Perpetual Mobile Machine signed Touchard Paris ca. 1860

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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
About the quest for an eternal self providing energy source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perpetual_motion  
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.