French Industrial Steam Hammer Clock
French Industrial Steam Hammer Clock.
The large bronze case has gilt brass trimmings with a piston cylinder on top and a lever leading over to a platform on the left side, between the legs of the frame is a silvered anvil and hammer which rocks up and down forming the visible portion of the complex pendulum. Has a round French brass movement; movement has a steel pin pallet escapement and strikes on a steel bell. In very good condition, has bronze operator figure standing on the platform to the left, silvered dial has a nice patina, small repair to the marble base on the left rear corner. 18 in. high x 12 in. wide x 6 in. deep. Approx. Weight: 20 lbs.