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Brass and Steel Watchmaker's Mandrel

Auction:
2502
Lot:
23
Sold for:
$444$375

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

Description:

Brass and Steel Watchmaker's Mandrel, Switzerland, 19th century, the worm-gear driven example with turned wooden handle, knurled and flattened thumbscrews, and three-jaw brass faceplate for holding the work, the tool meant to be vice-held, on modern wood stand, lg. 13 1/2 in.

Note: The universal mandrel is covered in Crom #2 from pp. 524-537. It is reported there that the mandrel, despite being developed around 1800, was in widespread use throughout the first quarter of the 19th century.
Estimate $250-450

Keywords

Brass instrument, Clamps, Lathe faceplate, Lathes, Machine tools, Mandrel, Thumbscrew