Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Guide to the E. Howard Clock Company Records

Collection ID:
Howard, Edward
E. Howard Clock Co.
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Physical Description:
6 Cubic feet
21 boxes
This collection consists of business records for E. Howard Clock Company and document watch and clock orders, as well as stockholder and directors' meeting minutes.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Business records of the E. Howard Clock Company, 1862-1930.

The records are arranged into ten series.
Series 1, Stockholders and Directors Meeting Minutes, 1900-1930
Series 2, Watches, 1862-1869
Series 3, Watches (N Size), 1870-1904
Series 4, Watches (J Size), 1891-1904
Series 5, Watches (L Size), 1869-1904
Series 6, Watches (G Size), 1874-1893
Series 7, Clock Orders, 1871-1899
Series 8, Clocks and Watchmans, 1904-1918
Series 9, Tower Clocks, 1888-1905
Series 10, Customer Lists for Clocks

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
E. Howard Clock Company was established in Boston in 1842 by Edward Howard. The business originally limited itself to the building of clocks, but soon expanded to watches, and later to tower and street clocks.

Wendy Shay
Scanning of selected volumes supported by the generous assistance of the National Clock and Watch Museum, Columbia, Pennsylvania.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by Verna Blackwell, October 2008.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Wendy Shay, archivist, 2011.
Existence and Location of Copies
Series 7: Clock Orders and Series 10: Customer Lists digitized in 2011. Archival scanning done by The Crowley Company of Frederick, Maryland. The National Watch & Clock Museum, Columbia, Pennsylvania also holds digital copies.

Digital Content
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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
E. Howard Clock Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

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