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Publisher: BONNEFOND, C.
Title: Maschinenfabrik Rüti, vormals Caspar Honegger tex.
Published in: Rüti, ca. 1850
Size: 18.1 x 13.0 inches.
46.0 x 33.0 cm.

Condition: Portrait en soie tissée. Bel exemplaire.
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Rarissime portrait en soie tissée de Jean-Marie Jacquard dessiné par Fritz Kaeser d'après la peinture de C. Bonnefond, réalisé sur le fameux métier mécanique Honneger à Rüti.
Le portrait de Jacquard est exécuté, deux fois à la demande de la Ville de Lyon, en 1834 et 1842. par le peintre lyonnais Jean-Claude Bonnefond (1796-1860).
Le portrait représente Jacquard dans son atelier, un compas à la main, entouré d'instruments scientifiques. Le métier à tisser automatique inventé par Jean-Marie Jacquard (1752-1834) est considéré comme le précurseur de l'informatique. Mis au point en 1801, le "métier Jacquard" pouvait exécuter des motifs très compliqués sous la surveillance d'un seul ouvrier. Un dispositif de cartes perforées permettait de guider les crochets qui soulèvent les fils de chaînes.

Caspar Honneger (1804-1883). Avec son père (jusqu'en 1827) et son frère (jusqu'en 1838), il partagea la direction technique de la filature de Rüti (Suisse). En 1834, il fonda une fabrique de tissage du coton à Siebnen, à laquelle il ajouta un atelier mécanique en 1842. Il améliora le métier à tisser en inventant le fameux "métier Honegger". En 1847, la guerre du Sonderbund lui fit déplacer son entreprise mécanique à Rüti (Maschinenfabrik Rüti).

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BONNEFOND, C. - Maschinenfabrik Rüti, vormals Caspar Honegger tex.

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