Clock teeth cutting engine, Lancashire, 1751.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Clock teeth cutting engine, Lancashire, 1751.

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Description

Used for cutting the teeth of clock and watch wheels, this large wheel engine signed and dated John Tipping, Whildon Green, 1751. It is the earliest known dated tool from Lancashire, which was the centre of the manufacture of English horological tools.
 

Image Ref.

10317334
 

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