French Automaton Industrial Airplane Timepiece
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This incredible clock celebrates the achievements of French engineers of the Industrial Age
- Incredibly rare French automaton timepiece pays homage to the first flying machines
- Features an airplane that flies with a revolving propeller, around the gantry
- The rare gantry houses a clock, thermometer and barometer
- An almost identical clock was housed at the Time Museum, Rockford, Illinois
- Circa 1910
- 19" high
This incredibly rare French automaton timepiece pays homage to the first flying machines. It features an airplane that "flies" with a revolving propeller, around the gantry. The gantry houses a clock, thermometer and barometer. Clocks such as this were crafted for heads of industry in France during the 19th century. During this time, France was the leader in industry and engineering in the world, with some of the most talented minds receiving degrees from the country's prestigious technical institutes.