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Pictured: “The Giles Patent Anti-Magnetic Shield” Advertisement, The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, 1884 (Unknown Issue) As electricity was being adopted across the globe in the 1880s, the watch industry was met with the challenge of magnetism from electromagnetic fields.  When the delicate hairspring, balance,...
Pictured: C.A. Paillard’s Palladium Compensation Balance U.S. Patent #359093. In addition to seeking patents in Europe, Charles-Auguste Paillard submitted patent applications in the United States to protect the use of his palladium alloys in watchmaking.  The original set of patent applications was submitted on June...
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