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Nickel-plated Brass and Steel Wheel Cutting Engine

Auction:
2502
Lot:
64
Sold for:
$2,726$2,300

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

Description:

Nickel-plated Brass and Steel Wheel Cutting Engine, Switzerland, 20th century, the footed and bow powered tool with 3 3/4 in. indexing plate with eighteen rows labeled 11, 13, 62, 64, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, 78, 82, 84, 88, 90, 94, 96, 100, and 120 for cutting various numbers of teeth, pivoting steel arm with curved finger loop, and cutter which adjusts on two axes, with thumbscrew fasteners, lg. overall 8, ht. 6 3/4 in.

Note: Crom #1 discusses the Swiss wheel-cutting engine and shows examples on pp. 56-61; Crom #2 discusses Swiss wheel-cutting engines like this one on pp. 652-657.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

footed and bow powered tool, steel arm, Crom, Machine tools