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Achille Brocot

1817-1874

Achille Brocot was a French clockmaker and amateur mathematician. He is known for his discovery of the Stern–Brocot tree, a mathematical structure useful in approximating real numbers by rational numbers, this sort of approximation is an important part of the design of gear ratios for clocks. Several improvements in clock design were attributed to Brocot. He invented the "Brocot Suspension", which enabled time keeping to be regulated by altering the length of the pendulum suspension spring by a key turned in the dial.

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Napoleon III Sculptural Mantel Clock
By Achille Brocot
Located in New Orleans, LA
This highly important Napoleon III patinated bronze and rouge marble mantel clock by Louis-Gabriel and Achille Brocot is a work of mechanical and artistic beauty. Featuring a Brocot ...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Achille Brocot

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19th Century French Gilt Bronze Cartel Wall Clock
By Achille Brocot
Located in Cherasco, CN
19th century French gilt bronze cartel clock France, mid-19th century The cartel clock, in chiseled and gilt bronze, with matt and glossy finish, was made in France in the mid-19...
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Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Antique Achille Brocot

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Bronze

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Achille Brocot Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Achille Brocot Furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These unique pieces are often made of bronze, and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Achille Brocot Furniture collection, although gold editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 2 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Achille Brocot were created in Europe during the 19th century in Louis XV style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider Furniture by Ferdinand Berthoud Furniture, Aubert & Klaftenberger Furniture and LeRoy Furniture. Prices for Achille Brocot furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $13,706 and tops out at $14,500, while pieces like these can sell for $14,103 on average..