Rare French Automaton Industrial Airplane Timepiece actually flies


Some people believed they could fly, long before it was physically possible. And they managed to realize their dreams, and helped us in the process too. And to celebrate the first machines that could take flight, comes this rare French automaton timepiece. The timepiece comes with an airplane that “flies” suspended through a revolving propeller, around a set framework. On this frame is a clock, a thermometer and a barometer. Priced at $325,000, vintage clocks like this were made for heads of the French industry in the 19th century. That is no surprise, considering that France was at the forefront of the industrial revolution.
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