E Howard & Co #301445 is stem wind and lever set. I searched several old Bulletin articles and in George Townsend's "E Howard & Co Watches" but did not find any mention of this lever setting device. Was it a special order option, or was it retro-fitted to comply with railroad requirements? The usual winding bridge is present but the shipper is omitted, replaced with the lever at "11". The lever pivots on the screw which attached it to the plate. Moving the lever toward the pendant causes the inside end of the lever to press downward on the clutch, engaging the winding wheels. This action takes the place of the sliding shipper in the pendant setting system. Protruding from the end of the lever is a short pin, which is easily caught with the thumbnail to shift the lever toward the pendant. The winding stem differs from the usual pendant setting stem in that the reduced portion engaged by the detent screw is short. In the photo the upper stem is the lever-setting stem, the lower stem is from a pendant set series VIII. The pillar plate view of a pendant-set series VIII shows the curved steel shipper, which slides downward when the stem is pulled out for setting. No. 301445 has 17 jewels with a Breguet hairspring and was probably made in 1886 according to the "E. Howard Factory Records" web pages. The lever setting mechanism works very well.