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Achille Brocot

1817 - 1878

French clockmaker.

Key dates

Around 1860

Invented the Brocot escapement for pendulums.

Invented the Brocot suspension (spring blade pendulum suspension).

1861

Discovery of the Stern-Brocot arbor (new method of calculating cogs by approximation), independently of German mathematician Moritz Stern who discovered it in 1658.