E Howard in Dallas

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  1. OldRed1892

    OldRed1892 New Member

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    We have recently installed an E. Howard Model #3, S/N 2525 in the newly rebuilt clock tower in the Old Red Courthouse in Dallas, TX. I was wondering if anyone could point me in the proper direction to determine provenance of this clock. I am pretty certain it was manufactured between May of 1892 and November of 1893, but beyond that don't know much. Also, can anyone recommend reading material about these types of E. Howard clocks?

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  2. gvasale

    gvasale Registered User
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    I'll check my data. I have the serial numbers for a few Howards. Now this a No 3 what? Timepiece? T/S? of T/S/C? The number you give seems about 20 years too early. Here are a few examples SN/Date

    2099/1901
    1281/1888
    1694/1895
    820/1881
    821/1881
    249/1874
    1613/1892
    987/1884
    820/1881
    1560/1892
    1698/1900
    2479/1904

    Now, these numbers /dates with the exceptions of the first and last are a long way off from your example. But what is the real fact? I do know that bells have moved from one location to another. I suspect clocks may have moved sometimes too.

    Another question comes to mind: was each style marked consecutively as produced or are there duplicate numbers?

    What I call washtubs and flatbeds, along with timepieces have relatively easy sn's to find. Roundtops are awful. Mostly painted with a stencil. And mostly obliterated with passing of the years.
     
  3. OldRed1892

    OldRed1892 New Member

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    The clock is a time and strike tower clock.

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  4. gvasale

    gvasale Registered User
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    looks a little like it may have been fitted with some kind of electric wind. Also looks like there may be a gravity escapement. Also looks like the're testing the strike action in this photo.
     
  5. OldRed1892

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    It has an electric wind mechanism and a gravity escapement for the clock and strike sides. The strike mechanism isn't connected yet as the bell hasn't been hung. What you are seeing is a maintenance training session.
     

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