PxPixel

Lot 140

Previous image preload Next image preload

Description: Howard & Davis Astronomical Regulator. Rare one of a kind Howard & Davis astronomical regulator. 16 in. silvered astronomical dial signed “Howard & Davis, Makers, Boston”, has sweep minute hand with black incised 5 minute numbers and a 6 in. sub seconds dial over a 6 in. sub hour dial and a walnut bezel; quality brass weight driven time only astronomical movement, unsigned, has maintaining power, Geneva stop Graham deadbeat escapement with jeweled pallets, early pendulum construction with single leg crutch engaging the pendulum on one impulse and pendulum swinging freely on the other, has beat adjustment at the top of the crutch and brass plate dust covers on the sides and top of the movement. Quality 2 cut glass jar mercurial compensating pendulum with long steel rid, brass cross bars, finials and S-scroll mounts on the top; quality brass covered weight with 5 spoke pulley framed in a fancy pierced decorated cage. Excellent Victorian & Gothic transitional carved walnut case c.1850, has a pierced carved crest with filigree and center medallion, lobed leaf carving bordering the shoulder of the bonnet, the body of the case has turned half columns with leafy corbels on the beveled corners, original glass on the front doors and sides with turned ivory pulls; the base has filigree carved corner corbels and inset arched panels on the front and sides, the silvered beat indicator is mounted on a pierced carved riser. one glass pendulum jar has a V shaped crack in the top but holds mercury. 86.5 in. high x 25 in. wide x 15 in. deep.

Accepted Forms of Payment

Money Order / Cashiers Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer

Shipping

Fontaine's does not handle any Shipping:
For the packing and shipping of smaller items.
Shane - United Pack & Ship
413-841-5265
UPNS.biz
Shipping@UnitedPack.com

Or

The UPS Store
413-448-2568
store0655@theupsstore.com

- or A shipper of your choice
For all other items, Fontaine's can provide a list of shippers.
*** Items will not be released to shippers until payment has cleared. Thank you!

May 30, 2015 11:00 AM EDT

Pittsfield, MA, US

You agree to pay a buyer's premium of up to 23.0% and any applicable taxes and shipping.

View full terms and conditions

Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $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 + $10,000