Alfred Chapuis

Le Centenaire d'Abram-Louis Breguet. Le Moine Dormeur de la Part-Dieu

Catalogue no: 1458
Dewey No: 681.11092 BRE Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Alfred Chapuis
Total pages: 57 Illustrations: 6 Language(s): French Publication date: 1923
Editor: Publisher: Nouvelles Etrennes Neuchateloises
Dimensions: 210mm x 140mm Condition: Reasonable, cover gog-eared and small tear
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Two articles written by Chapuis in the 1923 edition of this publication.

Le Centenaire d'Abram-Louis Breguet is a brief biography (pp.95-135) of Breguet and includes a portrait of him and photographs of "Le Chf-D'Oeuvre de Breguet, La montre perpetuelle dite de Marie-Antoinette."

Le Moine Dormeur de la Part-Dieu is a slightly whimsical paper on the horological work of the monk, Don Joseph Herman.  Portrait of Herman included plus two illustrations of his clocks, one with automatum, the other with astronomical dials.

 

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Des Automates Du XVIIIe Siecle Aux Machines Automatiques Modernes

Catalogue no: 1412
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Alfred Chapuis
Total pages: 7 Illustrations: 7 Language(s): French Publication date: c.1930
Editor: Publisher: La Science et la Vie
Dimensions: 250mm x 165mm Condition: Good
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Pages taken from the journal, "La Science et la Vie" and stapled within a card cover by Ilbert. Article concerns various automata mechanisms including the latest electro-magnetic examples. Two examples of horological interest; 1. Pendule a automates executee par Emile Wick, a Bale (1860) et representant un coin du vieux Bale 2. Montre a Atomates du debut du XIXe Siecle, representant une cuisine campagnarde
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Richesse Hologeres de Bale

Catalogue no: 1414
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Alfred Chapuis
Total pages: 9 Illustrations: 15 Language(s): French Publication date: c.1942
Editor: Unknown Publisher: Unknown
Dimensions: 260mm x 205mm Condition: Good, no cover
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Article concerning the horological treasures to be found in Bale (Basle), many to be found in the Musee Historique. Many examples of early Augsburg type Renaissance clocks and clockwatches illustrated including one by Johan Khoren Man and a table astronomical clock by Georg Reinboldt of Stasburg. Also illustrated, "Pendule style Louis XIV, signee Abram Pettremant a Neuchatel 1709." Also a couple of Geneva watches, one made for the China trade. A further 3 page article entitled; "L'anee chronometrique a l'observatoire de Neuchatel, par M.E.Guyot. Final page;
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