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French Steam Engine Paddlewheel Clock - £3000

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condition: excellent
delivery available
make/manufacturer: French
model name/number: Steam Engine Paddlewheel Clock

Rare mechanical steam engine clock with paddlewheel.circa 1890.There is a key hole in the back at the bottom to wind the paddlewheel.I just wound it 4 times and the wheel has been turning nicely for an hour.It is all in amazing shape and all seems to work well. The marble base, bronze work and everything else makes it pretty heavy. It's right around 38 pounds. Just an amazing piece of engineering.The pistons move up and down and move with the wheel.Key for the back, I do not have the key for the clock.There is a small chip on the porcelain dial near the key wind.On top of one of the piston is some extra weld, possibly a later repair.Clock is 14.5 tall, 8 deep and 14 wide.The paddlewheel is about 10 inch diameter, the clock 3", the two gauges are 2", the biggest gear (attached to Wheel ) is 3.5 "....The clock seems to be working and has advanced with the winding of the wheel.I guess they are connected that way...
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