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Astronomical Clock and Armillary Sphere, by Antide Janvier, Paris, 1798

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Inventory Number: 44600
Object Type:
Persons: Antide Janvier (Maker)
Bréguet (Modifier)
Date Created: 1789
Place Created: Paris France Europe
Accession Number: 1969-189
Brief Description: Astronomical clock in long mahogany case, panelled on all sides with glass, and dated An VII [= 1798/9]. Presumably mainly constructed and designed entirely by Antide Jantier, but carrying the inscription: 'Breguet et Fils / An VII No 291 / JANVIER Invt et Fecit.' Dials for mean and true solar time, lunar position and phase. Surmounted by armillary, driven by the movement, and carrying a Sun and Moon. Pendulum (compensated) 1 m. long.
Primary Inscriptions: 'Breguet et Fils | An VII No 291 | JANVIER Invt et Fecit.' The armillary carries various engraved inscriptions: on the polar cap "POLE BOREAL OU PLÛTOT ARCTIQUE" and "LE TROPIQUE DU CANCER QUE LE SOLEIL PARCOURT LE VINGT-UN DE JUIN" and "TROPIQUE DU CAPRICORNE QUE LE SOLEIL PARCOURT LE VINGT-UN DECEMBRE".
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir in 1969. Gift from Mrs. A. M. Billmeir, of Westbrook, Elstead, Surrey.
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Dimensions:
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570 mm

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Main Case for Janvier Astronomical Clock

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Inventory Number: 44600
Object Type:
Persons: Antide Janvier (Maker)
Bréguet (Modifier)
Date Created:
Place Created: Paris France Europe
Brief Description: Glass panelled main case with detachable top piece to receive pendulum suspension.
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Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
570 mm

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Case Hood for Janvier Astronomical Clock

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Object is on display.
Inventory Number: 44600
Object Type:
Persons: Antide Janvier (Maker)
Bréguet (Modifier)
Date Created:
Place Created: Paris France Europe
Brief Description: Four wooden fillets to hold glass panes. Four glass panes and lid.
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Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
570 mm

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