a 4 steel jar mercurial pendulum with long steel rod, numbered 320-3421. In a carved walnut case with broken pediment crest, turned finial with filigree embellishments, raised panels, scroll carvings and shells on the corners, carving with rosettes on either side of the door and base with inset & raised burled panels. Dial is replaced. 80 in. high x 27 in. wide x 13 in. deep.