Clock Work Cooking Or Barbeque Spit, Jack

This is a Clock Work driven Mechanism for cooking, also known as Clock Jack or spit engine. I do not have the rod or the key to wind it. There is a set of fly weights on the bottom to regulate speed.

From the casting, I believe that it is late 19th century or early 20th century. It has a sheet steel housing with cast iron top (marked "G M") and base and is 14" tall. The base is 8-1/2" wide by 7-1/2" deep. There is a brass ring that was attached to the top casting.

The support for the end of the rod has a tripod cast iron base with paw feet.

There are seven pictures for detail.

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