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Howard & Davis No. 1 Regulator Wall Clock, Boston, c. 1860, rosewood-grained case with turned wooden bezel over the 12 1/2-in. painted iron roman numeral dial with seconds bit, hinged waist and base doors with half-round moldings frame the black and gold reverse-painted glasses, the lower opens to the weight baffle and tie-down. Signed/Die Stamped 8-day movement w/deadbeat escapement, maintaining power, Geneva stop & regulating assembly. Original cast iron weight and pendulum w/ over sized bob, 50" overall. An original clock that has never been refinished. Wonderful Faux Rosewood Grained Cherry Frames. The movement has been completely overhauled and runs great. Die Stamped Movement. 2 original guide posts in the backboard perfectly align/mate with back plate. Side clips that stabilze the movement have been relocated over the years during previous servicing. Original Hands. The frames are original and all numbers match "31." Original Dial with some in-painting and strengthening to the black in places. Bezel has a repaired separation/crack. Original tie down/weight/pendulum/cast iron weight. The original bottom glass was cracked, Lee Davis did an outstanding job matching the throat tablet on an original/wavy glass that looks great. Backboard has a shrinkage crack, minor hairline at the bottom of the head. Old repair to lower frame at the hinge. Minor dings/scuffs that you find on a 170+ yr old clock. The Howard & Davis firm was formed in Boston, Massachusetts by Edward Howard and David Potter Davis in 1842. Both men were trained and served their apprenticeship in clockmaking to Aaron Willard Jr. of Roxbury, Massachusetts. In 1844 through 1847, Luther S. Stephenson joined the partnership which was then called Stephenson, Howard & Davis. It is now thought that the Howard & Davis name was not used until after Stephenson departed. The Howard & Davis Clock Company built a reputation for building very high quality items which included various forms of high grade clocks. The company also made sewing machines and fire pumpers. In 1857, the Howard & Davis firm was dissolved when D. P. Davis left to peruse other ventures. In 1858, E. Howard began to sign his clocks, E. Howard & Co. This firm enjoyed many prosperous years making clocks and latter watches until he retired in 1881.

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