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Brass Wheel Cutting Engine

Auction:
2502
Lot:
101
Sold for:
$1,659$1,400

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Brass Wheel Cutting Engine, possibly England, 19th century, free-standing tool on its original wood base, the brass frame supports a 10 3/4 in. dividing plate with twenty-five division rows numbered from 27-365, two pivoted indexing arms, knurled thumbscrew fasteners, spring-loaded and pivoting cutter frame, lg. 20 1/4, ht. with base 13 3/4 in., together with three brass dividing wheels together with a box of cutters and arbors.

Crom reports that this tool, despite its similarity in form to horological wheel-cutting engines, is likely not built specifically for horological use, but rather for the layout or cutting of scientific instrument parts.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

United Kingdom, Metalworking