A baroque-style alarm clock of museum quality, in combination with a device to light a candle Case: brass, firegilt, rear bell. Dial: applied silver chapter rings. Movm.: brass movement with verge escapement, chain/fusee, brass alarm mechanism, 1 hammer, flintlock mechanism.
At the end of the alarm the hammer strikes down and ignites the powder in the flash pan, whereupon a spark lights the wick, which then rights itself. A piece of kindling is withdrawn from a small container so that a light can be taken from the wick to light the candle.
From the watch and clock museum: The author, German radio and television journalist Ernst von Khuon with Georg and Jürgen Abeler.
Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 € Without Reserve
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