Mantel Clock - Engine Boiler, Switzerland, circa 1888 Reg. No: ST 022078
- Mantel clock mounted in a model engine boiler. Made in Switzerland, circa 1888.
Presented to Rees Davies, Superintending Engineer of the Melbourne Centennial Exhibition, 1888-1889, by his staff 24 January 1889.
- Clock with silvered chapter mounted in left boiler of stationary steam engine. Aneroid barometer mounted in right boiler and curved thermometer mounted between boilers. A separate spring drives large wheel, engine governors and vertical piston.
- Acquisition Information:
- Bequest from (Estate of) Miss Mary Davies, 1944
|Dimensions:||45.00 cm (Height), 18.00 cm (Width), 36.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||exhibitions melbourne international centennial 1888-1889, mantel clocks, royal exhibition building, scale models, model steam engines|
|Themes this item is part of:||Horology Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection|
|Inscriptions:||Inscribed silver plate reads: 'Presented to Rees Davies, Esq., Superintending Engineer Centennial International Exhibition, by the Members of his Staff as a Mark of Respect and Esteem, Melbourne, Jany 24th 1889.'|
|Place & Date Made:||Switzerland, circa 1888|
|Presented To:||Rees Davies, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 24 Jan 1889|