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A FRENCH MAHOGANY ELECTRIC WALL REGULATOR
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A FRENCH MAHOGANY ELECTRIC WALL REGULATOR

L'HEURE ELECTRIQUE PARIS. LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A FRENCH MAHOGANY ELECTRIC WALL REGULATOR
L'Heure Electrique Paris. Late 19th Century
The rectangular case with simple moulded cornices, arched glazed door to the circular white enamel Roman and Arabic 24-hour dial signed L'Heure Electrique Paris, black painted Roman chapters and inner concentric red painted Arabic chapters (13 to 24), blued spade hands, the movement with jewelled thirty-toothed 'scape wheel with five crossings running on a similarly jewelled counterpoised pawl and with small circular white enamel seconds ring with counterpoised blued steel hand, the 'scape wheel set with a single double-headed steel pin which on every single revolution closes two sets of contacts, the first activating the electromagnet on the left side giving impulse to the pendulum; the second advancing the motion work behind the dial one minute; the pendulum with invar rod and brass-covered lead bob with rating nut below
61 in. (155 cm.) high
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
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