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Leaders of the art

Claude Langlois was the leading French maker of the second quarter of the eighteenth century. In the view of the Académie des Sciences in 1766: "All astronomers know that there is nothing more precious than a well-divided instrument. Rarely in France has there been more than one artist whose success in this could be relied on. Since Langlois, 'Le sieur Canivet', his nephew and pupil, is the only one in whom confidence can be placed."

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