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Mechanical Mixer Industrial Clock and Barometer 

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Key Features

  • This rare and intriguing industrial clock takes the form of a horizontal grist mill
  • The timepiece features a working mill that is imbued with mechanical movement
  • Crafted of silver and gilt bronze, the piece combines a clock and barometer in its design
  • The mechanical marvel celebrates the advances of French engineering in the 19th century

Item Details

  • Width:
    12 Inches
  • Height:
    17 Inches
  • Depth:
    8 Inches
  • Period:
  • Origin:
This stunning industrial clock is crafted in the form of a horizontal grist mill. Crafted of silvered and gilt bronze, this intriguing instrument combines a spring-wound, silvered dial clock and aneroid barometer within its dual-barreled design, as well as the separate mechanism for the working mill. In addition, two thermometers, both Centigrade, are attached to either side. Industrial clocks, such as this, incorporating precision timekeeping with mechanically-inspired figural automaton, are extremely popular with collectors. Set upon a pedestal of red marble, this stunning design fully celebrates the advances made in French engineering during the 19th century, and remains in excellent working condition.

Circa 1880

12" wide x 8" deep 17" high
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