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Steel Fusee Cutting Engine

Auction:
2502
Lot:
144
Sold for:
$1,422$1,200

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

Description:

Steel Fusee Cutting Engine, France, mid-18th century, the cutter positioned by a bent steel spring and other adjustments made with flat thumbscrews, overall lg. 8 1/2 in.

Note: This tool is pictured and discussed in Crom #2, figure 912. It is very similar to the fusee-cutting engine shown in Thiout's 1741 catalogue (Crom #2 figure 99). There it is discussed that this tool has an unusual auxiliary cutter frame which swings below where the fusee being cut is mounted.
Estimate $500-700

Keywords

France, bent steel spring, Clocks, Crom, Rescue equipment, Watches