Antoine Thiout the elder (Paris, 1692–1767) was a French clockmaker. He wrote Traité de l'horlogerie mechanique et pratique (Paris, 1741), a treatise on clockmaking which was widely read in his time.
Several of Thiout's machines are held by the Musée des Arts et Metiers, namely:-
- 1730-40 Fusee cutting machine (machine à tailler les fusées), Inv. No. 1234. Information and zoomable photograph here.
- 1740 machine also described as a machine à tailler les fusées, Inv. No. 1233. Information and zoomable photograph here.
- Screwcutting lathe (Tour à fileter), Inv. No. 4121. Information and zoomable photograph here. Not on display.
Sources of Information
-  Wikipedia - Antoine Thiout