Howard & Davis Boston No. 3 Weight Driven Banjo Clock C. 1850’s

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 the last clocks prior to the formation of the E. Howard & Co. Boston. The clock we are currently offering for your consideration is a Howard & Davis No. 3 Banjo Clock, weight driven timepiece C. late 1850’s with overall dimensions of 38 X 16 X 9 in. The heavy iron dial with black Roman numerals is original, 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 weight well baffle. Rosewood grained hardwood case has black and gold reverse painted throat glass and tablet, has conservation on the back over the black; remarkable untouched original finish to the case, bottom of case die stamped “34” has been reattached. Throat frame & box frame both die stamped “34” as well. The pendulum bob retains its original concentric circle decoration. Die cast iron weight “3”