Four Adjustable Drilling Bows
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
- Date / Time :
- May 01, 2010 10:00AM
Four Adjustable Drilling Bows, England, 18th/19th century, with turned wood handles, brass mounts, and ratchets to adjust tension; together with four watchmaker's bows, three of whalebone; overall lg. 9 1/2-22 in.
Note: For discussions of drilling bows see Crom #2 pp. 384-385 and Crom #3 pp. 306-307; for an example from a period catalogue of a whalebone watchmaker's bow see Crom #2, p. 306, figure 592.
Two of the whalebone watchmaker's bows are incomplete.