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Lot 990: French, Lighthouse automaton timepiece, from the "Industrial Series" of clocks made popular by Guilmet. The upper rotating beacon carries two thermometers with Fahrenheit, Centigrade and Reaumur scales, plus an aneroid barometer, and a platform type

Lots 521-1023: Antiques, Jewelry, Watches & Clocks

by R.O. Schmitt Fine Arts, LLC

23 October 2016

Manchester, NH, USA

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Description: French, Lighthouse automaton timepiece, from the "Industrial Series" of clocks made popular by Guilmet. The upper rotating beacon carries two thermometers with Fahrenheit, Centigrade and Reaumur scales, plus an aneroid barometer, and a platform type 8 day movement

Condition Report: this clock was nicely restored around 1990, and the entire case nickel plated. The glass tube on the Centigrade thermometer was replaced [F tube with mercury is original]. Time movement was cleaned and the hands replaced with pierced club style; platform is intact and ticking. The movement for the beacon is contained in the base of the lighthouse, wound from the rear, and the beacon rotates approx once a minute, revealing the time to anyone in view of the piece. Black marble base and all hardware components original. Overall very good condition.

Dimensions: 17.5in x 5in x 5in

Date: 1881

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