E.Howard movement with unusual marking

the 3rd dwarve

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I recently acquired another E. Howard #69 engine room clock with the more common 8 day rectangular movement. The movement has a small letter P inside a larger letter G inscribed inside the back plate. I am sure it is original to the movement as it was inscribed before the movement was plated. I have never seen this before and would like to know if anyone else has a movement with this marking or has seen one. Any idea who or what P G was?

It was tough trying to get a good picture of the mark on the super shiny plate.

Regards,

Jeff
 

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Ralph

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Jeff,

I checked some movements and parts around here.. the first movement I looked at, had the same stamp, though mine appeared to me a little larger?

I had a set of plates and it had a small 'G' stamped in it. I checked another movement and did not see any stamp.

I had another similar movement, except not nickle plated and a cross-hatch pattern on it, instead of the wavy pattern, and it did not seem to have a stamp...

I have one other, but don't know, when I can get around to checking it.

I can use a dial for one of the small engine room clocks.

I bought one of these movements at the Ft Mitchell show. It was missing the escapement platform. Unbelievably, that same weekend at our local Chapter meeting, I picked up a platform for it, though it is missing the regulator.

Ralph
 

the 3rd dwarve

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Hi Ralph,

Thanks for taking the time out to check that for me. I have no idea what that mark means and probably will never know.
Sorry, I can’t help you with a dial. The only dials I ever see for these are for the round stainless steel plated movements. I would like to find a nice enamel 4-1/2 inch dial myself.
Regards,
jeff
 

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Jeff,

The dial I need has a dial plate about 6 5/8". The opening of the sight ring is just shy of 6".

I have a glossy paper dial I made up. A friend of mine has the same clock with an enamel dial and I'm trying to fake that up.

Cheers, Ralph
 

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