WALL REGULATOR AME JACOB, SOUSCRIPTION No. 2 Ca. 1830 France
Signed and marked: AME JACOB, SOUSCRIPTION No. 2
The superb month-going weight-driven brass movement has a going train only with dead-beat escapement and seconds pendulum with wooden rod. The anchor has jewelled pallets.
The circular, silvered dial has a Roman chapter ring with five-minute and minute divisions. It is set in a gilt brass bezel and is marked above the middle SOUSCRIPTION No 2 whilst below the middle the maker’s signature is shown AME JACOB. The time is indicated by a pair of blued steel Breguet hands. In addition, there is a balanced sweep centre seconds hand. The winding hole is situated above the VI.
The austere mahogany-veneered pine case has two glazed door at the front, a square one to access the dial and a rectangular one to protect the pendulum. There are mouldings at the top whilst the moulded bottom is a drawer to store the pins with which the doors can be opened.
Duration 1 month
Height 144 cm.
Width 41.5 cm.
Depth 24.5 cm.
Tardy, Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français, Paris, 1971, p. 319.
Aimé Jacob was active at rue Thomassin Lyon around 1838. In 1800 he made his first year-going regulator.