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French Industrial Water Wheel Clock

Lot 0112 Details

Description
French Industrial Water Wheel Clock. Marble and bronze animated case in the form of a water wheel engine with 9.5 in. dia. water wheel having 16 wooden paddles, walkway around the wheel with railing, valve gear to the left raises and lowers a lever to start & stop the animated wheel which rotates counterclockwise; wheel is powered by a spring driven movement contained in the base and a series of gears drives 2 pistons in the front of the case. To the left and right are fire boxes, one with a 2 in. silvered dial with thermometer, the other with a barometer; 2.75 in. dia. silvered time dial with Roman hour numerals and a brass 8 day spring driven time only movement with cylinder escapement in running condition. Clock is in good overall condition, has a minor repair to the right rear corner of the marble, animated mechanism is running, missing keys. Wooden paddles are original and 5 have horizontal splits. 15.5 in. high x 14 in. wide x 7.25 in. deep. Weight: 43 lbs.
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French Industrial Water Wheel Clock

Estimate $18,000 - $22,000
May 30, 2015
Starting Price $9,000
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0112: French Industrial Water Wheel Clock

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Est. $18,000 - $22,000Starting Price $9,000
Catalogued Auction of Fine Antiques & Clocks
Sat, May 30, 2015 11:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0112 Details

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French Industrial Water Wheel Clock. Marble and bronze animated case in the form of a water wheel engine with 9.5 in. dia. water wheel having 16 wooden paddles, walkway around the wheel with railing, valve gear to the left raises and lowers a lever to start & stop the animated wheel which rotates counterclockwise; wheel is powered by a spring driven movement contained in the base and a series of gears drives 2 pistons in the front of the case. To the left and right are fire boxes, one with a 2 in. silvered dial with thermometer, the other with a barometer; 2.75 in. dia. silvered time dial with Roman hour numerals and a brass 8 day spring driven time only movement with cylinder escapement in running condition. Clock is in good overall condition, has a minor repair to the right rear corner of the marble, animated mechanism is running, missing keys. Wooden paddles are original and 5 have horizontal splits. 15.5 in. high x 14 in. wide x 7.25 in. deep. Weight: 43 lbs.

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