Perpetual Mobile Machine signed Touchard Paris ca. 1860

for sale

Dimensions: H64 x W64.5 x D25 cm. 
In working condition and beautiful finished steel. 
On a blackened wooden base, the glass dome is missing
For the quest after an eternal self providing energy source:  
T Touchard worked for A.L. Breguet as doreur metalworker.
The clockmakers firm Ruffier, Pauly et Touchard were active in Paris in the Rue Charlot ca. 1880.