I've managed to open the brass circular item and it rotates to reveal several numbered compartments, one of which contains a small solid brass cylinder.
I'm guessing the "The E.H.W. & C. Co." stands for the Howard Watch & Clock company.
Any idea what these are used for please?
The first one is 5 3/4" tall with a 1 5/8" diameter dial but the central rod with a pointed tip extends below the level of its platform and is seized. It is made of cast iron and named "Goodell & Winn"
The second one is 2" in diameter, made of brass...
Thanks for your help, Dushan.
It does not have its own balance spring other than the separate one shown. I have owned several full blown hairspring vibrating tools but this one did not seem to have that ability.
Thanks for your trouble Jim - much appreciated.
My clock had been sitting in a parking lot for years luckily well greased but still exposed to the elements.
A local antique shop bought it and set it up in their shop then called in my watchmaker friend to shorten the pendulum so it could sit at...
Thanks for your advice, gvsale, it's in the Mid-West.
Jim, you're right and I thought about that after I posted.
It's original in that no parts have been replaced but the original ones were glass blasted, some parts chromed, hand sanded until all 200 component parts were immaculate but the...
I am about to buy out the contents of a Master watchmaker's shop who is retiring after 50 years in the business and need advice about the best way to sell this Howard tower clock, fully and expertly restored by him. It is complete and original except for the dial and hands and fully functional...