Brass and Steel Watchmaker's Mandrel
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
- Date / Time :
- May 01, 2010 10:00AM
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.