Industrial clock of train leaving tunnel.

A R GUILMET, PARIS (worked from c.1870-1900)

Industrial clock of train leaving tunnel.

c. 1880 to c. 1880 France

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D169. This industrial clock, which may safely be attributed to Guilmet,simulates a train, complete with wheels, buffers and funnel, leaving a smoky tunnel. Circa 1880.
The striking movement, with replaced lever escapement, has a brass dial with silvered chapter ring employing arabic numerals. There is a spirit centigrade thermometer to the left and a mercury one (defective) for fahrenheit to the right. To the front of the funnel is a barometer and on top a compass.

The whole rests on a rouge marble base and below this is a brass mould. The tunnel is also capped with rouge marble.

Height:- 14". (35.6cms.) £6,500

Ref:- Derek Roberts. Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks. P.269. Fig 22-36.
Mystery,Novelty & Fantasy clocks Derek.Roberts.Page fig 22-36
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