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Clock Wheel Cutting Engine by Charles Lunan

Auction:
2502
Lot:
110
Sold for:
$6,814$5,750

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

Description:

Clock Wheel Cutting Engine by Charles Lunan, Aberdeen, Scotland, dated 1792, brass four-legged frame for bench attachment, 12-in. dia. dividing plate with twenty-six rows of divisions including an outer ring of 360, steel index arm, main supporting plate engraved Chas. Lunan Aberdeen 1792 and a recessed casting mark W Lunan, cutter frame with belt drive arbor positioned by large brass wing nut adjustment screws and an additional box of aproximately twelve flycutters, lg. 20 in.

This engine is illustrated and discussed in Crom #2, p. 647.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

No significant repairs, replacements or restoration. Presently fitted with a steel fly-cutte, machine has had good care and remains in a mellow old brass surface, original wing nuts, fittings and signature. A very nice example of an 18th century wheel-cutting engine.

Keywords

Charles Lunan, Aberdeen, Scotland, steel index arm, steel fly-cutte, Metalworking