FRENCH INDUSTRIAL ANIMATED WINDMILL TIMEPIECE. The case is a tall windmill tower, both silvered and dore on a marble base. At the top of the case is the windmill paddle, which is operated through a separate mechanism in the base; the arbor is wound through the front door of the tower. On the front of the tower is a barometer over a clock, both with silvered dials. The movement is time only with a platform cylinder escapement, the balance swings freely with a brisk motion. Mounted on the left side of the case is a Centigrade thermometer and on the right is Fahrenheit. In very good running condition, the silver and dore finish have wear; thermometers have been replaced. 7"W x 19"H. Estimated Value $4,000 - 6,000.

  • 7"W x 19"H

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May 30, 2009 11:00 AM EDT
Pittsfield, MA, US

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$0 $99 $10
$100 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $2,499 $100
$2,500 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $24,999 $1,000
$25,000 $49,999 $2,500
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