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Brass, Steel, and Cast Iron Wheel Cutting Engine

Auction:
2502
Lot:
74
Sold for:
$2,015$1,700

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

Description:

Brass, Steel, and Cast Iron Wheel Cutting Engine, Europe, early 19th century, the freestanding crank-driven tool with black-painted cast-iron frame supporting the unusually thick 9 in. dia. dividing plate with twelve rows of divisions, the plate rotated by a wood-handled crank and indexed worm drive, another crank drives the cutter frame laterally only, ht. 9, overall lg. 17 1/2 in.

Note: Crom #2 pictures this engine as figure 1286, and discusses it in detail.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

crank-driven tool, Crank