Some pictures of old tools

Well, I wanted to post some other stuff, but deleted my files working too quickly.

Here are quickly some pictures I took when I visited La Maison Vacheron-Constantin in Geneva.

Sorry not having more details right now, I just post these images after a meeting, and before an other one !

Pictures are numbered, comments will be easier.

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Some pictures of old tools

Deniz

Thank Deniz, pictures 1,8 and 12 look like a guilloche machine which
06/25/2007 - 18:31

VC still uses or will use (at least I've heard) for certain special dials.

Its interesting to see that probably certain of these machines were in fact invented by Leschot!

For those wondering who Leschot is please click on the link below and scroll down the post. There is a brief history of VC:

http://www.thehourlounge.com/index.php?module=Thread&action=view&threadid=2047&id=2047

picture 13 is the pantographe
06/25/2007 - 18:51

invented by Mr LESCHOT for Vacheron in 1839

This tool permit to dupplicate and produce in series with precision parts of movements.

This pantographe is one of the major invention in horology production tools.

I haven't found on Web documents explaining precisely how it works.

Maybe in books I don't have.

Deniz.

Re: picture 13 is the pantographe
06/25/2007 - 22:02

Very nice pics Deniz; I could not have done better when I recently visited La Maison (see my recent post), especially as I forgot  my digital camera at home (I would say, again).

I have liked also the Pantographe, and this guy Mr Leschot was a real genius for inventing such a tool: you can work on a larger scale on the left side to create what you want on a plate (engraving for instance), and finally you can find this engraving on the right side on a smaller plate! Really incredible.

Patrice

that's pretty amazing!! Leschot really seems to have taken horology to
06/26/2007 - 00:26

the next level!

To pick up on the different recent discussions I wonder why VC never communicates on its technical achievements!

cool stuff
06/25/2007 - 22:21
These pictures really make you wanna go there and see it for yourself. I really have to make the trip. I am sure it will be worthwhile since all that have already been to La Maison Vacheron Constantin in Geneva are under its spell. it's hard to believe these historical machines were used to build all those fantastic timepieces over the years and are part of the 252 year old history
Wow! Impressive engineering...
06/26/2007 - 00:38

Would be cool to see them in action sometime.

/rgds

/lloyd

Wonderful post Deniz!
06/26/2007 - 02:10

Thank you for sharing all this great pictures

- Seize

good to see you here Seize (nt)
06/27/2007 - 19:32

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