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Barraud. A rare silver pair case openface pocket chronometer with Arnold's detent escapement and regulator dial
Barraud. A rare silver pair case openface pocket chronometer with Arnold's detent escapement and regulator dial

SIGNED BARRAUD, CORNHILL, LONDON, CASE NO. 183, STAMPED WITH LONDON DATE LETTER FOR 1797

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Barraud. A rare silver pair case openface pocket chronometer with Arnold's detent escapement and regulator dial
Signed Barraud, Cornhill, London, case no. 183, stamped with London date letter for 1797
Gilt-finished movement, chain fusée, Arnold's spring detent escapement, bimetallic Z balance with compensation weights, blued steel helical spiral, free sprung regulator with diamond endstone, white enamel regulator-style dial, outer Arabic five minute indication with central minute hand, two small dials for hours with Roman numerals and single hand, constant seconds, plain inner and outer cases, cases stamped with casemaker's initials VW and London date letter for 1797, dial signed and numbered, movement signed
63.5 mm. diam.

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Paul Philip Barraud, born in London in 1752, founded the first "official" Barraud workshop. Several members of the Barraud family of 5 children were respected "horologers" including Paul Philip's father Francis Gabriel, to whom he was apprenticed in 1767. When Paul Philip died in 1820, the manufacture was taken over by his sons John and Frederick Joseph who moved "Barraud & Sons" to the 41 Cornhill address in 1830.

The firm was renamed "Barrauds & Lund" in 1838 when J.R. Lund was taken into the partnership and remained until 1864 when, after his dead, it was changed to "Barraud & Lunds", his sons then being in the business. The name continued but the address changed to 49 Cornhill in 1884.

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