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Antoine Thiout

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1730-40 Fusee cutting machine, Inv. No. 1234, on display at the Musée des Arts et Metiers
1730-40 Fusee cutting machine, Inv. No. 1234.
1730-40 Fusee cutting machine, Inv. No. 1234.
1740 Fusee cutting machine, Inv. No. 1233, on display at the Musée des Arts et Metiers
1740 Fusee cutting machine, Inv. No. 1233

Antoine Thiout the elder (Paris, 1692–1767) was a French clockmaker. He wrote Traité de l'horlogerie mechanique et pratique (Paris, 1741), a treatise on clockmaking which was widely read in his time.[1]

Several of Thiout's machines are held by the Musée des Arts et Metiers, namely:-

  • 1730-40 Fusee cutting machine (machine à tailler les fusées), Inv. No. 1234. Information and zoomable photograph here.
  • 1740 machine also described as a machine à tailler les fusées, Inv. No. 1233. Information and zoomable photograph here.
  • Screwcutting lathe (Tour à fileter), Inv. No. 4121. Information and zoomable photograph here. Not on display.


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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Wikipedia - Antoine Thiout