A rare gilt metal triple dial Tuerlingx patent screw clock No. 9, signed on the base, the dial signed "The American Screw Clock," circa 1860

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Lot 131
A rare gilt metal triple dial Tuerlingx patent screw clock
No. 9, signed on the base, the dial signed "The American Screw Clock," circa 1860

US$ 30,000 - 40,000£ 24,000 - 32,000

The Art of Time

7 Jun 2016, 13:00 EDT

New York

A rare gilt metal triple dial Tuerlingx patent screw clock
No. 9, signed on the base, the dial signed "The American Screw Clock," circa 1860
On molded circular base raised on three grape vine feet, the base with further applied berried vines the three supporting columns encircled by grape vines, forming an arch surmounted by a gilt eagle and trophy of arms and enclosing three silvered annular roman chapter rings revealing the motion work, the bezels cast and chased with grape vines; the central brass weight with eagle heads grasping three chains raised by lifting the finial; the pallets in the form of large steel discs engaging the screw; lever escapement, silvered subsidiary dial and seconds hand on the escape wheel arbor, bimetallic balance with screws, flat spring with regulator on the balance cock; on turned ebonized base with glass dome
28in (71cm) high
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