~COMPLETE SET OF CARPANO TOPPING TOOL CUTTERS AND COLLETS~

~COMPLETE SET OF CARPANO TOPPING TOOL CUTTERS AND COLLETS~

$400 USD (300 GBP)

A used but complete set of Carpano cutters and collets c. 1880

Dimensions

210 x 125 x 30 mm.

Circa

1880

Maker

Carpano

Country of manufacture

Other

Categories: Engineering antiques, Tools, Office Antiques, Horological Workshop Tools, Calculating

Description

A nice and complete set of topping tool/gearing cutting collets, cutters and spindles. Although the maker’s name is obscured on the lid, most were attributed to Carpano and an internet search shows similar red card, cased examples. Topping tools/gear cutters were often used by watch and clock makers in Victorian times for custom replacement or manufacture but now the worn parts are simply purchased outright. A rare survivor from a dying mechanical art form. Case measures 8 1/2 x 5 x 1 inches and is scuffed but all hooks and hinges are intact. The last photo shows the topping wheel needed to cut the gears from brass blanks. (have one here if you want to purchase it and pay the postage)-weighs 10 kg (22 pounds).

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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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