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Brass and Steel Wheel Cutting Engine

Auction:
2502
Lot:
109
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 and Steel Wheel Cutting Engine, possibly England, late 18th century, the freestanding hand-powered engine on base of three curving legs supporting a steel frame with 11 1/4 in. diameter dividing plate with twenty-two divisions including ones numbered 48, 54, 56, 60, 62, 72, 78, 84, 96, 118, 108, 120, and 200, steel indexing arm, cutter apparatus pivots and depresses a spring during use, overall ht. 11 1/2, overall lg. 18 1/2 in.

Note: The origin of this wheel cutting engine is unclear even to Crom, see Crom #2, pp. 625-667.
Estimate $800-1,200

Keywords

United Kingdom, steel frame, steel indexing arm, Crom, Engine