~SCALE MODEL OF A FUNCTIONAL GUILLOTINE/CIGAR CUTTER-VICTORIAN~

~SCALE MODEL OF A FUNCTIONAL GUILLOTINE/CIGAR CUTTER-VICTORIAN~

$1500 USD (OBO)

sturdy bright steel, fully functional Victorian scale model of a working Guillotine on stained oak base

Dimensions

12 x 8 x 8

Circa

1870?

Country of manufacture

France

Categories: Engineering antiques, Office Antiques, Other Technology Antiques, Patent & Salesmans Samples, Tools

Description

Every gentleman’s desk needs one of these !! A Victorian copy of a French Revolutionary guillotine/combination cigar cutter in bright steel on a later, solid oak plinth. Standing 12″ tall on a 8 x 8″ plinth, this highly detailed working scale model is both  decorative and functional. The blade is released by a pin at the top and is spring loaded for additional cuts to the cigar tip. The victim/cigar bed locks and tilts. The metal work is superb, finely cut and decorated, right down to the base. Heavy construction ( 5 kg. mass), chiseled steel and a solid oak base, stained to the same color as the guillotine !!! The workmanship is outstanding with no detail left untouched. See photos for verification. Victorian in age c.1870? I have never seen another example of this caliber !!

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CA ScientificaOpticae

Scientifica Opticae

Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).

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