Clockwork No.2

Clockwork No.2

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A very special clockwork scope made of bubinga with cocobolo trim and imported French inlay banding, It is a floor model on a tripod base with a weight that powers the mechanism. A key winds the weight up and when the switch is thrown the weight descends and the object case turns in short increments. The wooden chain transfers power to a set of bevel gears which operates the pawl that turns the object case. It is a polyangular scope that will produce mandalas from 4 to 14 points. Miniature ball bearings are used throughout and it has a diopter lens in the eyepiece.

This scope won the artists choice award at the 2004 Brewster society convention.

© 2006 J.R. Beall