Pierre Edelinne

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Pierre Edelinne (1727-1777), (also Edelyne), was one of the foremost Parisian clockmakers of the latter part of the 18th century. After serving his apprenticeship from 1747 to 1754, he received his lettres de maîtrise in December 1757 and opened his own workshop. He is recorded in the rue de Harlay from 1765 to 1767; after his death, his widow continued running the workshop for several years. His clocks are rarely mentioned in contemporary documents, however a clock bearing his signature was described in 1787 in the posthumous inventory of the belongings of Maximilien-Léopold-Philippe-Joseph Gardel (1741-1787), a composer of the Académie royale de musique.