Horological Biography

Bonniksen. Timing Lecture. A compilation of articles/material relating to the watchmaker Bahne Bonniksen

Catalogue no: 1491
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Bonniksen and others
Total pages: 22 Illustrations: 6 Language(s): English Publication date: 1895-1906
Editor: Publisher: Details in Notes below
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Reasonable, a little dog-eared and dirty
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Various articles and leaflets mostly concerning the watchmaker Bahne Bonneksen, stapled between paper covers.  Written in ink on front cover, "Bonniksen. Timing Lecture.

Contents include the following:

1. Patent No. 16, 623, A.D. 1895. Improvements in Tourbillon Watches.

Patent specification and illustration of Andrew Taylor's annular tourbillon.

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Search terms: Horological Biography, Horological Patents, Precision Watches
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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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