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Brass Wheel Cutting Engine

Auction:
2502
Lot:
63
Sold for:
$1,126$950

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

Description:

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

Note: Crom #2 pictures this tool as figure 1278 and in figure 1281, pp. 656-7.
Estimate $500-700

Keywords

bow powered tool, steel arm, Axe, Machine tools, Metalworking, Thumbscrew