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Brass Machine-a-Raboter and Accessories

Auction:
2502
Lot:
150
Sold for:
$3,555$3,000

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

Description:

Brass Machine-a-Raboter and Accessories, Switzerland, c. 1800, the vice-held tool engraved H.P. BUCKLEY, with filing slide governed by four rollers, the file designed to pass over arbors which hold the wheel being filed, the machine mounted in a period steel vice further mounted to a modern wood base, together with a decorative box of files, a leather pouch with accessories, and an additional filing slide, slide lg. 7 3/4, tool lg. 11 1/2, ht. as mounted 10 3/4 in.

Note: Crom #2 covers the Machine-a-Raboter, designed about 1750. The tool was meant for the accurate and precise filing of wheel tooth shape, taking the place of hand-filing which was inconsistent. This tool is illustrated on p. 582 as figures 1151 and 1152.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

vice-held tool, period steel vice