4 July 2007
Vertical Steam Boiler
A French brass, patinated, silvered and coppered brass and marmo nero Belgio striking eight day clock with barometer, thermometer and automaton governor
With time and barometer dials, each with silvered chapter rings, with thermometer to one side, single barrel movement with cylinder escapement, 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.265, fig.22-28c; Sotheby's New York, The Joseph M. Meraux Collection of Rare and Unusual Clocks, 28 June 1993, lot 31.
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