Help ID this E. Howard

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  1. GjP

    GjP Registered User

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    Found this in a basement garage of an older home in PA. It had been there for several years. The Couple said they had inherited it and it was supposed to have hung in a College. I found a paper inside stating it was a bell system Old Main. I was siting on a couple of old saw horse stands and was very dirty. It is 7 feet tall 2 feet wide and 8 inches deep. Both the upper and lower works are marked E Howard Company Boston. It also came with a box of old original parts switches , connectors , contacts and old wires. Took a while but I got both of the works working. The hour hand has several contacts attached to it and the minute hand had a contact point out at the end of the hand, I removed it. I had the black center ring made just to cover the whole in the middle of the face. I think there should have been some type of program dial their. Haven't posted in awhile had some trouble loading pictures hope they all come out. Can't find any reference to this Howard clock anywhere. The case looks similar to some Howards I've seen just much bigger. The second clock in one of the pictures is a New Haven Stanton , just for reference of size. Any info would be great, thanks

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  2. Jim DuBois

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    Seems like it is a special order clock based primarily on a #89 case. It is in a lengthen version of that basic case allowing the master clock assembly to be housed. There may be a Howard special number assigned for it, but I sort of doubt it. Here is a Howard mvt out of another similar clock, case now gone....

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  3. Jim Andrews

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    GJP, I've been doing a lot of surfing since acquiring my two electric masters. Here's a link that talks about the E. Howard electrics.
    E. Howard Electric Clocks
    Nice find and congrats on getting it running. Any Howard is worth the time.
     
  4. GjP

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    All thanks for the info.
     
  5. JTD

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    Your enquiry might possibly do better in the Electric Horology section.

    A moderator may move it for you if he wishes.

    JTD
     

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