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Electro-Magnetic Clock, by C. Detouche, Paris, c. 1855

Inventory Number: 38988
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Place Created: Paris France Europe
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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).
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Material(s): Brass
steel and bone movement; enamelled dial; gilt brass case; ebony stand.
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
330 415 150 mm


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