Four Dial Gauges for Assorted Use
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- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
- Date / Time :
- May 01, 2010 10:00AM
Four Dial Gauges for Assorted Use, America and Switzerland, 19th and 20th century, including balance spring gauges, one marked JM BOTTUM NEW-YORK with patent date 1859; and two pivot gauges; wd. 1 1/2-4 1/4 in.
Note: J.M. Bottum, a New York tool manufacturer, is discussed over six pages in Crom #2 (pp. 242-247). Legend says that one night Bottum, when ill and having realized that he did not have long to live, put some of his best tools in a bag along with some bricks and sank them in the river; gauges are covered in the same volume on pp. 476-485.