Escoubé, recorded in the Rue de la Pomme, Toulouse, in 1840. He patented a remontoire system in 1858.
This exceptional skeleton clock was most likely made for an exhibition. According to the provenance given by F.B. Royer-Collard (op.cit.) it was purchased by a French watchmaker who emigrated to New York as a child and who, remembering it from his childhood, acquired it from the maker's granddaughter in 1937. Subsequently it was in the Norman Langmaid collection in Washington, D.C.
The finish of the movement is of a very high standard. The great wheel meshes with a twelve-leaf pinion which is carried by a large intermediate wheel. The centre, third and pin wheels have ten leaf pinions. Every pivot through the train is fitted on the front and rear frames with garnet endstones, fifty-four in total.