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Three Watchmaker's Handwheel-driven Turns

Auction:
2502
Lot:
120
Sold for:
$237$200

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

Description:

Three Watchmaker's Handwheel-driven Turns, England, 19th century, the handwheel-driven turns, or throws, are vice-held, and used for turning clock and watch parts, and for other tasks such as polishing and drilling, lg. 6-12 1/4 in.

Note: For some reason, the English tended to use the handwheel for hand-turning rather than the bow, as the French and Swiss seemed to prefer. Crom #2 discusses these tools on pp. 506 and 510-511, with explanations under figures 997 and 1006-1008.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

Watchmaker, United Kingdom, Clock, Drill, Horology