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    Sale 12036

    Christie's Interiors

    18 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 449

    William Heath Robinson (Islington 1861-1944 London)

    'How to rise with the sun': The burning glass alarm in case of a further rise in the price of clocks and watches

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    William Heath Robinson (Islington 1861-1944 London)
    'How to rise with the sun': The burning glass alarm in case of a further rise in the price of clocks and watches
    signed 'W./HEATH/ROBINSON' (lower left) and inscribed as title (lower centre)
    pencil, pen and ink and grey wash on paper
    13 5/8 x 10 in. (34.6 x 25.4 cm.)


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    Literature

    London Opinion, 7 August 1920, illustrated, page number untraced.
    W. Heath Robinson, Inventions, London, 1973, pg. 130.


    Exhibited

    London, Chris Beetles Gallery, W. Heath Robinson, March 4th - 27th 1987, no. 178.