An industrial automaton clock and barometer in the form of a steam engine
A French late 19th Century gilt brass, painted,
patinated and polished steel, copper and griotte marble industrial clock
representing a steam engine forming automaton and barometer,
signed SGDG patent – circa 1880
Height: 47 cm. (18 ½ in.) Width: 35.5 cm. (14 in.) Depth: 18.5 cm. (7 ¼ in.)
D.Roberts, Mystery, Novelty & Fantasy Clocks, Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 1999, chapter 22, pp. 253-270.