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Reglement Pour L'Observation Des Chronometres A L'Observatoire Cantonal Et Pour La distributiondes prix alloues aux meilleurs chronometres sortant du concours annuel.

Catalogue no: 1484
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 11 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): French Publication date: 1877
Editor: Publisher: Conseil d'Etat de Neuchatel
Dimensions: 195mm x 130mm Condition: Fragile, paper covers torn and dog-eared
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Details of the decree of the Council of State of Neuchatel relating to the trials of chronometers and precision watches at the Observatory.

Full details given of the trials and the prize money to be awarded.

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Calendrier Gregorien

Catalogue no: 1461
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): French Publication date: c.1900
Editor: Publisher: Unknown
Dimensions: 270mm x 180mm Condition: Very fragile, some tears and dog-eared
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Calendrier Gregorien Complet embrassant la periode de 1582-2093.

Includes 3 tables;

Tableau 1. (Nomenclature)

Tableau 11. (Calendrier Perpetuel)

Tableau 111. (Fetes Mobile)

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Un Aventurier Viennois A Paris

Catalogue no: 1460
Dewey No: 681.115 Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Charles Albert Mayrhofer
Total pages: 32 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): French Publication date: 1880
Editor: Edite Par L'Auteur Publisher: Privately published
Dimensions: 220mm x 150mm Condition: Reasonable, front cover missing, pages yellowing
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The author describes himself as:  "Ingenieur-electricien, inventeur des horloges pneumatique, fondateur du telegraphe local a Vienne, constructeur de l'appareil pneumatique pour votes a l'usage des assemblees parlementaires etc."

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La Montre Carree de Marie Touchet

Catalogue no: 1459
Dewey No: 681.1141 TOU Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Modeste Anquetin
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 3 Language(s): French Publication date: 1890
Editor: Publisher: Besancon
Dimensions: 240mm x 160mm Condition: Very fragile, pages yellowed, torn, dog-eared and loose
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Pamphlet concerning the square watch of Marie Touchet (1549-1638).

Note by Ilbert within as follows:

"See Baillies' Watches.  This watch illustrated Fig. 1, Plate XXVI.  Loan in Louvre.  Pamphlet consists mostly of biography of Marie Touchet but I fail to see what watch has to do with her.  Anyway it is much after her time."

Pamphlet stamped with "Fabrique D'Horlogerie Georges ANQUETIN, Paris"

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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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George Graham. Horloger et Astronome

Catalogue no: 1457
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): H. Alan Lloyd
Total pages: 17 Illustrations: 17 Language(s): French Publication date: 1951
Editor: Publisher: Unknown
Dimensions: 240mm x 160mm Condition: Reasonable, pages yellowing
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French translation of an article originally published in the November issue of the Horological Journal.

Illustrations include clocks, watches and scientific instruments made by Graham.

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Christophe Morliere, Horloger Emailleur Orleanais Au XVII Siecle

Catalogue no: 1456
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): M. Dupree
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): French Publication date: 1868
Editor: Publisher: Societe Archeologique De L'Orleanais
Dimensions: 240mm x 160mm Condition: Good
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A short paper on the watch case enameller, Christophe Morliere, born in Orleans but established in Blois.

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Inscription des pressions barometriques sur les Bulletins de marche des Chronometres etudies dans les Observatoires

Catalogue no: 1455
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Paul Ditisheim
Total pages: 9 Illustrations: 2 Language(s): French Publication date: 1937
Editor: Publisher: Unknown
Dimensions: 245mm x 150mm Condition: Good
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Pages 269-278, extracted from un unknown publication and stapled between paper covers.  Inscribed on first page;

"C.A.Ilbert Esq. from Paul Ditisheim. Very cordially"

The paper briefly covers the historic attempts to counter the effect of barometric pressure changes on the rates of chronometers and the present day (1937) trials and equipment.

Illustration of the testing equipment used in the Neuchatel Observatory; "Appareillage pour l'observation des Chronometres sous diverses densites atmospheriques et dans le gaz hydrogene".

 

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L'Horlogerie Au Val-De-Travers De Ses Origines A Nos Jours (2me partie)

Catalogue no: 1454
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Gaston Rub
Total pages: 282 Illustrations: Multiple Language(s): French Publication date: 1937
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Dimensions: 250mm x 180mm Condition: Reasonable, some pages uncut
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No. 6 of "Collection 'Mon Vallon' Revue Du Val-De-Travers".  Premiere Serie, Le Val-De-Travers Industriel.

The text is divided into the following sections;

La Fabrication des ebauches a Fleurier

Les fabriques d'horlogerie du Val-de-Travers. Fleurier Watch Co. S.A., A Fleurier

La Fabrique Des Montres "Ivy" et "Olma", Numa Jeannin, A Fleurier

Bovet Freres & Co. S.A., A Fleurier

D'Autres Maisons De Fleurier

Buttes Watch Co. S.A., A Buttes

Jeanneret-Lebet & Co., A Buttes

Piaget & Co., A La Cote-Aux-Fees

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Etude Sur Les Calibres De Montres

Catalogue no: 1453
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Ch. Houriet
Total pages: 32 Illustrations: 28 Language(s): French Publication date: 1911
Editor: Publisher: Journal Suisse d'Horlogerie
Dimensions: 240mm x 160mm Condition: Good
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Written as a result of a competition, 1909-10, organised by the publishers, this work is divided into 5 chapters as follows;

I. Preliminaires.

II. Historique.

III. Bases Des Formes De Ponts.

IV. Regles Et Donnees Generales (Rouage, Echappement, Remontoir, Mise a l'heure).

V. Execution D'Un Calibre (Donnees, Sens de la disposition des ponts, Conseils sur la marche a suivre, Execution de la plaque en metal).

Illustrated throughout with examples of Swiss watch calibres of the period, including a fold out illustrated chart.

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