"Pennsylvania Railroad" Solid Oak Wall Regulator made by the "E. Howard Clock Co. * Boston" this Model Number 89 was made Circa 1890's to 1910 !!! Finish appears to be all untouched original, and evenly bleached lightly by years of sunlight.
Proof of Railroad Provenance, or 3 Verifiers : PRR Paper Instruction Label printed by E. Howard is located at the inside bottom of the Door Frame, the stencil painted PRR Property #2890 is painted on the metal Dial, and also matches the Die Stamped "PRR #2890" found on the lower left inside of wood door frame.
This Model #89 Howard is the later of 2 versions with the much Deeper Case, and the Exposed Central Brass Weight which is in front of the Pendulum Bob. (versus the hidden flat cast iron weight behind a central wood panel) Also has the Full Molded Cornice Top, instead of the Straight Case with the 3 flat sides. Solid 1 1/8 inch thick sides on this Oak Case with massive top Molded Cornice & Backboard have been intricately designed to compensate for Expansion & Contraction, due to extreme changes in Temperature and Humidity.
Has a wood Maple tone Pendulum Stick with a Brass covered Pendulum Bob. Contains the Original marked "E. Howard & Co. Boston #1" size Nickel Plated Brass Movement which has been Removed, Inspected, Cleaned, and Oiled on 4-22-16. Excellent Original Painted Metal Dial with Wood Surround Ring, and No Paint touch-ups ! See photos.
This Precision Clock has a Standard Eight Day, Weight Driven, Time-Only marked "E. Howard #1" Movement, and was Advertised "As the Best Regulator Value on the Market" in their catalog.
Measurements : Overall Case is 59 inches Long, 23 inches Wide and 10 1/2 inches Deep at the Top Cornice. Side of case is 9 inches Deep. (Other versions of the Model #89 only have 6 3/4 inches Deep case sides)
Shipping ; Currently On-Display at a Sundays Only access Antique Mall, and will ship out on the First Business Day following any Sunday after removal from the Mall. Or could be inspected, and picked up in person, Sundays only at the same Antique Mall in Adamstown, PA.
E. Howard Historical Notes : Most Respected American Factory Clocks with Highly Accurate Movements. The E. Howard & Co. is said to have sent 10 of these Model 89 Clocks to 10 Different Railroads for field testing. The results all came back with positive results, they averaged only 3 to 4 seconds of error, within each Month Testing period ! Their 1890's E. Howard Company Catalog boasted that the "Model 89 is the most accurate clock available for the Money."
Pennsylvania RR Historical Notes : Operational from 1846 to 1968. At one time, the PRR was the largest publicly traded corporation in the World, with a budget larger than that of the U.S. Government and a workforce of about 250,000 people. Holds the World Record for a Company which Historically Paid Yearly Dividends to it's Stockholders for Over 100 Years. The Pennsylvania Railroad was an American Class I railroad, founded in 1846. Commonly referred to as the "Pennsy," the PRR was headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The PRR was the largest railroad by traffic and revenue in the U.S. for the first half of the twentieth century. Over the years, it acquired, merged with or owned part of at least 800 other rail lines and companies. At the end of 1925, it operated 10,515 miles of rail line in the 1920s, it carried nearly three times the traffic as other railroads of comparable length, such as the Union Pacific or Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroads. Its only formidable rival was the New York Central (NYC), which carried only three-quarters of PRR's tons per miles.