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Victor Janvier

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Victor Prosper François Janvier was a French sculptor and engraver. Born 1 May 1851 in Paris, died 12 April 1911[1]

He developed the Janvier Reducing Machine, an improved machine for sinking medallion dies. Examples were used in mints around the world, including the Royal Mint.

Drawing here. [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Wikipedia
  2. [2] Circuitous Root website: Studies in Antiquarian Technology and Other Matters: The Pantograph in Context