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Small Brass and Steel Wheel Cutting Engine

Auction:
2502
Lot:
62
Sold for:
$889$750

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

Description:

Small Brass and Steel Wheel Cutting Engine, Switzerland, second half 19th century, the vice-held and bow-powered tool for cutting crown wheels, 3 1/2 in. indexing plate with eight rows for cutting 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, and 19 teeth, pivoting steel arm with curved finger loop, and cutter which adjusts on three axes, with thumbscrew fasteners, lg. overall 6, ht. 6 1/4 in.

Note: Crom #2 pictures this tool as figure 1279 and in figure 1281, both on p. 657.
Estimate $200-400

Keywords

steel arm, Axe, Machine tools, Metalworking, Military history, Thumbscrew