Champod-Jaccard & Co
Champod & Degiez (1852-1856)
„In 1831, an industrial survey revealed that there were six music box workers in Bullet, of whom four were of the Champod family: Ami, Isaac, Pierre and David.“
„In 1852, the directory listed the Champod-Degiez comptoir, installed in the Bas-du-Village in Sainte-Croix, producing cartels, as described in the advertisement published on 26th June 1856 in the local newspaper: Three cartel combs, one of 8.5 inches and two of 7 inches, have probably been forgotten somewhere. Please return them to Messr. Champod and Degiez, Bas-du-Village.“
Louis Champod-Jaccard (1856–1900)
“The partnership under the name Champod and Degiez for the production of music boxes having reached its term and Mr. Degiez having withdrawn voluntarily, the company will continue under the name L[oui]s Champod-Jaccard as from 16th July inst.” (FAS 12th July 1856)
„Louis Champod-Jaccard carried on making music boxes all by himself. Together with Lecoultre-Sublet and the Jaccard and Bornand brothers, he participated in the National Exhibition in Bern from 27th June to 10th October 1857. He presented three carillon music boxes with four, eight and twelve tunes and was awarded a bronze medal. According to the official report,bass part and the sound are better than in the other music boxes on exhibt and the mechanisms appear to have a better finish (Official report)“
„The company was a modest one and employed only Louis and Marie Champod-Jaccard and after the latter´s death, Louis abandoned all activity on 2nd May 1900“.