Lot 82: French Industrial Animated Steam Pump Clock
January 21, 2017
Pittsfield, MA, USALive Auction
Description: French Industrial Animated Steam Pump Clock. 2 tone nickel plated and gilt brass case in the form of a vertical steam boiler with chimney, gauges, pipes, levers, flywheel governor and cylindrical steam pump on the right side, the moving parts are animated by an independent spring driven mechanism contained within the tub of the case, mounted on a rouge marble base. 3.5 in. silvered dial with black painted roman hour numerals, black hands, brass door bezel with beveled crystal; typical round French brass 8 day spring driven silk thread movement with half hour strike on a bell. Both mechanisms are in running condition but should be cleaned & oiled. 17.25 in. high x 9 in. dia. Weight: 23.5 lbs.
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