Lot 4183. Pocket watch: Museum Pedometer/Satteluhr in excellent original condition, Peter Ernst of Stockholm, No. 11, approx. 1765 , Stockholm, 1714-1789

Starting price: € 2 300
Auction date: 15.09.2018   18:30 UTC +02:00
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Lot 4183 | Pocket watch: Museum Pedometer/Satteluhr in excellent original condition, Peter Ernst of Stockholm, No. 11, approx. 1765 , Stockholm, 1714-1789
Approx. ø65 mm, original silver case with Swedish hallmarks, gold-plated, signed movement, excellent preserved, original, signed enamel dial and original hands to indicate the steps taken. The Pedometer was worn on the belt and a length of cord to the Ring at the lower end of the housing attached. The other end of the cord attached to the Shoe. This watch is probably the earliest of the known distance, and thus a Museum rarity, especially in the almost pristine, original state of preservation. Peter Ernst from Stockholm in the literature as a major Swedish watchmaker. According to our research, only 2 of these pedometers are today with the signature of Ernst Peter known. The present piece is unusual for its mechanism, and has a drawstring. It should be hung on his Ring on the clothing of the wearer, and so each step to register. The outer scale shows the levels up to 100; the intermediate level measures up to 1,000 steps, and the inner scale shows the cumulative distance traveled up to 10,000 steps. A "Mille" was a traditional unit of measurement for a thousand steps. An almost identical step counter from the collection of Ernest Borel in Neuchatel was incorrectly referred to as the "Made in England" and by Alfred Chapuis and Eugene Jaquet in "La Montre Automatique Ancienne, a Siecle et demie d'histoire", Neuchatel, 1952, illustrated. ( P. 93, Fig. 117-118). The most famous manufacturers this Pedometer Ralph Gout, London. His Patent, however, was only in the year 1799.

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