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Chanot. Family of Fr. vn.-makers. François (b Mirecourt, 1787; d Brest, 1823) invented a pear-shaped vn. with flat belly and no sound-post. His brother Georges (b Mirecourt, 1801; d Courcelles, 1873) set up his business in Paris in 1823 and his son Georges (b Paris, 1831; d London, 1893) began his own business in London in 1858.