Result list 31 October 2020

The results of our October 31 sale are now online. Unsold items can be obtained in our aftersale until November 29 (first come, first served). .

Lotnumber: 877
TORINO. Azioni di Lire 100. buff, black. No 1651-60. Autograph signature of Filippo Dupré and Gaetano Bonelli, managers and founders of the company. The Piedmontese silk industry developed with capital from the old Dupré family. Coming from France they settled in Piedmont in the year 1600. There they also contributed to the promotion of various banks and management of numerous credit institutions in the 1640s and 1660s. The loom project, conceived by the engineer Gaetano Bonelli, was examined by the Science Academy and showed how electromagnetism could replace cardboard in Jacquard looms. The advantages were the elimination of mechanical controls (cardboard), energy saving during operation and higher precision of the whole system. Bonelli presented his prototype at the Turin and Milan fairs. A good electrically-powered system had not yet been designed and the available sources were electromechanical batteries only. However, electromagnetism had already found an application to the control systems, which, one hundred years later, would be much more highly developed. This must surely be one of the earliest of all electrical shares. Large, square format piece, with an extremely complex border, showing the electromagnetic equipment, textiles, angels, the medals won by the company, ships and so much else. The superb lithography is by G.F.Hummel. Extremely rare top piece.
DUPRE, Filippo
Date: 31 August 1854
Quality: VF
Startprice: € 1000