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Brass and Steel Wheel Cutting Engine

Auction:
2502
Lot:
96
Sold for:
$2,489$2,100

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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, Switzerland, last half 19th century, the free-standing hand-powered machine on penny feet supporting a brass frame with 6 1/4 in. dividing plate with thirty rows of divisions numbered from 11-144 and two unnumbered rows, the cutter apparatus on vertical dovetail slide lowers by operation of a spring-loaded turned wood handle, with lever-bar lock for the wheel blank axis, ht. 11 3/4 in

Note: Crom #1 discusses this tool in detail on pp. 56-61, figure 57.
Estimate $800-1,200

Keywords

Brass instrument, Lever, Lock