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[A.H.S. Electrical Horology Group]: 100 Years of Domestic Electric Clocks
O/P. 6 pages 1995. The catalogue of an exhibition held to commemorate the 25th year of the Antiquarian Horological Society's Electrical Horology Group. A good copy, now nicely bound in brown Rexine with gilt lettering to front and spine, original card covers bound in. (Ref: K4069 - G1)

Price: 15.00

Aked (C.K.): Electrifying Time
O/P. 105 pages, 35 plates, signed by author, 1976. The catalogue of an important exhibition held at the London Science Museum in 1977 to commemorate the centenary of the death of Alexander Bain on 2 January 1877. Forty years later this catalogue is still a useful reference work. A good copy, now nicely bound in half leather with gilt lettering to the spine (spine very rubbed), original card covers bound in. (Ref: K2755 - M2)

Price: 35.00

Aked (C.K.): A Conspectus of Electrical Timekeeping
O/P. 80 pages, illustrated, 1976. This book consists of 6 articles originally published in Antiquarian Horology together with a two-page bibliography on electrical timekeeping. The articles cover Murday's electrically driven balance wheel clock, Alexander Bain, the first electric clock, early batteries, electricity and magnetism, and an early electrical turret clock. Very good copy, now nicely bound in half leather with gilt lettering to the spine, original card covers bound in. (Ref: K4080 - L2)

Price: 40.00

Aked (C.K.): A Conspectus of Electrical Timekeeping
O/P. 80 pages, illustrated, signed by author, 1977. This book consists of 6 articles originally published in Antiquarian Horology together with a two-page bibliography on electrical timekeeping. The articles cover Murday's electrically driven balance wheel clock, Alexander Bain, the first electric clock, early batteries, electricity and magnetism, and an early electrical turret clock. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K476 - BX12)

Price: 30.00

Aked (C.K.): A Parergon of Electrical Horology - Electric Clock Patents for the period 1840 - 1900
O/P. 55 pages, 1984. A useful reference for electrical horology enthusiasts. The first patent listed is patent 8783 taken out by Alexander Bain in 1841. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3654 - C1)

Price: 20.00

Aked (C.K.): Electricity, Magnetism and Clocks
O/P. 18 pages, 19 figs., 1971. A useful introduction to electrical horology, an offprint from Antiquarian Horology. Good copy, paper covers. (Ref: K3420 - BX17)

Price: 12.00

Aked (C.K.): Electrifying Time
O/P. 105 pages, 35 plates, signed by author, 1976. The catalogue of an important exhibition held at the London Science Museum in 1977 to commemorate the centenary of the death of Alexander Bain on 2 January 1877. Over 25 years later this catalogue is still a useful reference work. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K477 - C2)

Price: 25.00

Andrade (J.):  Chronomtrie

Andrade (J.): Chronomtrie
O/P. 382 pages, 193 figs., 1908. The history of horology with the emphasis on the theory of mechanical and electrical timepieces. A good copy. Card covers a bit worn. [French language] (Ref: K3167 - J1)
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Price: 85.00

Belmont (H.L.): La Bulle-Clock Horlogerie lectrique
O/P. 152 pages, illustrated, number 164 of 300 numbered hardback copies, 1st edition, 1975. A good book about the history, construction and repair of Bulle clocks. The book is very comprehensive in content and includes facsimiles of patents, catalogues and an early repair manual. A very good copy, bound in green cloth. [French language] (Ref: K1237 - H3)

Price: 95.00

Bieda(D.) editor: The Seven Dials
O/P. 29 pages, illustrated, circa 1987. The Seven Dials monument was erected at the junction of 7 roads in Covent Garden, London in 1694, removed in 1773 and reconstructed in 1989. This book was published to raise funds for the reconstruction and tells the history of the monument and the story of its rebuilding. The pillar was (and is) topped by six sundial faces, the seventh 'style' being the column itself. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3689 - BX13)

