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Waterwheel Skeleton Clock

This intriguing timepiece is a unique concept in clockmaking. It takes its inspiration from Sir Walter Congreve’s rolling ball clocks and from one of the most important sources of industrial power, the waterwheel. A spring-driven mechanical movement carries ball bearings up a vertical ladder chain and feeds them onto the gravity-driven waterwheel, which powers the escapement. Once a ball drops from the wheel, it descends through a 3-story ramp returning to the base of the ladder once every minute.

Masterfully handmade in gold-plated brass skeleton form. The time displays on the glass dial with etched Roman numerals and kite form hands. Further, this hypnotic timepiece presents on a beautiful marquetry inlaid base within a glass case and bears a full restoration with a one-year warranty.

16 1/2″ High x 18 1/2″Wide

20th Century


SKU: HIAU 381 P $3,450
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  • Waterwheel Skeleton Clock
  • Gold Plated Brass
  • Glass Case and Marquetry Inlaid Base
  • Spring Driven Movement
  • 16 1/2″ High x 18 1/2″ Wide
  • Restored, One-Year Warranty
  • 20th Century