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watch index 39
country American  
piece name (title): Howard and Co., series III
set key
jewels 18s
size 15j
plate other
plate finish gilt
date 1861
long comment Gent's 18S coin silver, key wound, key set, hunting case pocket watch, Series III, S/N 7277, made by E. Howard & Company, Boston (Roxbury), Ma. USA circa 1861-1863.
case style hunting
case material silver
serial number 3453
movement An 18S brass half plate, key wound and key set movement, 15 jewels with compensating balance above the center wheel, Reed&apol;s Patent mainspring gear (notes), mono-metallic balance wheel with Mershon's patent marked on the balance bridge regulator (notes) and the plates marked E. Howard & Co. Boston with the serial number 7277 (S/N 3501-28000 were all 18S Series III movements made between 1861 and 1871, a total of 24,500).
case 18S coin silver, three leaf, hunting case pocket watch with polished covers and ball pendant and bow placed at the three position opposite the hinge. The outer case has a shield for the owner's initials while the inner case is marked "coin silver" with the initial G possibly relating to someone in the case making department. The case serial number is 3453. The cuvette is polished, carries the same serial number, and has two key winding apertures.
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dial and hands White enameled dial with a fine Roman hour chapter ring, closed minutes to the outside, sunken subsidiary seconds @6 and blued steel solid "Cathedral" hands. the upper dial is marked "e;E. Howard & Co. Boston"e;.
notes Reeds Patent: Developed a stationary mainspring barrel to protect the gear train in the event of a broken mainspring which would normally destroy the rest of the gearing. His mainspring was set solidly on the pillar plate with the end of the spring attached directly to the pillar. Patented Feb. 18, 1857.

Mershon's Patent: Ralph D. Mershon developed a patent while working for the E. Howard Company which involved a unique patented compound regulator system.
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