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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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Les Automates Jaquet-Droz Du Musee d'Histoire De Neuchatel

Catalogue no: 1452
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): C. A. Michel
Total pages: 7 Illustrations: 1 Language(s): French Publication date: 1928
Editor: Publisher: Musee d'Histoire De Neuchatel
Dimensions: 175mm x 115mm Condition: Good
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The author, the "Conservateur - Adjoint", describes and illustrates the three Jaquet-Droz automata known as "L'Ecrivain, La Musicienne and Le Dessinateur".

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Notes Pour Servir A L'Histoire Des Horlogers A La Rochelle Du XVI siecle au debut du XVIII siecle

Catalogue no: 1451
Dewey No: 681.1109 Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Docteur R. P. Bourriau
Total pages: 38 Illustrations: 10 Language(s): French Publication date: 1934
Editor: Publisher: Besancon. Millot Freres
Dimensions: 170mm x 110mm Condition: Good
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Begins with a brief history of horological activity in La Rochelle (pp. 3-7), followed by "Liste Alphabetique Des Horlogers", detailing 34 clock and watchmakers active during the period covered by the book (pp. 9-26).  Final section (pp. 27-38) describes and illustrates examples of fine watches made in the town.

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Toute La Mechanique Mecanique De Precision

Catalogue no: 1450
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Paul Blancarnoux
Total pages: 134 Illustrations: Multiple Language(s): French Publication date: 1912
Editor: Louis Geisler Publisher: Librairie Des Sciences Et De L'Industrie
Dimensions: 140mm x 225mm Condition: Good, pages yellowing
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Volume 12 (out of 12).  Full title;  "Toute La Mecanique, Rationelle Et Appliquee, A La Portee De Tous.  Panorama Methodique Et Complet en 12 Volumes.  Tome XII. - Mecanique De Precision."

pp. 21 - 36, Chapitre II,  Mecanique Chronometrique.  A brif history of time measurement instruments including electric clocks.  Includes details of escapements and bi-metallic compensated balances.  Small section relating to pedometers.

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Instruction Sur La Machine A Diviser Et A Tailler

Catalogue no: 1449
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): T. Plaisant
Total pages: 72 Illustrations: 2 Language(s): French Publication date: 1842
Editor: Publisher: Angers, De Launay-Gagnot
Dimensions: 180mm x 105mm Condition: Fragile, dog-eared and some tears
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A treatise concerning wheel dividing and cutting, the author being "Chef De L'Atelier D'Ajustage De L'Ecole Royale D'Arts Et Metiers D'Angers".

Description of a wheel cutting engine with two pull out plates containing several drawings relating to this machine

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Theorie De La Boite et Manutention des Metaux precieux. Petit Manuel Destine Aux Apprentis Boitiers

Catalogue no: 1448
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): W. Heger, au Locle
Total pages: 54 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): French Publication date: 1908
Editor: E. Magron, Bienne Publisher: Saint-Imier. Imprimerie Charles Konrad
Dimensions: 210mm x 140mm Condition: Reasonable, covers stained, pages yellowing
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A small manual devoted to the properties and handling of precious metal in connection to the making of watch cases.

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