An exceptionally large brass bench gyroscope,  English,  third quarter 19th century,
Lot 117
An exceptionally large brass bench gyroscope, English, third quarter 19th century,
Sold for £1,750 (US$ 2,941) inc. premium
Lot Details
An exceptionally large brass bench gyroscope, English, third quarter 19th century,
unsigned, main body of substantial lacquered brass, polished steel ring weight and pivots, knurled axis screws and ridged gimbal rings, on adjustable stem to circular brass base with turned waist and base, with two mercury-filled weights with attached cord, free-standing stilt, pull-string on turned wood and large stilt with engine-polished brass crescent, in grained beech case with brass bar handle - 16in. (41cm) instrument height
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