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Four Column Beam Engine
A rare French small brass, green painted brass and red marble eight day timepiece with barometer, thermometer and automaton wheel and beam

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Four Column Beam Engine A rare French small brass, green painted brass and red marble eight day timepiece with barometer, thermometer and automaton wheel and beam

CIRCA 1890

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Four Column Beam Engine A rare French small brass, green painted brass and red marble eight day timepiece with barometer, thermometer and automaton wheel and beam Circa 1890 With enamel time and barometer dials flanking a silvered thermometer, the wheel above revolving and causing the beam to rise and fall and the governor to rotate, the single barrel movement with replaced lever escapement and numbered 4357, with independent single barrel automaton movement 13¼ in. (33.5 cm.) high
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
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Please note the time dial is a replacement.

Lot Essay

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
Derek Roberts, Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks, Schiffer, 1999, p.266, fig.22-31b; Sotheby's New York, The Joseph M. Meraux Collection of Rare and Unusual Clocks, 28 June 1993, lot 58.

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