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French Industrial Animated Steam Engine Clock

Lot 0050 Details

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French Industrial Animated Steam Engine Clock. Tri-tone bronze and rouge marble case in the form of a steam pump engine with piston in the center driven by the large flywheel and governor assembly at the top with pierced baluster gallery having acorn finials, pierced corbels, 4 round columns and square marble columns; the body of the case has an incised brick design with 2.5 in. silvered dial aneroid barometer on the left, 2.5 in. silvered time dial to the right signed “J.E. Caldwell & Co., Philadelphia” with thermometers in between. Has a brass 8 day spring driven movement with platform lever escapement and strikes on a coiled gong. In working condition, has a nice gilt, silvered & brown patina. 16.5 in. high x 14.75 in. wide x 8.5 in. deep. Weight: 34 lbs.
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French Industrial Animated Steam Engine Clock

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000
Nov 14, 2015
Starting Price $7,500
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0050: French Industrial Animated Steam Engine Clock

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Est. $15,000 - $25,000Starting Price $7,500
2 Session Cataloged Antique Auction
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 11:00 AM EST
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Lot 0050 Details

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French Industrial Animated Steam Engine Clock. Tri-tone bronze and rouge marble case in the form of a steam pump engine with piston in the center driven by the large flywheel and governor assembly at the top with pierced baluster gallery having acorn finials, pierced corbels, 4 round columns and square marble columns; the body of the case has an incised brick design with 2.5 in. silvered dial aneroid barometer on the left, 2.5 in. silvered time dial to the right signed “J.E. Caldwell & Co., Philadelphia” with thermometers in between. Has a brass 8 day spring driven movement with platform lever escapement and strikes on a coiled gong. In working condition, has a nice gilt, silvered & brown patina. 16.5 in. high x 14.75 in. wide x 8.5 in. deep. Weight: 34 lbs.

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