Antique Watches

Chamberlain Articles

Catalogue no: 1492
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Major Paul M. Chamberlain. Others
Total pages: Illustrations: Multiple Language(s): English Publication date: c.1920-1935
Editor: Publisher: See Notes below
Dimensions: 340mm x 250mm Condition: Pages loose, ragged edges
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A collection of articles mostly written by Paul M. Chamberlain and contained loose within a brown folder, some contained within an envelope addressed to Ilbert from Chamberlain.

From a twoAmerican publications including The Jewellers' Circular and The National Jeweller.

Subjects include;

Development of the Escapement

Some Notes on the History of Balance Springs (two copies)

An Arnold Pocket Chronometer

Making Better Watchmakers for America

American Horologists to be Honoured at Coming Convention of Horological Institute of America

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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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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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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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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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Horlogers genevois du XVIIme siecle. Martin Duboule; Jean-Baptiste Duboule; Jaques Sermand (oncle et neveu); Pierre Duhamel; La famille Rousseau

Catalogue no: 1423
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Eugene Jaquet
Total pages: 51 Illustrations: 35 Language(s): French Publication date: 1938
Editor: Publisher: Institut National Genevois
Dimensions: 220mm x 155mm Condition: Good, small tears to edges
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Published in the Bulletin de L'Institut National Genevois. Written by Eugene Jaquet, Directeur de l'Ecole d'horlogerie de Geneve Pages still uncut. Good b/w photographs of examples of watches.
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Clefs de Pendules et de Montres

Catalogue no: 1411
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Mathieu Planchon
Total pages: 5 Illustrations: 4 Language(s): French Publication date: 28 Juin, 1902
Editor: Publisher: La Nature
Dimensions: 300mm x 205mm Condition: Cover tired and separated from journal inside.
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Some pages from the magazine "La Nature", issue No. 1518 Article concerns watch keys from the 17th to 19th century and in the 4 separate fillustrations, 42 examples are shown Also, in a previous article on the subject of "Photographie Stereoscopique", details of how to photograph watches using this technique are given. With 4 illustrations
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"Watches" et "Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World". Deux Importants Ouvrages D'Horlogerie, par G.H.Baillie, a Londres

Catalogue no: 1410
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Theodore Ungerer
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: 6 Language(s): French Publication date: c.1930
Editor: Publisher: La France Horlogere
Dimensions: 560mm x 380mm Condition: A little ragged about the edges (like me)
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A revue of these two books in "La France Horlogere". Illustrations include a crucifix watch and book clock/sundial from the Mallet collection. Also, illustration of a french watch from South Kensington museum by Jaques Huon and an enamel watch by David Bouquet
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La Montre de Geneve

Catalogue no: 1409
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Henri Clouzot
Total pages: 6 Illustrations: 17 Language(s): French Publication date: c.1920?
Editor: Publisher: La Renaissance de L'Art Francais
Dimensions: 320mm x 240mm Condition: A little fragile, some staining and tears
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pp 85-92, extracted from the journal, "La Renaissance De L'Art Francais Et Des Industrie De Luxe". Date unknown but probably 1920s. A history of the Geneva watch illustrated mostly with examples of fine enamelled watches from the early 19th century. 2 examples of 17th century enemmeled watches illustrated and one musical automata from the 18th century Also illustrated is a clock with carillon and automata by W. Craft, London, from the collection of G.Loup. Probably made for the China market
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Auction Sale Catalogue

Catalogue no: 1385
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 6 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: Dec. 3rd., 1934
Editor: Publisher: Unknown
Dimensions: 250mm x 155mm Condition: 6 pages only, cover missing
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Sale (unknown auction house) with 13 lots of horological interest, as follows; Lots 1-7, the Property of The Baroness De Tuyll; Lot 1. Silver watch by Roget, London, another by Jno. Edmonds, London Lot 2. 3 watches by I.Tarts, T. May and Quare and Horseman (5444), all of London. First two repousse, last enamelled Lot3. Watch by Fly, London, silver and enamelled Lot 4. Silver repousse cased watch by Thomas Duncan, London. Case by D.Cochin (Illustrated in Britten, fig. 292) Lot 5. Silver repousses cased watch by John Travers, London (case by Mauris)
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