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Brass, Steel and Bell Metal Polishing Assembly

Auction:
2502
Lot:
53
Sold for:
$237$200

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

Description:

Brass, Steel and Bell Metal Polishing Assembly, Switzerland, 19th century, the assembly consists of a small depthing tool mounted with a yoke, and overall the assembly allows for accurate and rapid polishing by the use of two bows simultaneously, lg. 5 1/4 in.

Note: Crom #2 discusses and illustrates how English watchmaker Anthony Randall used this tool, on pp. 560-561, figures 1115-1117.
Estimate $200-300

Keywords

Bell Metal Polishing Assembly, Bell Metal Polishing, Steel Metal Polishing, watchmaker, Anthony Randall, Brass instruments, Metalworking, Polishing