Roblin à Paris

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  1. Ticktocktime100

    Ticktocktime100 Registered User

    Hi,
    It's been a while since I've started a thread. I picked up a nice, rather ordinary 1880's French marble clock a couple of months ago. I never pass them up when they are in my area and priced reasonably. What I particularly like about it is the blue numerals, that are quite unusual. I expected the movement to be something like a Japy Frères when I took it out, so it was an added bonus to discover a name that I didn't recognize, Roblin, a maker based in Paris. I was wondering if anyone has some information to share? If so, it would be much appreciated. The movement is also stamped "Hervy", does anyone know what this name refers to? As you can see, the clock is very clean, just a bit dusty. A drop or two of oil should get this one up and running. Thanks!
    Regards.
     

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  2. JTD

    JTD Registered User

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    #2 JTD, Jan 28, 2017
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    If you google Roblin a Paris you will find a lot of his clocks, although not much about the firm itself. He seems to have flourished in the last half of the 19th century.

    There is some information about Roblin in Tardy's 'Le dictionnaire des horlogers francais'. You can also google 'Roblin a Paris pendules' and you will get up a link to the www.culture.gouv.fr /+++++ (too much to quote her) which has a good deal about Roblin (in French).


    I think Hervy may have been the finisher. but that's just a guess.

    Not very much, but hope it may help a little.

    JTD
     
  3. Ticktocktime100

    Ticktocktime100 Registered User

    JTD, that's already a great start, thank you!
    Regards.
     

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