Watchmaker's whalebone bow

Made:
Unknown

Watchmaker's whalebone bow. The string wraps once around the spindle of a drilling turn (1910-16/1). The bow is made from whalebone with a fine gut band.

This bow was used to turn parts held in a drilling turn which allowed the maker to shape the materials for use in watches.

Details

Category:
Hand and Machine Tools
Object Number:
1910-16/2
Materials:
brass DUP 1, cat gut and whale bone
Measurements:
Bow overall: 255 mm x 70 mm x 10 mm, .004 kg
type:
hand drill
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment
  • drills
credit:
Wimshurst, H C