Cambridge City Hall • E. Howard Gravity Escapement Striking Tower Clock
Complete restoration of a previously electrified, scavenged, rusty, completely nonfunctional hulk. Fabrication of entire gravity escapement, 4 sets of dial gears, 4 sets of hands, more than 150 parts all together. Original paint scheme duplicated including pin striping and gilding.
Since the completion of this restoration (1995) I have had the contract for weekly winding and routine maintenance.
Contact: Facilities Manager, Cambridge DPW (617) 349-4823
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Saint Paul Church • E. Howard Quarter Striking Tower Clock With Angelus
Complete restoration of a previously electrified completely nonfunctional wreck - badly rusted and missing many parts. Fabrication of entire striking controller, circular fan fly brass ratchet, brass striking train gear, etc.
Since the completion of this restoration (1997) I have had the contract for weekly winding and routine maintenance.
Contact: St. Paul Parish, Cambridge, MA (617) 491-8400

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Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME • E. Howard Striking Tower Clock
Bowdoin College requested a complete, museum quality restoration of this small striking tower clock. Owing to a previous electrification, 50 parts of the clock were missing, including the complete escapement, pendulum, time side great wheel assembly, etc. These parts were all painstakingly fabricated to vintage E. Howard standards.
Competition for this job was with another nationally known firm.
Contact: Facilities Management, Bowdoin College (207) 725-3449

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Rollins School • Seth Thomas Gravity Escapement Striking Tower Clock
The city of Lawrence requested a museum quality restoration of this clock which had been completely neglected for many years and was badly rusted, covered with pigeon droppings, and completely nonfunctional.
Since the completion of this restoration (1993) I have had the contract for weekly winding and routine maintenance.
Contact: Mr. Michael Morley, Building Maintenance Supervisor (978) 794-5776
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Devotion School, Brookline, MA
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Dover Town Hall, Dover, MA
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Salisbury East Parish Church • E. Howard Round Top Striking Tower Clock
This clock had been badly damaged: a large cast iron gear was broken into pieces, and many teeth on several brass gears were bent out of shape. Also, when the tower was reconstructed all the holes for the positioning of the weight cable pulleys were removed and locations had to be determined anew. A switching system for the electric weight winding was designed and installed. All parts were polished and lacquered.
Contact: John Folley -Minister (978) 465-8940

Boott Mills, Lowell, MA • E. Howard "Flat Top" Tower Clock
This clock had been non-functional for many years. The mechanism was covered with pigeon droppings, the motion works tubes were broken, and the crutch was missing adjustment screws. Repairs were made and the original paint was gently cleaned.
Since the restoration of this clock (1992) I have had the contract for weekly winding and routine maintenance.
Contact: Project Manager (978) 454-9033

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES
George F. Burgess - Steeplejack (207) 236-2572
I have worked with George on several jobs including First Parish Church in Salisbury, MA and Newton Highlands Congregational Church (in MA). George has been in the business for 20 years and is one of the best.

Dr. Judith E. Selwyn - Preservation Technology Associates, Inc. (617) 227-0900
Dr. Selwyn is one of the key figures in historic preservation in the Boston area and has referred work to me, including East Parish Church (Concord, MA) and Newton Highlands Congregational Church.

Thomas Erb - President, Electric Time Co. (800) 531-2562
Electric Time has a history that dates back to the 1920's. They have referred work on mechanical tower clocks to me, including Dover Town Hall (Dover, MA) and the Community Church of West Medway, MA

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