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Mantel Clock - Engine Boiler, Switzerland, circa 1888 Object 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.

Spring wound.
Acquisition Information:
Bequest from (Estate of) Miss Mary Davies, 1944
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 45.00 cm (Height), 18.00 cm (Width), 36.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international centennial 1888-1889, mantel clocks, royal exhibition building, scale models, model steam engines, horology
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: switzerland
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

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