Plate 1

Horlogerie, Ouvrages et Outils

Horological Print - Plate 1 - Workshop and tools



The plate was drawn by Fossier and engraved by Benard (Fossier del.; Benard direxit)

It is interesting to study this plate. The artist/engraver have included several clocks in the picture but no clockmaking tools - a lathe and wheel cutting engine for example. The gentlemen at the benches appear to be engaged in watch work using small hand tools .The two standing figures are perhaps the workshop owner and a client. Several clocks are arranged around the room awaiting repair or collection.

The lower half of the plate shows eighteenth century tools. It is impossible to say if the tools are for clock or watch work as no size or scale is given.


Stock No. C819A


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