Howard Tower Clock Information

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  1. Jeremy Woodoff

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    From the NAWCC's Howard Clock records, I found an index number for the tower clock installed in the Jefferson Market Courthouse in New York City, probably around 1877 (the building was constructed between 1874 and 1877). The index number is 44/13152. Is there any way to find any information about this clock, specifically, whether it was a striking model? The two volumes of tower clock sales begin in 1888 and anyway do not seem to use this type of index number for identification.

    A picture of the remnants is here. It is just the base. I think the wheels pictured are pulley wheels, not train wheels. Thank you!


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  2. gvasale

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    That looks like Seth Thomas, not Howard.
     
  3. Jeremy Woodoff

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    Yes, thank you. The Howard listing must have been for a different clock in the building. The Seth Thomas records indicate

    February 1876--New York City Jefferson Market Police Court--No. 1 time tower clock mov't. There is a bell in the tower that was originally used as a fire watch bell. It seemed odd to me that the clock movement wouldn't have utilized it for a strike function, but apparently it did not.
     
  4. pmiddents

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    The Howard order number you list, 44/13152, would be for the early 1930's.
     
  5. Jeremy Woodoff

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    Thank you. It must have been an office or courtroom clock, from the days when the building was still a courthouse.
     

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