Industrial clock of train leaving tunnel. (c. 1880 to c. 1880 France)

 Industrial clock of train leaving tunnel.
Title Industrial clock of train leaving tunnel.
Country of Origin France
Dated c. 1880 to c. 1880
Classification A R GUILMET, PARIS (worked c.1870-1900)
Condition Good
Status SOLD

Mystery,Novelty & Fantasy clocks Derek.Roberts.Page fig 22-36

Description / Expertise

D169. This industrial clock, which may safely be attributed to Guilmet,simulates a train, complete with wheels, buffers and funnel, leaving a smoky tunnel. Circa 1880.
The striking movement, with replaced lever escapement, has a brass dial with silvered chapter ring employing arabic numerals. There is a spirit centigrade thermometer to the left and a mercury one (defective) for fahrenheit to the right. To the front of the funnel is a barometer and on top a compass.

The whole rests on a rouge marble base and below this is a brass mould. The tunnel is also capped with rouge marble.

Height:- 14". (35.6cms.) £6,500

Ref:- Derek Roberts. Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks. P.269. Fig 22-36.

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