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E. Howard No. 397 Custom Regulator. 14 in. painted metal dial has Arabic hour numbers, sub-seconds dial, pierced diamond hands, signed E. Howard & Co. Boston. Quality brass weight driven No. 60 movement, has Graham deadbeat escapement, retaining power, signed E. Howard & Co. Boston; 4 jar mercurial pendulum with steel stick - numbered 397 and 3388 (dwt), isochronous beat adjustment on the top of the verge and original crank. In a custom cherry Colonial style case, has a tapered form with reverse graduated beveled glass panels in the door, arched bonnet with scrolled crest; custom case possibly original, restoration to base. Made for the M. Eisenstadt Jewelry Co. of St. Louis, MO, circa 1891, (as stated in a letter from Dana Blackwell). 79.5 in. high x 20 in. wide x 10.5 in deep.

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June 2, 2012 10:00 AM EDT
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