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Brass and Steel Fusee Engine

Auction:
2502
Lot:
145
Sold for:
$3,318$2,800

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

Description:

Brass and Steel Fusee Engine, Switzerland, first quarter 19th century, of variable lever type with pivoted cutter arm, and steel plates with inscribed reference numbers to help accurately locate the lead of the cutter, and a pivoted auxiliary cutter, ht. 7, lg. 10 3/4 in.

Note: Crom #2 discusses this tool in figures 917 and 918, and pp. 462-463. There it is identified as an 1825 tool, at the latest, since the need for fusees was greatly decreased by the mid-19th century, as they were largely discontinued in their use in Swiss watches by that time.
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

steel plates, Clocks, Horology, Measurement, Watches