Consists of 660 exceptional watchcocks assembled early in the 20th century by one M. E. Coinon.(Research has yet to reveal who M. E. Coinon was.) The collection was cataloged, photographed, and prepared for publication by Tardy, (Henri Lengellé) author and publisher of the definitive four volume work: Clocks the World Over. Tardy never completed publication of Les Coqs de Montres (Watchcocks), but a few editions in folio remain.
My father, Charles Terwilliger, acquired this collection in the 1970's, but apparently disposed of it before he died in 1988.
I would very much like to know where this collection is, and I hope it is still intact.
I have made some photocopies of this folio edition. There are 32 pages including 16 plates. The text is in French.
Below are some links to scans of various pages. The original plates are not of photographic quality, however the photocopies are much better than the scans shown here. These are large images so please be patient.
The photocopy of this collection of 660 watchcocks is available for $50 post paid. Note that the text is in French, and that the definition of the plates is not what we have come to expect today. (Perhaps why Tardy did not complete publication.) Personal checks are acceptable. Please mail payment to:
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