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Brass and Steel Dial Gauge

Auction:
2502
Lot:
184
Sold for:
$593$500

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

Description:

Brass and Steel Dial Gauge, Gallonde, Paris, France, c. 1730-1775, the large gauge with engraved brass dial numbered 1-200 and inscribed with maker's name, (hands, crystal, bezel and surround replaced), ht. 2 3/4, dia. 4 1/2 in.

Note: This early and precise dial gauge is discussed in Crom #2, p. 479, figure 938, where it is guessed that it was used in the making of regulators.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

Paris, France, Brass instrument, Gauge, Quality control