Price

£5900.00

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An exceptional version of a Watts Copying Machine, more substantial than usual but with much the same function as those made by the inventor, James Watt.

Retaining many of the original fittings including the fine pair of candle sockets, zinc lined trays and presses, a bone cased brush, (a little damaged) and a beautifully decorated japanned tin case to protect a bottle for the special ink, (rusted). The drawer to the side holds the zinc lined lift-out damping tray. The roller handle now lost; the lid with a well restored split.

English circa 1790.

w:21 1/8 in x d:15 3/4 in x h:6 5/8 in.

The Watts Document copier produced a copy document by applying pressure from the original to a thin, unsized sheet of tissue paper. The special ink would bleed through producing a copy 'the right way round'  through the thinness of the tissue.

Price

£5900.00

Stock number

3190
Open Monday-Friday 10-4; Saturdays 7.30-5

The BADA Standard

  • Since 1918, BADA has been the leading association for the antiques and fine art trade
  • Members are elected for their knowledge, integrity and quality of stock
  • Our clients are protected by BADA’s code of conduct
  • Our dealers’ membership is reviewed and renewed annually
  • Bada.org is a non-profit site: clients deal directly with members and they pay no hidden fees
Click here for more information on the BADA Standard