Howard & Davis No. 1 Regulator, .Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1860, the rosewood-grained case with turned wooden bezel over the 12 1/2-in. painted iron Roman numeral dial signed Howard & Davis/Boston with seconds bit, hinged waist and base doors with half-round moldings frame the black and gold reverse-painted glasses, the lower opens to the weight baffle and tie-down, eight-day trapezoidal shaped movement with dead-beat escapement, stepped train, top-mounted regulating assembly all powered by an iron weight and regulated by a gilt wooden pendulum rod and damascened brass-faced bob, ht. 50 in.
Dial undisturbed including signature, both glasses appear to be the original, movement with no significant repairs or replacements, original hour and minute hands, replacement second's hand, original weight and pendulum bob.
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