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c1660 – calendar movements were introduced to English longcase
An imaginative inventor of all sorts of machines, he began his career as a watchmaker.
The son of Jacques
Japy (1699-1781) and Marie Marguerite Fainot (1745-1797), Frédéric Japy was born on May 22, 1749 at Beaucourt , a small village at the end of the principality of Montbéliard .
A few simple things that can point you in the right direction and at the correct period for your antique wall clock, advertising clock or bracket clock.
The construction of various parts can and will help in
dating your antique clock.
This would mean figure 9 is yet ano type of mark as it is clearly different to those described in the text though it may just be a typo.
I don't recall seeing a gold medal stamp with Brevetes in it before and Thorpe doesn't mention it.
Another thing that strikes me is why did
Japy continue until 1888 marking their movements ' Japy Freres' when according to Thorpe on the death of one of the Japy brothers Japy Freres was dissolved and Japy Freres & Cie was established in 1854. Dating Antique Clocks can be an exact science providing you have the right reference books and the proper experience.
I've seen a wide range of dates for similar ones on line, but I suspect there is a lot of guessing going on. The case polished up beautifully and I'd like to get the movement cleaned up.
It runs, but it's had some dodgy repairs done long ago. The escape wheel and strike wheel look like they were harvested from another movement.
Specifically the style and type of clock hand and the dial, both of which have varied over time.