G. Pericaud Cast Iron #8-5432 French Scientific Scale Model Turret Lathe *SOLD*
G. Pericaud Cast Iron #8-5432 French Scientific Scale Model Turret Lathe
We have for you this rare cast iron #8-5432 French scientific scale mode turret lathe that was manufactured by G. Pericaud of Paris, France. This is approximately 7 ½” L x 5 ¾” H.
A brief history of G. Pericaud Company of Paris, France:
Founder: Georges Pericaud
The G. Pericaud Company was founded in 1900 in Paris, France by Georges Pericaud. Pericaud specialized in electric scale model scientific instruments for demonstration purposes and a primitive form of radio signal detectors called coherer detectors. By 1910, the company was making electrolytic detectors and later crystal radios to receive time signals from the Eiffel tower. When World War I ended in 1918, Pericaud became the first French manufacturer to make tube radios for civilian use. In 1924, Pericaud sold to La Compagnie des Compteurs and by 1930 despite being the largest French radio manufacturer they ceased production. It has been theorized that Pericaud may have made steam engines and accessories marked “GD”.