One letter from jeweller/clock reseller in London to Raingo In Paris with complaints about product quality. Second letter in French from salesman representing Raingo in London.
Braithwaite & Jones were jewellers on Cockspur Street (Charing Cross).
Both dressed to “Mesrs Raingo 11 Rue de Saintonge Paris”
Folded to form an envelope.
Raingo Freres was a Parisian clockmaking firm of the 19th century, founded by Z. Raingo who worked in Ghent & Paris. The firm made many types of clocks from Astronomical clocks and orrerys to conventional domestic clocks such as mantel, wall and carriage clocks. Z Raingo is believed to have fled from France in his early years for political reasons. He worked in Gand in Belgium for some time and has a fine orrery clock attributed to him as being made in the Gand in 1810.
During the period of 1820-30 he is known to have produced a series of about a dozen similar astronomical clocks. Many of these clocks can be found in large collections today. The firm of Raingo Freres was trading in the Rue Vielle di Temple in Paris in 1829, and continued until after 1900. The firm is also known to have traded at Rue de Saintonge between 1840-50. Raingo Freres exhibited at the International Exhibition in London in 1862.