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Brass and Steel Engine for Wheel- and Pinion-cutting and Rounding-up

Auction:
2502
Lot:
17
Sold for:
$1,007$850

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

Description:

Brass and Steel Engine for Wheel- and Pinion-cutting and Rounding-up, Switzerland, c. 1850, the vice-held crank-powered tool now on a modern steel stand, brass indexing drum with nineteen rows of divisions, the indexing apparatus with spring-loaded locking pin all on a dovetail slide and adjusted with a lever, the cutter arbor with wooden pulley adjusted by thumbscrew on another, perpendicular, dovetail slide, lg. 15, ht. 11 in.

Note: Crom #3 discusses this tool in detail on p. 353, figure 722.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

steel stand, Brass instrument, Machine tools