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Madame Curatrix

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Real Antique Steampunk Clock
« on: November 05, 2012, 05:57:49 pm »
I saw this gorgeous antique ca. 1885 clock in the shape of a steam engine on Tumblr. It is being offered by Heritage Auctions out of Dallas, Texas, and will be included in their sale on December 11, 2012.



http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=6092&lotIdNo=21001

Description from listing: Circa 1885 Industrial Series Mechanical Clock Barometer. The Industrial Revolution not only spawned factories, but was reflected in the decorative arts. This combination clock and barometer is in the form of a boiler or steam engine. A flywheel, pair of pistons and governor go into motion when separately wound. Most of these novelty clocks are attributed to Guilmet of Paris. The dial of this model has the name of the retailer, A. Mucoli & Figlio of Palermo. The red granite base has three cracks. It appears to be complete and both the clock and mechanism winds, but neither works. Once it's repaired and cleaned of surface grime, it should "be ready to go to work" and quite the conversation piece.

Magnificent piece.

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Re: Real Antique Steampunk Clock
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2012, 06:58:51 pm »
What a great piece.

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Re: Real Antique Steampunk Clock
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012, 07:10:25 am »
Actually, I built that piece next year but accidentally left it behind on a sight-seeing trip to 19th C Mount Etna (checking Prof Lidenbrock's escape route).  ;)


What a fabulous clock - it's more Steampunk than Steampunk!

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Re: Real Antique Steampunk Clock
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2014, 08:06:19 am »
Ah, the words that strike fear into any man's heart when he sees something he covets...

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"Price on request"

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Re: Real Antique Steampunk Clock
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2014, 11:06:50 am »
Ah, the words that strike fear into any man's heart when he sees something he covets...

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"Price on request"


Absolutely :)
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Re: Real Antique Steampunk Clock
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2014, 11:24:13 am »
Ah, the words that strike fear into any man's heart when he sees something he covets...

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"Price on request"


Absolutely :)

If you have to ask the price, you probably can't afford it.
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Re: Real Antique Steampunk Clock
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2014, 06:15:01 pm »
Ah, the words that strike fear into any man's heart when he sees something he covets...

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"Price on request"


Absolutely :)

If you have to ask the price, you probably can't afford it.

Alas ...... Often all too true :(

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Re: Real Antique Steampunk Clock
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2015, 04:19:37 pm »
Ah, the words that strike fear into any man's heart when he sees something he covets...

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"Price on request"


Absolutely :)

If you have to ask the price, you probably can't afford it.

Alas ...... Often all too true :(

It also gives vendors leeway to charge different prices to different clients without anyone the wiser.

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