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Lot No. 222 (95th Auction)
Swiss, 125 x 135 mm, circa 1830

A technically sophisticated hour repeating table clock with the rare one tooth lever escapement of Mac Dowal, here in a variant of Deshayes, and half hour / hour self strike, alarm and digital calendar
Case: birch burl, maple. Dial: silvered. Movm.: circular brass full plate movement, 2 hammers / 1 bell, 3 barrels, three-arm brass balance.

Inside the dial ring the workings of this unusual escapement are fully visible: the brass balance is located in the lower part, the seconds indication in the shape of a silver wheel sits above. Between them is the lever, which has a disc cut by two quarters instead of pallets; in the disk a small off-centred roller goes round in circles every half second. The striking construction is difficult to describe but very interesting to watch - this timepiece is certainly all the more attractive for showing off its technology so openly.
Estimate  2,000 - 6,000 €

Price Realised  9,000 €
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