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Tazmo61

The Art Of Tourbillon & Carrousel In Watchmaking

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2 hours ago, Tazmo61 said:

Two complicated mechanisms , both masterpieces of intricate engineering , the Tourbillon and the Carrousel explained .

 

Indeed they are Bernie!

Have been fortunate to observe & handle this timepiece during & after full assembly, truly magnificent. :yes:

 

It still amuses me that commentators, reviewers, still refer to Bahne Bonniksen (as they do with other prominent watchmakers from Coventry, Lancashire & Liverpool) inventor of the ‘Karrusel’ being from London, when in fact he plied his trade from Coventry!!

After spending his time (after arriving from Copenhagen) as a student at the BHI in London he moved to Coventry in 1887.

He set up his own workshops at 16 Radford St, Coventry, in 1891.  Interestingly the 1891 census states his nationality as German from Schleswig.  His first patent for the ’Karrusel was registered in Switzerland in 1894.

Thanks for posting , Bernie. :thumbsup:

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1 hour ago, Karrusel said:

Have been fortunate to observe & handle this timepiece during & after full assembly, truly magnificent. 

I am very envious , Alan , that is a truly stunning timepiece .:)

 

1 hour ago, Karrusel said:

He set up his own workshops at 16 Radford St, Coventry, in 1891.

I always thought it was Norfolk st , I really must swot up some more :blush:

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21 minutes ago, Tazmo61 said:

I always thought it was Norfolk st , I really must swot up some more :blush:

My apologies Bernie, you are correct in part.

The 1891 census shows him as a watchmaker residing at Radford St, Coventry.  He set up his workshop at 16 Norfolk St, Coventry in 1892.

Sorry for any confusion.

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13 minutes ago, Karrusel said:

he 1891 census shows him as a watchmaker residing at Radford St, Coventry.

Thank you , Alan , I didn't know that .:thumbsup:

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