Patent Model - Improvement in Winding and Setting Watches

Maker and role
George Gondelfinger (French), Patentee
Jean Bichet (French), Patentee
Production date
Apr 18 1865
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Object detail

Iron, brass
2 x 1 3/4" (5.1 x 4.4cm)
Gondelfinger and Bichet's patent for a "mechanism for winding up watches, applicable to all watches, lever as well as cylinder watches" was also patented in France on March 18, 1864. Their invention consisted of "a winding-up apparatus on the principle of the total omission of any sort of a fourth wheel..." (Patent Number 47,369)
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