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Steel and Brass Wheel Cutting Engine

Auction:
2502
Lot:
88
Sold for:
$1,778$1,500

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

Description:

Steel and Brass Wheel Cutting Engine, Hulot, Paris, France, c. 1740, the vice-held crank-powered engine with steel frame supports the 10 1/4 in. dividing plate engraved Divize par Hulot Paris with forty-seven rows of divisions numbered 12-360, flattened thumbscrew fasteners and wing nut locks, and pivoting cutter, (gallows replaced), lg. 14 1/2 in.

Note: This engine is discussed in detail in Crom #3, pp. 372-375, figures 744-748, where the author indicates that he made the replacement gallows. There we are told that Hulot (1715-1781), whose given names are not known, was a master craftsman known for making dividing plates as well as, it is thought, his own engines.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

Paris, France, steel frame, Crom, Nut