French Paris clock movement books

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  1. cucoclock

    cucoclock Registered User

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    Hello all,

    I interested in some book about Paris french movements.

    I think there are some book in french about this kind of movement.

    Thank you very much for some information about this.

    Best regards,
    Miguel
     
  2. jmclaugh

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    The best English text I have come across is The French Marble Clock by Nicolas Thorpe which has a great deal of info on the pendule de Paris movement.
     
  3. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

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    I am aware of only two French language books specifically dealing with the history and technology of what we generally think of as "FRENCH MOVEMENTS".

    The classic text is:

    # Title: Pendule de Paris [La..]
    SubTitle: Son evolution decorative, avec 176 gravures
    # Author: Mathieu Planchon
    # Publisher: Zenith
    Other Keywords: pendule Paris
    Language: FRE
    Edition: 1921 -- Copyright: 1921
    Kind: Book
    Type: Clock (general)
    Geographic area: France
    Topic: History
    Organization: NA/other
    Pages: 190 -- Height in cm: 26
    Print Status: 2 (1 means in print - 2 means out of print)
    BHM ID: 6778

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    A smaler, newer book is:

    # Title: Pendule de Paris [LA..]
    SubTitle: sa description, sa datation, sa reparation
    # Author: Richard Chavigny, Cyrille Boulay
    # Publisher: DTRB editions
    Other Keywords: Paris pendule type
    Language: FRE
    Notes: short monograph on french pendulum clocks (Paris) their dating and repair
    Edition: 1983 -- Copyright: 1983
    Kind: Book
    Type: Shelf clock
    Geographic area: France
    Topic: History
    Organization: NA/other
    Pages: 96 -- Height in cm: 23
    Print Status: 2 (1 means in print - 2 means out of print)
    Entered By: fortunat
    BHM ID: 7089

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    republished in 2002 as:

    # Title: pendule de Paris [La…] et sa cadette la pendulette de voyage
    SubTitle: ANCAHA Publications hors Series
    # Author: Richard Chavigny
    # Publisher: ANCAHA
    Keywords: Regional
    Other Keywords: Paris Pendule Carriage clock
    Language: FRE
    Notes: A small illustrated monograph on the history of the Paris pendule and the french carriage clocks
    Edition: 2002 -- Copyright: 2002
    Kind: Book
    Type: Shelf clock
    Geographic area: France
    Topic: History
    Organization: NA/other
    Pages: 88 -- Height in cm: 23
    Print Status: 1 (1 means in print - 2 means out of print)
    BHM ID: 5677



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  4. cucoclock

    cucoclock Registered User

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    Hello Jonathan,

    Thank you very much for your answer.

    Kind regards,
    Miguel
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    Hello Fortunat,

    Thank you very much for your answer.

    I´m a restorer of antiques clocks. I live in Spain, Europe, and ussually I repair antiques clock with Paris movements.

    Books are one of the best ways to increase the knowledge about clocks.

    Paris movements have often many variations; to know its caracteristics, dates, etc, is very interesting for me.

    Best regards,
    Miguel
     

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