Howard & Davis #3 Banjo Clock Circa 1850

Howard & Davis, Boston


Howard & Davis, Boston, Mass., “No. 3 Regulator” weight driven banjo clock.  The Cherry case and frames with “faux grained” rosewood surface decoration.  Original glasses with black and gold reverse painted throat and lower tablets.  The lower tablet with “PRESENTED BY CHARLES RICE” in gold leaf.   Die stamped signed brass movement with damascened plates.   Untouched original Zinc dial with signed paper overlay.  Original stamped steel “moon” hands.  Original cast iron weight with an impression of number “3” embedded in the casting.   Finally the frames and case are die stamped No. “56” typical of the Boston clock manufacturers.

Charles W. Rice was a Watchmaker, Watch & Clock Repairman at work in Worcester MA during the mid 19th C.  He was the grandson of Luther Goddard.   Daniel Goddard advertised in 1840… .”Mr. Charles W. Rice, and accurate and skillful workman.”  Rice died in 1883.