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Steel Fusee or Barrel Engine

Auction:
2502
Lot:
149
Sold for:
$415$350

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

Description:

Steel Fusee or Barrel Engine, English, early 19th century, iron bar stock supports the work holder, cutter assembly and hand crank advance mechanism, together with an additional lead screw and crank, overall lg. 23 in.

Note: This tool is disussed in detail in Crom #3, pp. 314-315. The present example descended in the Murray family of Rothbury, Northumberland, UK.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

Northumberland, United Kingdom, Murray, Clocks, Crank, Horology, Time, Watches