Clock, Watch, Jewelry, Nautical Instruments & Antiques Auction
Clocks & Clockmaker's Shop featuring rare French Industrial Series
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30am: LOTS 1 - 598
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am. Limited Watch Preview Extended Until 12pm.
Precision Timepieces, Important Watches, Nautical Instruments, Marine Clocks, Jewelry & Antiques
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10am: LOTS 599 - 1192
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am & Sunday, May 20 at 8am to 9:45am
The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel), Manchester, NH
France, a rare, gilt and patinated, automated steam engine compendium, the horizontal boiler mounted to a cast floor with crosshatched surface, and resting on a black slate base, boiler fitted with an 8 day, timepiece and aneroid barometer, both with silvered dials and flanking the central thermometer with silvered scale, and surmounted by the engine flywheel, governor, cylinder and valve, the flywheel, piston, and governor powered by a movement concealed in the cylinder, the motion started and stopped through the screw in the cylinder valve, the valve front with plaque marked "D. H. Depose"
CONDITION: restored finish, silvered dials and scale with minor toning, governor with minor bend, timepiece with replaced platform, needs encouragement to start, thermometer not working, barometer appears to be working, automation working, clockwork driving the motion runs erratically, speeds up and slows down, and sometimes refuses to run, will need service
ESTIMATE: $12000 - $15000
PRICE SOLD: $10000
DIMENSIONS: 11in x 11in x 5.25in