Lot 2
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Charles Fasoldt, Albany, New York

Estimate
30,000 - 40,000 USD
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Description

  • A RARE AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE CHRONOMETER DESK TIMEPIECE
    CIRCA 1870

  • diameter 85 mm (3 3/8 in)
• gilt-brass movement with Fasoldt patented double wheel chronometer escapement, Fasoldt's patented micrometer regulator and overcoil hairspring, movement stamped with patent dates for February 1, 1859; April 5, 1864; and March 7, 1865 and signed C. Fasoldt, Albany, N.Y. • silvered dial engraved with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, contained within a gilt-metal drum-form hinged case, glazed back revealing the movement

Catalogue Note

Charles Fasoldt called his patented escapement a chronometer, but in fact it was merely a lever escapement with two escape wheels, the smaller one giving impulse in one direction and the larger one in the other direction.

For another unusual Fasoldt in this sale, see the previous lot.

In all, it is thought that Fasoldt made only 600 timepieces.

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