Howard & Davis Boston
Edward Howard and David P. Davis were both apprentices in the shop of Aaron Willard. They formed a partnership in Boston in the 1840’s and this example is one of their early clocks. The clock we are currently offering for your consideration is a Howard & Davis No. 3 Banjo Clock, weight driven timepiece Circa 1850 with overall dimensions of 38 X 16 X 9 in. The early dial is paper over Zinc with black Roman numerals, signed Howard & Davis Boston, black open moon hands. Brass signed Howard & Davis weight driven movement with recoil escapement, cast iron weight, brass pendulum bob with wood stick and lock-down hardware mounted to the original weight well baffle. Rosewood grained hardwood case with black and gilt reverse painted throat glass and box tablet that are originally and professionally restored by Tom Moberg. Excellent original Rosewood grained “faux” finish, bottom of case is original and case number #15, dial is original w/ some minor in-painting. Case retains the original protective weight guides. All in all an nice clean example of an early production regulator banjo clock. The #3 size to me is the most pleasing on the wall as I have found the #1, #2 to be too large for a home and the #5, #4 too small!