AUCTION : 1019

Lots 767 - 773: Important Jeweler's Regulators and Public Clocks including Howard Regulator No.'s 48, 61 & 67

Lot#: 767

DESCRIPTION: E. Howard & Co., Boston, Mass., "No. 48" standing astronomical regulator, walnut and walnut veneer case with molded base below panelled front and sides, the front with applied carving and central turned, carved eight lobe roundel, burl veneered sloping surbase below ogee and ovolo transition molding, trunk sides with arched lights, the front with glazed removable panel having a molded frame and convex top below a carved drapery swag, both conforming to the curve of the turned, molded bezel, with flanking, inverted column form drops below turned, carved roundels and terminating in a carved, stylized bellflower, and surmounted by a honeysuckle and shell carved, molded crest and two turned, carved finials, white painted astronomical dial with blued steel hands, 8 day brass movement with jeweled train and deadbeat escapement with Vulliamy pallets, and two jar mercury pendulum, and brass clad weight
CONDITION: case refinished and in a dark stain, dirty, minor bumps and dings, fret sawn support for beat scale replaced, dial inking strengthened and lacquered, hands with minor oxide, movement with vestigial remains of damascened finish, crutch with poor repair, screws with rust, two jewels now replaced with brass bushings, third wheel jewel at back plate broken, escape wheel without endshake due to rust encrustation at front plate, pendulum rod with rust, jars and frame of incorrect style, weight with minor corrosion and verdigris
ESTIMATE: $40000 - $60000
CIRCA: 1875
DIMENSIONS: 111.25in x 32in x 17.75in

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Lot#: 768

DESCRIPTION: E. Howard & Co., Boston, Mass., "No. 61" astronomical regulator, the renaissance revival style case with molded stepped base and burl veneered panels at the front and sides, and with cyma and cavetto molded surbase, supporting the upper case with glazed door and sides, the door with applied, stylized Grecian foliate carvings, and simple eight lobe roundels, arched cornice molding surmounted by a broken pitched pediment with central urn and laurel festoon, and the corners with stylized palmette form acroterion angularium above stylized, flattened volutes, white painted astronomical dial signed "E. Howard & Co. Boston, Mass.", blued steel hands, damascened brass week going movement with jeweled pallets, mercury pendulum with four nickel plated steel jars, brass frame, and nickel plated rod, silvered beat scale, brass clad weight, and heavy cast iron bracket attached to the case back, supporting both the pendulum and the movement
CONDITION: case dirty, refinished, a few minor bumps and abrasions, door glass with scratch, beat scale with minor haze and tarnish, dial repainted and with minor bend, hands with minor oxide, movement plates in old lacquer, with tarnish and localized areas of minor staining, back plate with a few dings/ impact trauma, pendulum rod with minor losses to plating and minor rust, frame containing jars tarnished, jars dirty and with tiny blisters to plating, weight tarnished and with minor verdigris, lower cap with damage at edge
ESTIMATE: $40000 - $60000
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 94in x 30.75in x 14.75in

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Lot#: 769

DESCRIPTION: Reproduction of an E. Howard & Co., Boston, Mass., "No. 67" hanging astronomical regulator, walnut and burl walnut veneer case with large molded bottom bracket and turned, carved drop, full length door with molded arched aperture, veneered panels, turned roundels, and each corner with applied, carved scroll ornament, the large, molded crest also with veneered panels, carved scrolls, turned finials, and low broken arch with central carved bull head, 8 day timepiece movement with maintaining power and Graham deadbeat escapement, pendulum with brass rod and frame containing four glass mercury filled jars, brass weight, case back with legible labels
CONDITION: very dirty, minor dents, dings and scuffs, veneer with minor losses, veneer with lifting, case back panel replaced with mirror, upper left trim corner joint with minor loss, base trim with loss at left, steer with repair to left ear and both horns, block at right rear of crest detached, movement mounting bracket missing, beat scale and support missing, plates with minor staining and tarnish, dial purpose made to fit movement, pendulum frame and rod with tarnish and minor verdigris, rod replaced, weight tarnished, labels with some loss and fading
ESTIMATE: $15000 - $20000
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 89.5in x 31.25in x 11in

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Lot#: 770

DESCRIPTION: E. Howard & Co., Boston, Mass., a rare, large double dial public clock with frosted glass dials, the 30 inch dials contained in a turned cylindrical case with turned wooden bezels, with counter weighted spade hands, and supported by a wooden, tapered, hollow pilaster with heavy molded base and top, all in black paint with yellow pinstriping following the contours of the various sections, 8 day, signed, weight driven timepiece movement with recoil escapement, set and wound through the lower part of the turned case, damascened, brass clad pendulum with wooden rod, and cast iron weight
CONDITION: case good, with wear and losses to surface, minor marks and scratches, dials replaced, hands repainted, weight access door at base replaced, movement dirty, oily, and with staining, winding arbor with soldered repair at U joint, pendulum bob polished, damascening just visible, pendulum rod with minor losses to finish, weight replaced. An unusual timepiece, perhaps used in an arcade where the dials would have been visible through doors at night, or perhaps a railroad station.
ESTIMATE: $8000 - $10000
CIRCA: 1900
DIMENSIONS: 84in x 36in x 13in

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Lot#: 771

DESCRIPTION: A large electric street or station clock with cast iron base, the green painted column with conical base supporting the octagonal clock, black painted case with chrome trim, two black painted arabic numeral dials illuminated with concealed green neon tubes, each with chrome plated, art deco style hands and red painted sweep seconds hand
CONDITION: repainted, minor scrapes and dings in paint, chrome trim with minor bends and dents, dials repainted, one movement working and setting, both neon tubes working, hands good
ESTIMATE: $2500 - $3500
CIRCA: 1935
DIMENSIONS: 88in x 32in x 24in

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Lot#: 772

DESCRIPTION: Astronomical regulator with later purpose made case, the walnut, rectilinear 6 light case with simple molded base and top, black lacquered dial with gilt chapter rings and numerals, gilt hands, 8 day brass weight driven movement with maintaining power and Graham dead beat escapement and mounted to a heavy cast bracket attached to the case back, substantial brass and steel gridiron pendulum with heavy bob, and brass clad weight
CONDITION: case good, dial repainted, movement clean, ticking, pendulum bob with staining, weight with minor dents and dings
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
DIMENSIONS: 60.5in x 14.75in x 9in

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Lot#: 773

DESCRIPTION: An American hanging astronomical regulator with beehive style case, the walnut, lancet arch case with convex molded front, bezel, and door, the sides with small glazed apertures allowing a view of the movement, and the back lined with black velvet, white painted sheet iron dial with outer minutes, seconds chapter above center, and hours below, blued steel hands, substantial 8 day weight driven brass movement with Graham deadbeat escapement, maintaining power, damascened plates, and five spoke crossings, and pendulum with gilt wooden rod and brass clad bob, the weight also with brass shell
CONDITION: case in an old, crazed finish, case front with split above dial, bezel also with split at top, putty in door and bezel replaced, velvet with discoloration, wear, and tears, dial cleaned, relined, hands good, movement with tarnish and staining, damascening with losses, all steel a uniform gray color, pallet and crutch collets soldered to arbor, pendulum rod dirty and with losses to gilding, pendulum bob with distortions and shallow dents, minor staining, small crack and evidence of extensive hammering, back poorly poured and finished, weight with tarnish and dings
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1200
CIRCA: 20th century
DIMENSIONS: 59.5in x 20.5in x 6.25in

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