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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.

(Biography provided by M.S. Rau)
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Creator:Achille Brocot
19th Century French Gilt Bronze Cartel Wall Clock
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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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Achille Brocot furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Achille Brocot furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Achille Brocot furniture there are many options to choose from, 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 of the original furniture by Achille Brocot were created in France during the 19th century in Louis XV style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Honoré Pons, Ferdinand Berthoud and LeRoy. Prices for Achille Brocot furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $13,239 and tops out at $14,500, while pieces like these can sell for $13,870 on average.

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