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Charles Fasoldt, Albany, New York
A RARE AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE CHRONOMETER DESK TIMEPIECE CIRCA 1870
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 68,500 USD
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Charles Fasoldt, Albany, New York
A RARE AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE CHRONOMETER DESK TIMEPIECE CIRCA 1870
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 68,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Charles Fasoldt, Albany, New York
A RARE AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE CHRONOMETER DESK TIMEPIECE CIRCA 1870

• 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


diameter 85 mm (3 3/8 in)
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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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