No. Rare French industrial clock, a so-called "Steam Pump" machine, circa 1880.
Technically very inventive made clock known in the literature as "Steam Pump". Clock with an 8 day movement and platform escapement, barometer. The big wheel rotates, while the two small balls horizontally twirls, the pump moves up and down. This technical ingenuity item stands on a red marble base. Important piece of the industrial age, expression of the progress in technical possibilities. Dimensions: H 47cm W 37cm D 20cm Literature: 'Mystery, Novelty & Fantasy Clocks' by Derek Roberts. On p. 265 Figure 22-27 is a "Steam Pump" displayed. Price on request.
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