Lot 90: French Industrial Steam Engine Clock
April 27, 2013
Pittsfield, MA, USALive Auction
Description: French Industrial Steam Engine Clock. A large central cylinder and piston with a vertical connecting rod powers the great flywheel with a centrifugal governor assembly. The cylinder has two large fireboxes on either side mounted with boilers with all attendant pressure lines and tubing leading to the cylinder. There is also a barometer over the right firebox and a thermometer behind the cylinder. The automation is driven by a separate spring motor housed in the base, powering the flywheel. Featuring gilt, slivered and patinated three tone bronze finish on a rouge marble base, in beautiful condition, in excellent condition. 18 in. high x 14.5 in. wide x 7.5 in. deep.