Authentic "Chicago,Rock Island, and Pacific Railway" E. Howard * Boston Model No. 89 Regulator in the later version Solid Oak Case Circa 1890's to 1910 !!! Micro Engraved on the inside of the front Movement Plate "Mov't Restored Nov. 1975 * D.J. Blackwell * E. Howard Co." (seen in the last photo) The back of the zinc dial is also scratch engraved "J.D. Blackwell Dec. (?) 1975" (I'm assuming he did a 1 month Test Period after the Nov. Rebuild)
This Precision Model 89 Regulator has an Nickel Plated Eight Day Weight Driven Movement,with Graham Dead-Beat Escapement & Maintaining power. Movement is Marked "E. Howard * Boston #953" and was Advertised "As the Best Regulator Value on the Market" in their catalog. The original "E. Howard" Factory Paper instruction Label is still on the inside of the lower door frame, as seen in the second last photo.
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."
Measurements : Overall Case is 59 inches Long, 23 inches Wide and 10 1/4 inches Deep at the Top Cornice. Case Waist measures 19 1/2 Wide, and 8 3/4 inches Deep. (Other versions of the Model #89 Case only have 6 3/4 inches Deep case sides)
You have my personal satisfaction guarantee for a 7 Day inspection period on all my 8 day Clocks, over the normal 3 Day "No questions asked full item refund" Ruby Lane Policy. (less shipping fees) I disassembled and Hand Cleaned each individual part of the movement, re-oiled bushings, and found no visible wear on 12-23-2017.
Shipping ; I can get you a Freight shipping quote with your Zip Code to your Home. Or it could be inspected By Appointment Only, and picked up in-person in the Hershey, Pa. area.
Historical Notes about the "Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway" Est. in 1851 and made their final runs on Dec. 31, 1978.
The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (CRI&P RW, sometimes called Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway) was a Class I railroad in the United States started in 1851. It was also known as the Rock Island Line, or, in its final years, The Rock. At the end of 1970 it operated 7,183 miles of road on 10,669 miles of track; that year it reported 20,557 million ton-miles of revenue freight and 118 million passenger-miles.
Territory ; The Rock Island stretched across Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas. The easternmost reach of the system was Chicago, and the system also reached Memphis, Tennessee; west, it reached Denver, Colorado, and Santa Rosa, New Mexico. Southernmost reaches were to Galveston, Texas, and Eunice, Louisiana while in a northerly direction the Rock Island got as far as Minneapolis, Minnesota. Major lines included Minneapolis to Kansas City, Missouri, via Des Moines, Iowa; St. Louis, Missouri Meta, Missouri, to Santa Rosa via Kansas City; Herington, Kansas, to Galveston, Texas, via Fort Worth, Texas, and Dallas, Texas; and Santa Rosa to Memphis. The heaviest traffic was on the Chicago-to-Rock Island and Rock Island-to-Muscatine lines. Ref.: Many Thanks to Wikipedia
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