One of my recent projects is a 19th century French clock signed
A.Brocot and Delletrez. I found a description of the mechanism in
Chavigny's work on the Brocot family, which revealed that a patent
was issued for this mechanism in around 1850 by Antoine Brocot.
Our first assignment in the West Dean furniture conservation
program: hand-plane a square piece of wood into a tapered column,
break it, and put it back together.
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