Preliminary Guide to the E. Howard Clock Company Records
NMAH.AC.0776

Administrative Information

Repository Information

Archives Center, National Museum of American History, 2011

P.O. Box 37012
 Suite 1100, MRC 601
 Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
 Phone: 202-633-3270
 archivescenter@si.edu

http://amhistory.si.edu/archives/

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Existing copyrights were transferred to Smithsonian Institution in Deed of Gift. However, older material is probably public domain due to expired copyright.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Collection donated by Verna Blackwell, October, 2008

Processing Information note

The collection is unprocessed. Scanning of selected volumes supported by the generous assistance of the National Clock and Watch Museum, Columbia, Pennsylvania.

Existence and Location of Copies note

The following volumes have been scanned and have existing digital surrogates. These are currently stored on a hard-drive. Archival scanning done by The Crowley Company of Frederick, Maryland. The National Watch & Clock Museum, Columbia, Pennsylvania also holds digital copies.

Volumes scanned:

Series 7, Clock Orders, 1871-1899

April 22, 1871 - May 5, 1874, Scanned digital reference copy available (AC*0776.07.01)

May 5, 1874 - April 9, 1876, Scanned digital reference copy available (AC*0776.07.02)

April 25, 1876 - September 28, 1878, Scanned digital reference copy available (AC*0776.07.03)

October 1, 1878 - December 13, 1880, Scanned digital reference copy available (AC*0776.07.04)

December 27, 1880 - April 28, 1882, Scanned digital reference copy available (AC*0776.07.05)

April 27, 1882 - August 10, 1883, Scanned digital reference copy available (AC*0776.07.06)

August 1883 - August 1886, Scanned digital reference copy available (AC*0776.07.07)

(Volume 7) August 1886 - March 1888, Scanned digital reference copy available (AC*0776.07.08)

Clock Orders, February 1, 1888 - November 1, 1889, Scanned digital reference copy available (AC*0776.07.09)

November 1, 1889 - April 1, 1891 (Volume 9), Scanned digital reference copy available (AC*0776.07.10)

Volume 11, Scanned digital reference copy available (AC*0776.07.11)

Volume 12, Scanned digital reference copy available (AC*0776.07.12)

Volume 13, Scanned digital reference copy available (AC*0776.07.13)

December 14, 1881 - November 11, 1884, Scanned digital reference copy available (AC*0776.07.14)

Series 8, Clocks and Watchmans, 1904-1918

January 16, 1904 - October 31, 1918, Scanned digital reference copy available (AC*0776.08.01)

Series 9, Tower Clocks, 1888-1905

March 1888 - December 1901, Scanned digital reference copy available (AC*0776.09.01)

Series 10, Customer Lists for Clocks, undated

Clocks, Customer lists, undated, Scanned digital reference copy available (AC*0776.10.01)

Clocks, Customer lists, Index, undated, Scanned digital reference copy available (AC*0776.10.02)

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Summary Information

Repository
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Creator
E. Howard Clock Co.
Creator
Howard, Edward
Title
E. Howard Clock Company Records
ID
NMAH.AC.0776
Date
1862-1930
Extent
6.00 Cubic feet, (20 boxes)
Language
English
Abstract
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. This collection consists of business records documenting watch and clock orders, but also includes stockholder and directors' meeting minutes.

Preferred Citation note

[Title and Date of Item], E. Howard Clock Co. Records, 1862-1930, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, box number x, folder number xx, digital file number xxxxxxx

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Biographical/Historical note

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.

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Scope and Contents note

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

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Arrangement note

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Business records--1860-1930.

Personal Name(s)

  • Blackwell, Dana

Subject(s)

  • Clock and watch makers
  • Clock and watch making
  • Clocks and watches

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

When available, digital reference copies must be used.

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Collection Inventory

 Series 1: Stockholders and Directors Meeting Minutes, 1900-1930

Box

Stockholders and Directors Meeting Minutes, April 25, 1900 - January 30, 1930

17

Stockholders and Directors Meetings, June 17, 1919 - January 30, 1930

18

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 Series 2: Watches, 1862-1869

Box

[Volume] (Serial Numbers 18,201 - 23,270), September 2, 1868 - November 17, 1869

1

[Volume] (Serial Numbers 3,301- 8,960), December 1862 - January 30, 1866

1

 Series 3: Watches (N Sizes), 1870-1904

Box

[Volume] (Serial Numbers 23,301 - 32,800), January 5, 1870 - January 30, 1872

2

[Volume] (Serial Numbers 32,251 - 38,200), February 9, 1872 - October 1874

3

Volume 8 (Serial Numbers 206,011 - 212,000), June 5, 1886 - February 4, 1888

9

[Volume] (Serial Numbers 38,201 - 44,170), November 1873 - 1878

3

[Volume] (Serial Numbers 44,171 - 49,999), May 1878 - September 20, 1883

4

Volume 6 (Serial Numbers 200,001 - 206,010), September 29, 1883 - December 12, 1885

