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Achille Brocot

ACHILLE BROCOT (FRANCE, 1817–78)

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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Marble, Bronze

19th Century French Gilt Bronze Cartel Wall Clock
By Achille Brocot
Located in IT
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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Large 19th Century French Gothic Revival Mantel Clock
By Achille Brocot
Located in London, GB
An impressive and large late 19th century French quarter chiming gilt brass Gothic Revival bracket or mantel clock retailed by Hall & Company, Manchester. The case, with engraved flo...
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Late 19th Century French Gothic Revival Antique Achille Brocot

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Brass

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