E. Howard & Co. Clock. Model No. 70. "School, Office or Bank Clock."
The Model 70 was successfully sold. It was used extensively in the Boston Public School System, in the various 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 overall condition. The case is constructed in oak. The 12 inch dial is painted onto tin pan and is original to this clock. The Maker's name is signed on the dial in block letters above the numeral “6.” 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 is original to the clock. The pendulum rod is made of wood. The bob is zinc, covered in brass for compensation. The damascene decoration applied to the bob is in good condition. The reverse painted tablet is done in the traditional Howard colors of black red and gold. This clock is designed to run for eight days on a full wind and was made circa 1890. This clock measures 32 inches long.
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