E. Howard & Co. Boston. Model No. 70. Wall clock. (14 Inch dial.)
The E. Howard & Company offered five different sizes of the Model 70 form. This example is the not the smallest of the five. It is the second size and is seldom seen. This clock displays the time on a dial that measures a full 14 inches in diameter and the case measures approximately 36 inches long.
The Model 70 was successfully sold. It was used extensively in the Boston Public School System as wells as the Boroughs of Greater New York and many other places as the Standard School Clock. It is reported that the United States Government specified it as the "Standard for all Public Buildings." One would also see this model in use in many of the Nations railroad stations. Some of which included: The Elevated Railroad Stations of New York City, The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, The Central Railroad of New Jersey, West Shore Railroad of Boston & Albany and nearly all Railroad Companies throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada.
This Number 70 is excellent working condition. The case is constructed in oak that exhibits simple graining and an excellent reddish color. The 14 inch dial is painted on tin and retains the original block letter signature. This signature for some reason does not show well in the photographs. It is much easier to view this in person. The size of this dial makes this an unusual clock. In comparison to the 12 inch dial examples of the Model 70, we have had very few opportunities to purchase the 14 inch model. The proportions of which are quite pleasing. The weight driven movement is brass and of very good quality. The Maker’s name and model number 70 are die-stamped into the front plate. The weight is cast iron and bears the number "70." The pendulum rod is made of wood that supports a zinc bob that is covered in brass for compensation and decoration. The brass surface still retains it’s original decorated surface. The reverse painted tablet is done in the traditional Howard colors of black, red and gold. This tablet appears to be original to this clock. It is in good condition. This clock is designed to run for eight days on a full wind and was made circa 1900.
Inventory number 28116.
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