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Five Brass and Steel Watchmaking Tools

Auction:
2502
Lot:
194
Sold for:
$385$325

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

Description:

Five Brass and Steel Watchmaking Tools, Switzerland and America, 19th century, including three uprighting tools, two of them freestanding with thumbscrews to tighten the steel arms, the third vice-held; a poising tool with lever-tightened ball joint for adjustment marked K. & D.; and a footed movement holder which adjusts in two directions dated "July 23 83"; ht. 4 1/2-7 1/2 in.

Note: Crom #2 contains a section on uprighting or "planting" tools, pp. 611-615, with many examples shown, as well as numerous references to early tool catalogues.
Estimate $150-200

Keywords

steel arms, Brass instrument, Crom, Screws, Thumbscrew