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Brass and Steel Wheel Cutting Engine

Auction:
2502
Lot:
75
Sold for:
$2,370$2,000

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

Description:

Brass and Steel Wheel Cutting Engine, Christian Grunsteidel, Augsburg, Germany, dated 1798, the vice-held belt driven engine, 9 3/4 in. dividing plate marked Christian Grunsteidel fecit Augsburg 1798 with forty-three division rows marked 13-365, steel indexing arm with finger loop, pivoting cutter frame, pierced decorative thumbscrew at the end of the cutter frame positioning screw, overall lg. 13 in.

Crom #2 illustrates this engine and discusses it on p. 648, figures 1268-1269.
Estimate $800-1,200

Keywords

Christian Grunsteidel, Augsburg, Germany, steel indexing arm, Crom, Screws, Thumbscrew