Lot 201

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E. Howard No. 25 Drum Head Astronomical Regulator. 14 in. silvered bronze astronomical dial signed "E. Howard & Co. Makers, Boston, Patented May 11th, 1858", black incised 5 minute numbers on the chapter ring with 4.5 in. sub hour dial over a 4.5 in. open center sub seconds dial which exposes the escapement. Has a quality brass, 90 day, weight driven time only astronomical movement with knee action deadbeat escapement having jeweled pallets, maintaining power and dust covers encasing the movement; has exposed barrels in the back of the movement from which the 2 flat iron weights hang behind the weight baffle on solid brass pulleys, 4 glass jar mercury pendulum has a silvered rod with gilt bronze acorn finials. In an original walnut case with round "drum head" top, arched front door with original glass exposing the pendulum and beat indicator. In excellent condition and with a slightly enhanced original finish, original silvering on the dial has wear, missing one dust cover screw. 79 in. high x 21 in. wide x 12.5 in. deep.

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November 22, 2014 11:00 AM EST
Pittsfield, MA, US

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