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Electric oak mantel clock Matthias Hipp

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Electric oak mantel clock Matthias Hipp

An exceptional rare and important early electric oak finely wood carved mantel clock from MATTHIAS HIPP.

The beautiful wood carved case with in the top the coats of arms from a noble family from the north of Italy . Mathias Hipp was one of the first pioneers in developing an exceptional battery driven escapement clock.The German clockmaker Mathias Hipp 1813-1893 was a pioneer inventor and manufacturer of electric clocks in Neufchâtel Switzerland.
Hipp's numerous inventions included precision instruments such as an electrical pendulum clock, a marine chronometer and speedometers for locomotives .
In 1851 Hipp invented an electromagnetic copy telegraph, a kind of early telefax machine for images.

82 x 72 x 20 cm
Price on request

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