WALL REGULATOR AME JACOB, SOUSCRIPTION No. 2 Ca. 1830 France

Wall clocks

M&R153

WALL REGULATOR
Signed and marked: AME JACOB, SOUSCRIPTION No. 2
Circa 1830
France

Movement
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.

Dial
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.

Case
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.

Literature
Tardy, Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français, Paris, 1971, p. 319.

The maker:
Aimé Jacob was active at rue Thomassin Lyon around 1838. In 1800 he made his first year-going regulator.

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