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Chadenat and the 1936 exhibition

The case has a label saying that the instrument was in the 1936 exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

On this exhibition, see Anthony Turner, "Paris, Amsterdam, London: the collecting, trade and display of early scientific instruments, 1830-1930" in Peter de Clerq (ed.), Scientific Instruments: Originals and Imitations. The Mensing Connection (Leiden: Museum Boerhaave, 2000), 22-47, pp. 30-2, 38.

For Charles Chadenat as an antiquarian bookseller and collector, see p. 31.

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