Electro-Magnetic Clock, by C. Detouche, Paris, c. 1855
|Inventory Number:|| 38988|
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|Place Created:|| Paris France Europe
|Brief Description:||The electro-magnetic escapement operates according to the system devised by Robert Houdin. The pendulum has two curved arms attached near the top.|
|Primary Inscriptions:||Signed: "C - DETOUCHE FOURNISSEUR DE L'EMPEREUR RUE St. MARTIN Nos 228 & 230 PARIS" (on dial).
"C DETOUCHE 17643 BREVETE S.G.D.G." (on reverse).|
steel and bone movement; enamelled dial; gilt brass case; ebony stand.