David Elie Nicole

Born at Lieu, Vallée de Joux, Vaud, on 8 November 1792, and died on 18 February 1871. Married Émilie Charlotte Plojoux in 1835 and produced two sons, Pierre François Émile and Julius François Eugène. The latter was born on 1 April 1848, and his death is unrecorded. He qualified as a student in medicine and subsequently travelled extensively. He is not thought to have been directly associated with the manufacture of musical boxes, but might possibly have untertaken some commercial work as an aspect of his travels. After the death of Pierre-Moïse in 1857, Pierre François Émile entered his father´s business as partner. (Ord-Hume, Musical Boxes, p. 322)