Large wheel engine for cutting the teeth of clock, earliest known dated tool from Lancashire, the centre of the manufacture of English horological tools.

Made:
1751
maker:
John Tipping

Large wheel engine, for cutting the teeth of clock and watch wheels, signed and dated "John Tipping, Whildon Green, 1751". This is the earliest known dated tool from Lancashire, the centre of the manufacture of English horological tools.

Details

Category:
Hand and Machine Tools
Object Number:
2001-762
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), ivory, steel (metal)
Measurements:
overall (as displayed, incl. mount): 230 mm x 588 mm x 310 mm, 11.23 kg
overall (without mount): 220 mm x 588 mm x 350 mm,
type:
wheel engine
credit:
Christie's South Kensington Limited; Christie's South Kensington Limited

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