Condition Report For Lot# 924 :
an interesting clock, the movement bears the imprint of Riggs, Philada, movement mounted in case with single screw from rear. [proper] The metal dial has been repainted to match original [but we are unable to prove the Morris & Essex RR notation was originally on the dial - however, the Morris & Essex Railroad ran across northern New Jersey from 1836 until 1945 when it was merged into the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western RR]. Howard provided black and gold tablets to Riggs, as was their preference and to avoid confusion with his own black, red and gold design. These tablets are original and excellent. Both top and bottom door retain original locks as was usually specified on a RR item, and with original key. The cherry case retains original rosewood graining. movement is clean and ticking. The iron weight is standard Howard issue for the #3, but is not marked; has lead keystone and steel hook as is proper for 19C production. Most of damask pattern remains on pendulum bob. Tie down replaced. Biggest drawback on this clock is that the entire back has been replaced with a mahogany board in lieu of dense pine. Estimate reflects restorations.