Offered by Van Brug Collection
A Reutter nickel Atmos, no 6972, 5 glasses, France circa 1930.
Nickel case, transparency through the five glasses. Clock with a champagne coloured dial, Arabic numerals. On the back numbered 6972 and signature Brevet J.L. Reutter, S.G.D.G., made in Paris.
Working: The Atmos clock contains a drum with an U-shaped tube containing mercury and a gas. Due to temperature changes a thermic develops in the drum and causes the axle with the U-shaped tube to oscillate to and fro. Because of the continuous changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure there is a continuous oscillation which causes the movement to roll permanently, we have a Pendule Perpétuelle. The invention was the work of the French engineer Jean Leon Reutter.
The clock is original and in a perfect working condition. Very exclusive in this Art Deco design.
Dimensions HxWxD 23,5x17,5x14 cm.
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