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© JAPY FRERES: BIOGRAPHY, HISTORY AND MARKINGS, YEAR.

                                                                        

                                              Édouard Louis Frédéric Japy           

JAPY FRERES

Japy freres was founded 1n 1806 by Frédéric with his sons Pierre (finances/ commerce), Fritz and  Louis (technicality, machine design)    

Today JAPY FRERES watches and clocks are still around because of the devellopment by industrializion the  watch manufacturing industry.

They produced many watches and clocks, estimated in the millions during a good 150 years.

Frédéric Japy (1749-1812) was a pioneer in the "art" of industrialization and manufacturing, not only  watches/ clocks, but of manufacturing in general. 

Watches/ clocks were made individual, by hand, by one or more people and then assembled.

Like Ford did with cars, starting production lines for cars around 1900, at one place concentrated, Japy started already during 1770-1780 the same by manufacturing pocketwatches and clocks in basic production lines at one place, concentrated at Beaucourt (his native town) in France.

In very short time the production was more then double the usual way.

In 1806 three of his sons (Pierre,"Fritz" and Louis) took over the bussiness and founded the trademark  "Japy Freres".

The "golden age" to the japy freres dynasty was during the 1850-1930 years, by manufacturing watches/ clocks that the "common man" could buy.

 

Japy Freres also created the machines or modified machines to do this.

Because of production amount/ speed and lower prices Japy Freres got many contracts by different army's to deliver watches and clocks.

Japy Freres gave birth to the new standard for production: in his case this ment: watches, clocks, and later  on emaille dials, and other things. 

Later on Frédéric's  idea and interpretation of production lines became the industrial standard, as good as  world wide.

After his death in 1812 the factory went through his family untill the late 1930's, and ended there, as far it concerned watch/ clocks manufacturing.

                                  

      Edouard Louis Frédéric Japy 1749-1812 and his wife, Suzanne.                                                                                                                                                   

                                           Marguerite AMSTUTZ                                                                                                                                         Suzanne Catherine Amstutz 1756-1811

                                                                   

   

      Watch factory Japy Freres, Beaucourt 1823                                                                                                        

 

          

    Watch/ clock factory at Badevel (close to Beaucourt)                

 

 

FOUNDING "JAPY FRERES", 1806, BY THESE 3 BROTHERS, SONS OF FREDERIC AND SUZANNE. 

                   

                         

  Pierre Japy 1777-1863 and his wife Caroline Cuvier              Caroline Cuvier

      

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Frederic Guillaume "Fritz"Japy                       Louis Frederic japy 1777-1852

                 1774-1854

 

        Charles Guillaume Adolphe Japy 1813-1897  

Henri Charles Octave 1848-1935

Son of Charles Guillaume Adolphe Japy and Pauline Clemence Sahler,

he was married to Louise Jenny Birckel.

                                                 

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JAPY FRERES

PRODUCTION MARKS / YEARS 

JAPY FRERES, MEDAILLE DE BRONZE 1873.

JAPY FRERES & Cie, MEDAILLE d'Honneur 1855.

Expo universelle Paris 1855.

 

LA VIGILANTE, louis Japy Freres.

Berne Seloncourt. 1850

Registered: 27-09-1894

LA PARISIENNE

JAPY FRERES, BESANCON

REGISTERED: 27-9-1894.

 

 

LA PARISIENNE

JAPY FRERES, BESANCON

REGISTERED: 27-09-1894 

 

 

Japy Freres

Beaucourt. 

Japy Freres

Beaucourt. 

Japy Freres & Cie

Medaille D'Honneur: 1855. 

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L'ALOUETTE

(WITH SWALLOW), REGISTERED: 22-03-1902.(BESANCON).

JAPY FRERES 

ANCRE FRANCAISE

(ORNAMENTAL HORSESHOE AND BANNER),

REGISTERED:08-02-1892.(BEACOURT/ BESANCON)

JAPY FRERES

 

AUTOMEDON

BRAND FOR TIME ADJUSTMENT FEATURE,

REGISTERED: 28-2-1899. (BEAUCOURT)

JAPY FRERES & CIE

 

Japy Freres & Cie

Beaucourt 1893  

AUTOMOBILE REGULATOR

(WITH JFC IN OVAL)

REGISTERED: 28-01-1899.(BESANCON)

JAPY FRERES

 

BABY JAPY 

PARIS, BEAUCOURT, BESANCON.

JAPY FRERES SA

 

Beaucourt JFC (in horseshoe)

Beaucourt, 1850; registered: 8-2-1892.

Japy Freres

 

Japy freres & Cie

Registered: 19-07-1893.

