Steel and Brass Wheel Cutting Engine
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
- Date / Time :
- May 01, 2010 10:00AM
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.