Iron, Steel, and Brass Wheel Cutting Engine
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
- Date / Time :
- May 01, 2010 10:00AM
Iron, Steel, and Brass Wheel Cutting Engine, America, early 19th century, the iron-framed crank-driven engine mounted to a wood base, 11 1/2 in. punched brass dividing plate with nine divisions, straight steel indexing arm, wood handles, wood base 11 3/4 x 22 1/2, wd. with handle 18 in.
Note: Crom #2 pictures this tool as figure 1293, and discusses it there, reporting that it was found in a Connecticut attic. It is interesting to note a similar machine used by the Dominy clock makers in East Hampton, New York. See: Charles F. Hummel, With Hammer in Hand, pp 169.
Lacking the work holder arbor, attachment board with unexplained saw cuts in a 4 in. section.