 

 

 

 

Beaucourt/ JFC

(in horseshoe, surrounding monogram)

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

Registered: 7-3-1890.

Japy Freres &Cie.

Beaucourt Watch Company / JFC 

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

Registered: 12-3-1888

Japy Freres

 

Bocor (the cross)

Clocks; registered: 16-3-1903. (Beaucourt)

Japy Freres &Cie.

 
Japy Freres & Cie
Bocor

Movements; registered: 25-1-1935. (Beaucourt)

Japy Freres &Cie.

 

Brevete (with cock)

Beaucourt and Besancon

Japy Freres &Cie.

 

La Chaud De Fonds,

Japy Freres & Cie, Switzerland

Registered: 15-4-1887

Crescendo Japy

Paris, Beaucourt and Besancon.

Japy FreresSA

 

CX

Beaucourt.

Japy Freres

 

Cyrano

Besançon and Beaucourt, registered: 9-8-1898.

Japy Freres

 

Japy Freres

Medaille d'or

Democrate

(Pocket watches)

Registered: 28-1-1896. (Beaucourt)

Japy Freres &Cie.

 

Double Succès

Registered: 31-5-1935 and 7-6-1905.

(Beaucourt) Japy FreresSA

 

E (actually SE on clock)

Watches; Rue Fredric Japy, registered: 4-2-1936.

(Beaucourt) Henri Scherer

 

R & Co.

Beaucourt, France

Gaston Japy

 

Gauloise (La Gauloise)

Registered: 28-2-1892. (Besancon)

Japy Freres

 
 

 

Gauloise (on banner with cock and pocket)

Besancon,  La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland;

Registered: 12-6-1888.

Japy Freres 

 

Japy Freres & Cie. / Goe Med D'Honneur

(with medal and crown)

Small Watches, watch movements; Beaucourt.                                       

Japy Freres &Cie.

  

 

 
       

JF

Registered:20-12-1910

Beaucourt

Japy Freres & Cie 

 

JF (in a semicircle / C)

Small Watches, watch movements;

Registered: 30-12-1913. (Beaucourt)

Japy Freres &Cie.

Paris (Horsehoe surrounding JFC monogram)

Beaucourt.

Japy Freres &Cie.

Japy freres & Cie

Medaille D'honneur. 1867.

JFC( with 4 stars above)

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, 1887.

(in duo with Besançon)

Japy Freres &Cie.

JFC (like in relief, with 4 stars above))

Small Watches, watch parts, movements, housing,

Beaucourt + La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Registered: 15-4-1887.                  

Japy Freres &Cie.

 

Paris (in Horsehoe, surrounding monogram

with 4 stars above) 

Beaucourt, 1901.

Japy Freres &Cie.

   

LEP Japy & Cie

La Chapotte-Herimoncourt.

LEP Japy &Cie.

 

LM (bee in the circle)

Movement; Beaucourt and Besançon,

France; LM = La Melissa;

Registered: 22-9-1904.

Japy Freres

 

Japy Freres & Cie

Beaucourt.

La Démocrate

Registered: 28-2-1896. (Besancon)

Japy Freres

                                                                                                                                                            

japy freres & Cie

Registered: 08-12-1901.

Le fleuron

Berne-Seloncourt, 1850.

Registered: 28-2-1896.

Beaucourt.

Louis Japy/ Japy freres

 


Le fleuron

Berne-Seloncourt, France, 1850,

registered: 28-2-1896.

Louis Japy /Japy Freres

Melissa

Movements and watch parts; Bce,

registered: 22-9-1904

Japy Freres &Cie.

 

Minut

Paris, Beaucourt and Besancon.

Japy Freres

 

Minut-Japy

Paris, Beaucourt and Besancon.

Japy Freres

 

Monnin

Sale of products by Japy Freres, Paris, 1851-1861.

 

Montre Universelle / Populaire (in circle with 3 coins: JFC /

Grand Prix)

Small Watches, watch parts, movements, dials,

pocket watches,

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Swiss,

registrated: 24-11-1888. 

Japy Freres

 

Moteur Japy

Beaucourt and Besançon,  registered: 17-9-1898.

Japy Freres

 

Murmure

Paris and Besançon.

Japy FreresSA

 

Murmure Japy

Paris and Besançon.

Japy FreresSA

 

JAPY FRERES & Cie

Registered 1893  

 

Opex

Watches, small watches, watch parts; Beaucourt,

registered: 25-4-1906.

Japy Freres &Cie.

 

Opteur

Movement, watch parts; Beaucourt,

registered: 18-2-1908.

Japy Freres &Cie.