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Brass Wheel Cutting Engine

Auction:
2502
Lot:
65
Sold for:
$2,133$1,800

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

Description:

Brass Wheel Cutting Engine, Spain or Switzerland, 18th century, the scroll-footed freestanding tool with pivoting indexing arm having a scrolled finger loop, and 6 1/4 in. dividing plate with twenty divisions, numbered from inside out 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 22, 24, 29, 34, 42, 56, 59, 68, 70, 72, 74, 80, 90, 13, and 15, and on the underside 20, 26, 28, 32, 36, 40, 48, 50, 54, 60, 60, 64, 65, 66, 100, and 11, the numbers indicating that the engine can be used for general cutting as well as for the specialty cutting of escape wheels and high tooth count wheels, lg. 10 3/4, ht. 7 1/4 in.

Note: This engine is illustrated and discussed in Crom #3, pp. 370-371, figures 742 and 743.
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

Spain, scroll-footed freestanding tool