Inside it is numbered on the brass 60731. If anyone has ideas, please let me know. New rings were supplied by Mr. Contact our site Administrator at. We would like to know who the maker was for the figure.
This area is in eastern France and has Alsace to the north, Burgundy to the west, and has a long, 143-mile border with Switzerland. The lorry driver told me that he had made a delivery to Saumar in the Loire Valley, where he had discovered the engine in a vineyard. Im Jahr produzierte die Firma bereits ca. Estimate: £100 - £200 Realised: £380 Japy Freres, Paris, a 19th century gilt metal mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a bell with the backpl. And lastly - under the makers mark, 48 is stamped. When the time came to start the engine, nothing happened.
All parts could be assembled into a finished product on-site instead of the previous sub-assemblies and the machines could be operated by a less-skilled worker. Overall I'd say that it stands about 18 inches tall. Hello, I have recently been given a clock that originally belonged to my grandfather. Frederic Japy was born in 1749 in Beaumont, France in the Franche-Comte region. During 1999 I had seen another such engine on a postcard of a museum in France, this was a larger one of about 6hp. His schoolmaster quickly noticed his great intelligence and encouraged his father to send him to Montbéliard to continue his education. History started as early as 1777 when Frederick Japy began making clocks in his factory in the region of La Franche-Compte.
During reassembly, each part was primed and painted blue, the final colour being some coach paint surplus to requirements on the local Boys Brigade bus! It comprised two cast-iron end pieces set vertically, sandwiching between them the cylindrical part of the muffler. Eventually it gently began to try to fire. I was curious as to the engine's internals as it was seized solid. Japy then imagined other applications and invented the machines required to produce them such as the mass production of hardware parts screws, nails, bolts and other products - rotating pumps a model still in use today , locks, and he perfected the creation and baking of enamelware. Any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks so Much Sarah I have just inherited one of the items left from generation to generation in my family. To the casual observer, they're just as impressive as their more expensive counterparts. Can someone please help me to identify this diamond in the rough? An unusual stationary engine The finished engine resplendent in French Blue One Sunday afternoon in about 1980, I was hurrying through the village when I spotted a small lorry parked outside the public house.
This certainly works well, looks like glass and is in keeping with the style of engine. So we struck a deal, a very favourable one as far as I was concerned, and I spent the rest of the day investigating what I had just bought. Francois Moreau was a French master who created beautiful bronze works during his short-lived career. A bit of judicious honing soon rectified the bore. Bis zur Mitte des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts sogar bis heute wurden u.
I'm not adventerous enough to try and take it apart myself. The face of the clock is marked in Arabic? A new round section drive belt was made from leather. Due to massive production in the 19th century, a good number of Japy Freres antique mantle clocks and French Garniture set mantel clock and candelabra set can be seen not only in museums but also in private houses. They are also openly available in auction and antique houses and auction sites. The water tank, which was badly dented, was straightened and received a new brass cap which was spun up to match the other one. It's very heavy and I believe it's made from bronze. If Frederic Japy Grandfather about 1750's to 1810 was responsible for the manufacture of thousands of clocks, where are they? I believe it to be a Delettrez or a Brocot and Delettrez, dated somewhere between 1860 and 1880.
Surprisingly, the clock has survived all these years and was recently discovered in my now deceased father's barn. Thanks in advance for your expertise and help for a total novice. He received the clock from my great great aunt. The driving pulley being attached to the large flywheel. This is sign of Japy Freres et Cie, clock and watch factory, Beaucort France.
The cylinder bore appeared to be only slightly ridged but with marks of corrosion below the piston line. The sequential production of parts in one location - a manufacturing plant - aided by machines meant hat clock parts were made and assembled in about half the time that it had taken previously. In the 1930's, Japy Frères decided to 'reinvent' themselves to appeal to a wider market and they produced several models with tin casings and in various geometrical styles. For library subscription rates please. . All brass work is very ornate, and the actual case is of dark wood, perhaps mahogony.
A very well cast brass nameplate bears the information Japy Frères et Cie. The Japy clock movements are regarded of best French original clock making quoting Karl Kochmann. Click on the link to see the dating charts. The marble pieces on the ends of the base are badly broken and there is a deep chip on the edge of the glass at about 1 minute past 12. The whole engine came apart very well considering its neglected state; it had obviously been assembled with great care and skill.