Lot 181

Previous image preload Next image preload


E. Howard No. 47 Astronomical Hanging Regulator. The clock case is the epitome of the American Renaissance Revival movement being an impressive 8'3" long and made from hand-carved American walnut with carved finials & incised burled trim, the massive crest has a carved bust of Christopher Columbus, the arched center door with reverse painted "Regulator" throat glass exposing the weight, pierced carved beat indicator and four-jar mercury filled Sandwich glass pendulum (No. 121/2806) with cylinders made by the Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. (Boston, Mass), silvered beat indicator is mounted on a pierced carved riser with teardrop finials. the impressive lower bracket has 5 ornate scroll carved support arms. The fact that the clock hasn't passed through many hands helps explain why it is in such fine condition and original finish. The original 16.5" reverse painted glass (vitrolite) dial, signed "E. Howard & Co., Boston, Mass." is in excellent condition with black 5 minute numbers on the chapter dial, sub hour dial with open diamond hand and an sub seconds dial above. The brass weight driven 8 day time only No. 3 astronomical movement signed E. Howard & Co., Boston, has a Graham deadbeat escapement with jeweled pallets, blued pendulum crutch, maintaining power, Geneva stop, dust covers on the top and sides; brass pendulum suspension cradle with steel rods, quality brass covered weight and 5 spoke pulley. (Dimensions: 8'3" high x 37" wide x 16" deep).

Accepted Forms of Payment:

Money Order / Cashiers Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer


Buyers are required to provide their own shipping. Fontaine's Auction Gallery provides shipping information to United Pack & Ship for the purchase of smaller items; they may contact you within 7 days of the auction to inquire about the status of your shipment and to provide you with a shipping quote if needed. If you need information immediately you may email Shane at United Pack & Ship [email protected] - If you have larger items to ship You may contact Fontaine's and we can provide you with a list of other shippers. Thank you!

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

Fontaine's Auction Gallery

You agree to pay a buyer's premium of up to 23% and any applicable taxes and shipping.

View full terms and conditions

Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $99 $5
$100 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $2,499 $100
$2,500 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $24,999 $500
$25,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 + $5,000