FULL STEAM AHEAD

Posted Date: 01 June 2016

 
The Clocks, Musical & Scientific Instruments Auction, held 31st May, offered the customary collection of ticking timepieces and interesting instruments. From longcase clocks to bagpipes, there was something for all tastes and all budgets. The star of the show was Lot 546, a fabulous scratch built steam traction engine. Following pre-auction interest and admiring glances during the view, the lot was eventually sold vastly above the estimate, with the hammer resting on £900. Always popular at auction, this was a particularly impressive example with fine moving pieces, all expertly finished in green. The upturn in the popularity of longcase clocks continued with Lot 552, a fine nineteenth century Scottish example, selling above estimate at £500.

The auction continues to grow, so if you have a hidden hoard of harmonicas or a cupboard of carriage clocks please do not hesitate to get in touch for a free valuation. McTear’s are now accepting entries for The Clocks, Musical & Scientific Instruments auction in July. To consign to this auction or for further information, please email auction@mctears.co.uk or telephone 0141 810 2880.

Hammer: £900


Hammer: £500


 

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