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Brass and Steel Fusee Engine

Auction:
2502
Lot:
2
Sold for:
$3,081$2,600

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

Description:

Brass and Steel Fusee Engine, possibly John Wyke, late 18th century, with open brass frame and multiple adjustments, the tool slide bears mark I WYKE, overall lg. 9 1/4 in.

Note: Crom #2 discusses this engine on 466-467 and it is illustrated there in figures 923-924. Trade catalogues of the time show similar engines, specifically Wyke's catalogue which shows it in Plate 60 (Crom #2, figure 262).
Estimate $500-700

Wyke mark possibly a later addition.

Keywords

John Wyke, Crom