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Iron, Brass, and Steel Pinion Cutting Engine

Auction:
2502
Lot:
104
Sold for:
$1,541$1,300

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

Description:

Iron, Brass, and Steel Pinion Cutting Engine, Lancashire, England, c. 1750, the free standing belt-driven engine stands on four pointed faceted iron legs supporting the steel frame, large steel pivoting cutter frame, and brass sliding frame and arbor supports, with wood pulley, overall lg. 26 1/2 in.

Note: Crom #2 discusses this engine as figure 1102, on p. 553. There he makes reference to the pinion cutter's use (or lack thereof) and infrequent appearance in catalogues of the day.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

Lancashire, United Kingdom, large steel pivoting cutter frame, steel frame, Gears, Plane, Pulley, Sports cars