9

Volume 9 (Serial Numbers 212,001 - 218,000), February 4, 1888 - May 18, 1889

10

Volume 10 (Serial Numbers 218,001 - 225,380), May 24, 1889 - February 25, 1893

10

[Volume] (Serial Numbers 225,381 - 250,010), June 17, 1893 - April 4, 1904

11

Volume 7 (Watch-Open Face) (Serial Numbers 300,001 - 305,970), May 3, 1884 - July 17, 1891

11

Volume 12 (Serial Number 305,971 - 310,00), July 9, 1891 - August 14, 1903

12

[Volume] (Serial Numbers 400,001 - 405,000), January 28, 1890 - April 6, 1894

12

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 Series 4: Watches (J Size), 1891-1904

Box

[Volume] (Serial numbers 500,001 - 501,400), August 6, 1891 - March 30, 1899

13

[Volume] (Serial numbers 816,363 - 816,390), Janury 8, 1904 - January 22, 1904

13

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 Series 5: Watches (L Size), 1869-1904

Box

[Volume - with Index] (Serial numbers 50,021 - 55,980), September 2, 1869 - February 1875

5

[Volume] (Serial numbers 56,101 - ), February 1878 - January 1887

6

[Volume] (Serial numbers 61,741 - 68,670), December 18, 1886 - May 9, 1891, NaN numbers 61,741-68,670

7

Volume 11 (Serial numbers 68,671 - 70,300), May 9, 1891 - March 16, 1896

8

Volume 11 (Serial numbers 700,001 - 701,330), May 29, 1895 - December 28, 1905

8

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 Series 6: Watches (G Size), 1874-1893

Box

[Volume] (Serial Numbers 100,001 - 105,200), January 11, 1874 - February 11, 1893

8

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 Series 7: Clock Orders, 1871-1899

Box

[Volume] (Scanned digital reference copy available, AC*0776.07.01), April 22, 1871- May 5, 1874

19

[Volume] (Scanned digital reference copy available AC*0776.07.02), May 1, 1874 - April 19, 1876

19

[Volume] (Scanned digital reference copy available AC*0776.07.03), April 25, 1876 - September 28, 1878

19

[Volume] (Scanned digital reference copy available AC*0776.07.04), October 1, 1878 - December 13, 1880

19

[Volume] (Scanned digital reference copy available AC*0776.07.05), December 27,1880 - April 28,1882

19

[Volume](Scanned digital reference copy available AC*0776.07.06), April 27,1882 - August 10,1883

19

Volume 6 (addendum) (Scanned digital reference copy available AC*0776.07.07), August 1883 - August 1886

19

Volume 7 (Addendum) (Scanned digital reference copy available AC*0776.07.08), August 1886 - March 1888

19

Clock Orders (Scanned digital reference copy available AC*0776.07.09), February 1, 1888 - November 1, 1889

13

Volume 9 (Scanned digital reference copy available AC*0776.07.10), November 1, 1889 - April 1, 1891

14

Volume 11 (includes time locks) (Scanned digital reference copy available AC*0776.07.11), November 14, 1892 - September 14, 1894

14

Volume 12 (Scanned digital reference copy available AC*0776.07.12), September 17, 1894 - December 29, 1896

15

Volume 13 (Scanned digital reference copy available AC*0776.07.13), January 14, 1897 - January 10, 1899

15

[Volume] (New York Office) (Scanned digital reference copy available AC*0776.07.14), December 14, 1881 - November 11, 1884

17

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 Series 8: Clocks and Watchmans, 1904-1918

Box

[Volume], (Serial numbers 23/1714-34/7331)(Scanned digital reference copy available AC*0776.08.01), January 16, 1904 - October 31, 1918

16

Tower Clocks, 1888-1905

Box

[Volume] (Addendum) (Scanned digital reference copy available AC*0776.09.01), March 1888 - December 1901

20

[Volume] (Serial numbers 18,787-24,2361) (Scanned digital reference copy available AC*0776.09.02)

16

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 Series 9: Customer Lists for Clocks, undated

Box

Clocks, Customer Lists (Scanned digital reference copy AC*0776.10.01), Undated

17

Clocks, Customer Lists, Index (Scanned digital reference copy AC*0776.10.02), Undated

17

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