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    A Piece of History out of the E. Howard Factory when it closed

    Charles May (Mayer) b. 1844 Giessen, in the Hessen region. Joseph Mayer b. 1868 in the Rhineland region Nieder-Flörsheim, near the city of Worms. Geissen is about 70 km north of Frankfort and Joseph Mayer's birthplace an equal distance south of Frankfort. Joseph Mayer's father, Simon, was...
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    Seattle King St. Station Tower Clock

    The largest and most prominent street clock in Seattle is the King St. Station clock. It stands 240’ high with 4 – 14’ dials. Originally the clock was a Howard No. 3 timepiece with double three legged gravity escapement installed in 1906. The clock is serial no. 1703. Many of the wheels and...
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    A Piece of History out of the E. Howard Factory when it closed

    Jim, 386 Washington St is right across the street from the Howard's Boston office throughout the 1890"s. Paul
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    E Howard Tower Clock research

    Scooter, I like your web site. Lots of interesting information.
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    E Howard Tower Clock research

    Keep us posted on what you decide to do with the clock.
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    E Howard Tower Clock research

    Here is a picture of the Old Post Office in Des Moines, IA. The building was demolished in 1968.
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    E Howard Tower Clock research

    There is one other Utah clock in the Howard records on p.21 of Tower clock Book No. 1. It is a No. 1 striker in Salt Lake City. However, I don't think your clock is from Utah. First, your clock looks like a No. 2 striker based on its size. Serial No. 1211 (there is no entry for No. 1811) is on...
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    Street Clock Identification

    Eric, The emblem on the base looks like it might be for some sort of benevolent society and there may even be a slot for monetary donations on the sidewalk side. The big building on the corner opposite might aid in pinning down the location. Paul
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    Home for father's tower clock materials

    This material would be a real treasure. The NAWCC library must take it. Peter, thank you so much for contacting us. Your father was a giant in the tower clock world. Paul Middents Silverdale, WA
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    Howard Round top special models

    Ross, Thanks for your reply. I discovered the North Meeting House clock from your excellent YouTube video showing the complete disassembly of a round top special model no. 0. I found this clock in Howard Customer List No. 1 order number 27/3645 which corresponds to a sale date in 1909. This is...
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    Need help getting started please

    Shawn Harris, Contact the folks at. The Southwest Museum of Clocks and Watches : Lockhart, Texas They have restored several Texas courthouse clocks. Paul Middents
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    Need help getting started please

    Shawn Harris, I found your clock in the Howard records and it is the oldest round top special known so far. The one referred to above was ordered in April 1884 and installed in Warwick MA. The Bastrop County Courthouse Bastrop, TX clock was ordered in Feb. 1884. This is a transcription from...
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    Need help getting started please

    You have a Howard round top special No. 1 striking tower clock which as you guessed was electrified sometime after it was installed. The bell probably predates the movement though I know of a clock like this reliably dated 1884. To put you in contact with help, we really need to know where the...
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    Howard Round top special models

    Greg, Don't stop plumbing the depths of your memory. I need these references. You make my point that the round tops became Howard's bread and butter model. I will run each of your towns through the Howard records and get back to you. Paul
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    Stonehill College "Clock Farm" tower clock ID

    This clock is a No. 0 Quarter striker. There were 14 No. 0 quarter strikers sold 1882-1905. There is a cut of one in an 1887 catalog fragment held by the NAWCC Library. This is the cut some of you have found. I used it the paper on Howard models that the late Donn Haven Lathrop posted on his...
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    Howard Round top special models

    Thanks, Brian. I will forward you a list of all the round tops I found in the Howard records for those states. Just finding the survivors would be a good start.
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    Howard Round top special models

    Thanks to extensive discussions with Phil D'Avanza and Chuck Roeser, I have come to the conclusion that there were only two models of the Howard Round Top Special Striker: The No. 0 and the No. 1. I have no evidence that either were offered in a time only version. The space between the frames on...
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    Howard Round top special models

    Thanks for your reply, Greg. The frame heights I quoted do not include the "riser" supplied with many of these clocks. Chuck Roeser sent me a picture of a No. 2 showing an "S" shaped sub-plate between the main frames. It carries the pivots for much of the strike and time trains. This would...
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    Howard Round top special models

    The Howard records indicate that the round top special tower clock came in three models: No. 0, No. 1 and No. 2. The No. 0 is the smallest and the size determines the number and size of dials and the size of bell the movement will support. The movements are almost identical visually. . I have...
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    Looking for help setting the bell

    This is really tragic news. The Brattleboro Reformer has anice article. http://www.reformer.com/stories/town-clock-custodian-dies-in-truck-crash-winchester-mourns-loss-of-selectman,516908