Philipe DuBois & Fils, Customers, Suppliers and Bankers
1757 - 1824

by
Richard Watkins


This work proves I can do boring, obsessive-compulsive tasks!


The watch company Philipe DuBois & Fils began life in 1757 and continued until the end of the 20th century. During this time it was run by descendents of the original owner, Philipe DuBois, and it remained in the same building in Le Locle, Switzerland.

Although most of the records of the company were destroyed, a number of account books and inventories still exist. These contain a large amount of information about the activity of the company.

In 2012 I spent a few weeks in Le Locle and I photographed all the account books and inventories up to 1824. Then I created a data base of the names of people that DuBois Dealt with. There are 24,769 entries.

The information is provided in three files:

Download    DuBois.pdf   which describes the data base.

And download    DuBois.fp7   which is the Filemaker Pro data base (about 5.3 MB).

Or download    DuBois.zip   which is a folder containing the three Excel files
described in DuBois.pdf (about 1 MB).


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