LONGCASE REGULATOR Signed: J.S. Bourdier H.ger Mécanicien A Paris 1813 Enamel signed: Dub 1059 Dated 1813 France

Longcase clocks

M&R 1a

LONGCASE REGULATOR
Signed: J.S. Bourdier H.ger Mécanicien A Paris 1813
Enamel signed: Dub 1059
Dated 1813
France

Movement
Plated movement with anchor escapement and compensation pendulum, central year calendar and equation. Gridiron compensation pendulum with temperature hand on a scale 15-0-15, Degrés du Cercle. Weight driven movement with ‘maintaining power’.

Dial
Round white enamelled dial with brass gilt ring. Dial with Roman hour numbers, stripes for the minutes and seconds. Blued steel Breguet hour and minute hands and blued steel second hand. In the center the year calendar and equation. The equation indicated by a gilt hand with an engraved sun and ‘Soleil Retare’ en ‘Soleil Avance’. In the outer ring the date and month, indicated by a blued steel hand. In the center the engraved signature J.S. Bourdier H.ger Mécanicien A Paris 1813. The back of the enamelled dial is signed Dub 1059.

Case
Oak wood case, mahogany veneered. Three glazed sides, front door with facetted glass. Weight is placed in double back side of the case. Profiled basement and top.

Duration 1 year
Height 209 cm
Depth    29 cm
Width 51,5 cm

Literature
-Tardy, Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français, p. 74.
-Tardy, Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français, p. 193.
-H.M. Vehmeyer, Clock their origin and development 1320-1880, part II, p. 890-891.

Bourdier
Jean-Simon Bourdier Master in 1787. Quai de l’Horloge ca. 1800, Rue Mazarine 1806. Horloger Mécanicien. Rue Saint-Sauveur 1810 – 1820. Rue Saint-Denis 1830. He made a astronomical mantel clock, duration 1 year. Also a mantel clock for the King of Spain with a double movement. In ‘Conservatoir des Arts et Métiers’ in Parijs a clock with remontoir.

Dubuisson
Enameller, in 1795 Rue de la Huchette. Rue de la Calandre 1812-1820.

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