Price: 10.00

Chapuis (A.) (Editor): L'Horlogerie Une Tradition Helvtique
O/P. 325 pages, 1948. A comprehensive review of Swiss horology from early times up to 1948. Chapters on electric clocks, marine chronometers, watch balances, wristwatches etc. Spine torn at head and faded, corners bumped, hence sensible price. [French language] (Ref: K70 - F1)

Price: 30.00

[Christie's]: Important Clocks, Watches and Marine Chronometers
O/P. 418 lots,most illustrated in colour, with a good section of 37 electric clocks including examples by Alexander Bain, William Hamilton Shortt, James Ritchie and Paul Garnier.The mechanical clocks included a rare binnacle timekeeper by Morris Tobias, an astronomical chronometer timepiece by George Margetts and an observatory regulator by Reid & Auld of Edinburgh. Good copy, card covers. [Sale @ King Street, London 25/11/1998] (Ref: A72)

Price: 8.00

Crum (E.G.) & Keller (W.F.): 150 Years of Electric Horology

Crum (E.G.) & Keller (W.F.): 150 Years of Electric Horology
NEW. 101 pages, illustrated, 1992. A book produced for a NAWCC exhibition, with details of a wide variety of electric clocks from Alexander Bain to the atomic clock era, plus a few watches. Card covers. (Ref: N2796)

Price: 17.50
Doensen (P.): Watch - History of the Modern Wristwatch, Design 1950 - 1983, Electric 1950 - 1993

Doensen (P.): Watch - History of the Modern Wristwatch, Design 1950 - 1983, Electric 1950 - 1993
NEW. 253 pages, illustrated, signed by author, 1994. The book has three main sections - the designers, early electric watches and quartz watches, as well as a history of the 12 most important makers. Written by a Dutchman, this is an important book on electric and quartz watches. With dust jacket.

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Price: 100.00
Forrer, Le Coultre, Beyner & Oguey:  L'aventure de la montre  quartz

Forrer, Le Coultre, Beyner & Oguey: L'aventure de la montre quartz
NEW. 441 pages, illustrated, 2002. A detailed account of the research by Centre Electronique Horloger (CEH), Neuchâtel on quartz and electronic watches, and its implementation by the Swiss watch industry. Still in publishers shrink wrap. [French language] (Ref: N2856)

Price: 60.00

Forrer, Le Coultre, Beyner, Oguey: L'aventure de la montre quartz
S/H. 441 pages, illustrated, 2002. A detailed account of the research by Centre Electronique Horloger (CEH), Neuchâtel on quartz and electronic watches, and its implementation by the Swiss watch industry. A very good copy, corners a little bruised. [French language] (Ref: K2857 - L2)

Price: 50.00

Fried (H.B.): Repairing Quartz Watches
O/P. 242 pages, lots of figures, 1st edition, 1983. An excellent guide to the repair of quartz watches by an expert, the book includes a basic course in electricity and electronic horology. A good copy with poor dust jacket. (Ref: K1136 - F4)

Price: 40.00

Gents of Leicester: The B.P. System of Patent Silent Electric Impulse Clocks

Gents of Leicester: The B.P. System of Patent Silent Electric Impulse Clocks
NEW. 28 pages, illustrated, 2005. A reprint of the 1907 Gents of Leicester catalogue for their electric impulse clocks. The catalogue has illustrations and prices of master clocks and slaves for domestic, factory and external use. Card covers. (Ref: N795)

Price: 10.00

Hackmann (W.D.) editor: Alexander Bain's Short History of the Electric Clock (1852)
O/P. 31 pages, illustrated, 1973. A reprint of Bain's famous pamphlet about his clocks together with an introduction and commentary by Hackmann. The book includes a list of 7 Bain clocks in British museums. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3459 - BX7)

Price: 16.00

Hope-Jones (F.):  Electric Clocks

Hope-Jones (F.): Electric Clocks
O/P. 261 pages, 127 figs., [ 1931 ]. This is the best, and by far the rarest, of Hope-Jones's publications and has never been reprinted. The book describes the various types of electric clock mechanism starting with Alexander Bain and describing developments up to the time the book was published. A good copy, cloth worn to top and bottom of spine and to corners. (Ref: K659 - G5)
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Price: 95.00

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