Biography

Career
The origin of the string instruments branch of this great company can be dated of 1834, when Charles BUTHOD, one of the J.B. VUILLAUME's collaborators, came back to Mirecourt to open a violin workshop.  Quickly Charles BUTHOD developed an important workshop whose the production was sold in France and abroad.
In 1848 he became associated with Charles -Claude HUSSON, under the name of HUSSON-BUTHOD.
In 1857 they are joined by Louis Emile Jérome THIBOUVILLE, heir of a long tradition of instrument making, started during the XVIII° century by the production of woodwind instruments à la Couture Boussey (Eure). This new company  took the name HUSSON - BUTHOD - THIBOUVILLE.
In 1866, M. Jérôme Thibouville became the owner of the  company which became in 1867 Jérôme TIBOUVILLE-LAMY (after his wife's' name).
In 1896 Alfred ACOULON joined the firm to take in charge the production of the instruments and in 1908 Hugues-Emile BLONDELET, a violin maker from Mirecourt.
Jérôme THIBOUVILLE-LAMY shut its doors in 1969.

Works
Its production which covered the whole range of instruments of the violin family, was of good quality and dedicated to both the French market and exports.
We find for example many instruments from this workshop in Great Britain and in the United States of America, where they are still very popular.

Labels & stamps
Like other important Mirecourt workshops, Jérôme Thibouville Lamy developed a policy of trade marks. In general, instruments bear the Jérôme Thibouville Lamy label, with quite often the JTL stamp to the inside neck’s block. A small number of them, among the nicest, bears the H. Emile BLONDELET or Louis FRICOT labels.
Some labels found in JTL instruments :
- Joseph Aubry,
- Barrel,
- Breton,
- Buthod,
- Geronimo Barnabetti,
- Geronimo Grandini,
- Ciceron,
- Le Célèbre Vosgien,
- Le Claude,
- Louis Fricot,
- Lupot,
- Mansuy,
- Mediofino,
- Michel Ange Garini,
- Nicolas Duchêne,
- Salzard,
- Sarasate
- Stentor,
- Thiery,

Collaborators for violins
Many violin makers were trained and worked in this workshop among them :

AUBRY Joseph
BOURGUIGNON Maurice
CHERPITEL Georges
CLAUDOT Pierre (1920-1922)
DIDIER Marius
FETIQUE Charles, Claude
KAUL PauL

Collaborators for bows
J.J.MARTIN joined J. THIBOUVILLE in 1885 to develop the bow production. (see i.e bow #3188)
HUSSON Auguste

For more details and information about the story of J. THIBOUVILLE-LAMY : www.luthiers-mirecourt.com




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