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Brass "Le Coq a Vernon" Wheel Cutting Engine

Auction:
2502
Lot:
87
Sold for:
$1,659$1,400

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

Description:

Brass "Le Coq a Vernon" Wheel Cutting Engine, France, dated 1789, a freestanding hand-powered tool, the brass frame supported by cylindrical legs, 5 3/4 in. brass dividing plate with fourteen numbered rows and inscribed Le Coq a Vernon 1789, with pivoting steel indexing arm and ivory crank handle, in old wood box with snipe hinges, engine lg. 8 1/4, ht. 7 in.

Note: This engine is specifically discussed in Crom #3, pp. 354-357, figures 723-725B.
Estimate $800-1,200

Keywords

France, steel indexing arm, Brass instrument