Moreover it has been fitted with a anchor escapement4. This is contradictory to the common right of inheritance in the Jura, whereby the youngest descendant would inherit the properties of the family. Apart from two exquisite and flawless clocks, nothing further is known about the Brocard family. The forged weight is one of the original weights of the clock in picture 1. Within the third weight the caster has sought a solution to avoid the cast-in hook.One of the Mayets' clearly signed his clocks with "Mayet cadet" (Mayet junior). A one-handed Comtoise of the Mayet-type from the Jura, manufactured by P. The movement has been built skillfully and finished to such a degree that this clock can be considered as the top of the Mayet-period ca. The last one is a leaden weight from the Mayet period9.
They represented the first move towards the popularising of clocks in France, and in the 19th century they were to be found far and wide across the country, virtually ousting other local clock making traditions.
They were often marked with the name and town of the vendor rather than those of the maker.
The going train has been fitted on the right, the striking train on the left.
Typical for this area is the pivoting rack, resulting in a construction of the direct half-hour stroke and the repetition on demand.15.
Although originating from the Jura, the striking train features a pivoting rack.
The clock has a very logical construction which is furthermore emphasized by the perfect finish.
It is a clock that can easily bear comparison with the highlights from the Mayet period in the Jura. A see-through of the clock from the Haut-Sane of picture 12.
The skeleton of this clock has been entirely forged, which is a deviation of the generally applied system in this area to secure the top plate with nuts.
The decline of these traditional clocks was completed by the First World War, after which the industry in the Morez-Morbier-Foncine area was reorganised for more modern productions. The clock is pure wrought iron and entirely made of iron.
By the end of the 20th century only a few French manufacturers continued to make comtoise clocks (Seramm, Odo, Gaignon). In the four corners of the top plate four nuts are visible, with which the clock has been screwed up.
*Apart from Morbier, the Jura had several clock-making centres in Morez, Foncine le Bas, Chapelle aux Bois, Belle Fontaine, Fort du Plne (Plasne) Poligny and St. On the Langres Plateau the best-known centres were the city of Langres and the adjacent Neuilly l'Archevque.