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French Conical Pendulum Mystery Clock
- The conical pendulum mystery clock was crafted by renowned French clockmaker Achille Brocot
- This exquisite timepiece is surmounted by a delightful neoclassical gilt bronze goddess figure
- This elegant masterpiece incorporates Brocot's revolutionary namesake suspension
- The pinnacle of horological engineering French artistry, this clock is remarkable
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The famed clockmaker is known for his discovery of the Stern–Brocot tree, a mathematical structure useful in approximating real numbers by rational numbers which aids with an important part of the design of gear ratios for clocks. Additionally, he invented the "Brocot Suspension," refined of his father Louis-Gabriel's Brocot escapement and developed clocks with perpetual calendar mechanisms.
This elegant masterpiece incorporates Brocot's revolutionary namesake suspension, accounting for its precise time regulation. The clock's accuracy and eight-day time and strike movement result from adjusting the pendulum suspension spring's length via a key turned in the dial. Beautiful and refined, this conical pendulum mystery clock represents the pinnacle of horological engineering and French artistry.
Stamped "AB" within a star
36 1/4" high by 17" wide by 11 1/4" deep
Jim Cipra, Horological Consultant, Long Beach, California
The collection of Dr. William Thomas, Naples, Florida
M.S. Rau, New Orleans
|Maker:||Archille Brocot and J.B. Delettrez|
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