4 July 2007
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
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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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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Please note the time dial is a replacement.
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