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Don Johnston (828) 625-2847 donbatcave@gmail.com

The brainchild of world renown 19th century clock maker, E. Howard, the tower clock was built to serve as an elaborate and rugged time piece for public places, like town squares and large buildings. The construction of these clocks has not seriously changed since then. Constructed from polished brass, each clock is weight driven with a double three legged gravity escapement which powers a seconds ticking pendulum. Each of our clocks is available in clear polycarbonate, so that every small little detail and inner working is available to the eye; or the clock can be encased in brass, which is painted green and pin striped in the traditional way that E. Howard built his clocks.

The idea to build these types of clocks really locked in for Don when he met Mr. Chuck Roeser. Chuck is a Clock maker and restorer who specializes in older style clocks and clock mechanism. Chuck and Don found that they both had a common desire to build these sorts of clocks with this style escapement. In almost no time, due in large part to the truly extensive knowledge the two have of metal working and clock making, Don and Chuck were able to build 6 gorgeous tower clocks. Lovers of the machines that they are, Chuck and Don each kept 1 of the clocks for themselves, but 4 are still available for sale.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, tower clocks became a major civic investment both here and abroad. Seth Thomas Co., namesake of Thomaston, Conn., and E. Howard Co. of Boston, employed hundreds of clockmakers assembling gears, weights, escapements, clock faces and movements for tower clocks. The public-clock business later dwindled as cheaper electric motors replaced the complicated works of mechanical clocks in the 1930s.

If you have any technical questions concerning your clock, please contact Chuck through his website, at www.ustowerclock.com

Pendulum Grandfather Clock
 

 

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Street Tower Clock

Street Clock Model 00
E. Howard & Company
Boston, Mass.

This E. Howard Street Clock was one of many that were manufactured by E. Howard & Company, Boston, Mass., during the period from 1875 through 1930. This specific model was frequently used for street clocks, although it was sometimes used on smaller tower clock installations where it would drive only one or two dials. The frames are solid brass while the wheels (gears) are brass with steel arbors. It runs on about 30 pounds of weight, which can be compounded to run for a typical eight days.

Donated by Philip (NAWCC #36198) and Dorothy Gilbert (NAWCC #78148)
Hendersonville, North Carolina

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All parts listed, have been made in small quantities and are exactly reproduced to match original parts.

We can reproduce any tower clock part that you may be missing and will quote upon request.

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