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    Type Vaucanson

    Hello,

    I have a question (most probably for the french members):

    The french mechanical time fuzes are called "Type vaucanson" but they are clearly of Krupp/Thiel system. Where does the name Vaucanson came from? I guess the famous french inventor has nothing to do with the fuzes as was died a long time before the fuzes came.

    Was there a french watch factory called Vaucanson? Today I only find a US watch company named after the famous inventor Vaucanson.

    Thanks, Alpini

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    Hello,
    Yes Krupp/Thiel system is called "type Vaucanson" in France because of one french fuze (Mechanical T&P fuze 24-65 à mouvement d'horlogerie type Vaucanson)
    The mechanical time device was made in France by "Etablissements Vaucanson".
    Note that it's look like a copy of German ww1 Doopz16.
    Regards

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    Last edited by MINENAZ16; 4th November 2019 at 08:28 AM.
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    Thank you, The "Etablissements Vaucanson" are a good track. I will try to find out more about this company.

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    Ok, I found out that the >Société de Construction d’Appareils de Précision "Vaucanson"< was really named after the famous inventor "Jacques de Vaucanson". The company was founded in 1914. But nothing about fuze production (or maybe just fuze clockworks). It would be interesting if they had a license from Thiel. St.Nicolas was the magic word.
    Last edited by Alpini; 4th November 2019 at 07:26 PM.

 

 

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